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just anti fouled my hulls by beaching the boat. I tried landing the hulls on tyres and blocks of wood but the outgoing tide always seemed to wash away the sand and bury the hulls in the beach. Which resulted in lots of digging to clear the hulls of sand to prep and paint, they were still resting on the tyres. I was thinking of getting a few 5m scaffold planks strapping them to the hulls underneath the beams then when the tide goes out using a high lift jack under the beams to lift the hulls up, then place blocks underneath. I do also have some repair work to do to the sacrificial keel strip under the hulls, or at least it seems the hulls/keels were built then a 50x40mm strip of wood added below them to take the wear and tear of beaching. The boat only came with a partial set of plans. Any prior experience or thoughts would be great.

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Hello Andrew
I have jacked my tiki 30 off the blocks in the yard easily using reshore jacks. They are big screw jacks used in concrete form work construction. As long as the bottom is hard enough to bear the weight it could work. Have considered attempting this myself but in my experience trying to rig all-this up while floating around on the water is much more difficult than one might imagine. I did see an interesting photo posted on this forum showing a 21footer “cookie fat”kedged over onto one hull from its mast head. Be safe and good luck.

I was going to wait till she was beached at the top of the tide on a falling tidal range so she would be there for 2 weeks. Settle the boat on 3 6m scaffold planks under the hulls where the beams join. Then jack it up from there. The sacrificial keel strip has been doing its job and needs some more wood/glass/antifoul so need to crawl under the keels to work. Will make sure she is well and truly jacked up/chocked and well supported before I go underneath.

Hello Andrew I put the jacks under the beams near the hulls four of them. I have heard of using large overinflated fenders to roll cats up to the hard. I would like to hear how it goes for you.

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