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86mcskier
03-15-2007, 11:34 AM
I will be buffing out the hull of my boat soon. Any ideas of how to jack the boat off the trailer so I can buff the bottom of the hull?

loeweb
03-15-2007, 11:39 AM
I think there is a thread on this somewhere. Maybe Shepherd and the 1990 restoration diary. I think there is a post on there where he jacked the boat up to remove the trailer. He wasn't buffing the hull though. He wasn't even touching the boat when it was jacked. Hope this helps

shepherd
03-15-2007, 11:42 AM
Do you want to remove the trailer completely out from under the boat? If so, check out this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=14807

Or check out page 17 on this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12550&page=17

Personally, I'd just jack up the boat enough to fit my hand under the spots blocked by the trailer, but leave the trailer under the boat for safety. Use a large floor jack under the keel, and put a wood pad on it to protect your bottom when you jack it up. You can notch out the wood pad (and carpet it for extra cushion) to match the angle of the boat's bottom for extra stability.

trickskier
03-15-2007, 11:54 AM
I removed my old ProStar with a floorjack and some large styrofoam blocks........I'll have to see if I have any pics......

86mcskier
03-15-2007, 12:00 PM
I really appreciate all the help. It looks like I'll need to have a change of underwear on hand while doing this.

trickskier
03-15-2007, 12:11 PM
I used a towel on the floorjack to protect the gelcoat.

erkoehler
03-15-2007, 01:12 PM
If you drop the boat, your going to need more than new underware!:D

86mcskier
03-15-2007, 02:11 PM
Would insurance cover that?:confused: My guess would be no

mitch
03-15-2007, 02:36 PM
Do you want to remove the trailer completely out from under the boat? If so, check out this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=14807

Or check out page 17 on this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12550&page=17

Personally, I'd just jack up the boat enough to fit my hand under the spots blocked by the trailer, but leave the trailer under the boat for safety. Use a large floor jack under the keel, and put a wood pad on it to protect your bottom when you jack it up. You can notch out the wood pad (and carpet it for extra cushion) to match the angle of the boat's bottom for extra stability.

Sounds dangerous, I'm scared just reading this thread. :o

M-Funf
03-15-2007, 02:44 PM
It might be helpful to get a couple of boat dolly's so you can move the boat around once it's off the trailer...

Good Luck

trickskier
03-15-2007, 02:49 PM
Sounds dangerous, I'm scared just reading this thread. :o
It's really easier than you think......Took me about 20 minutes.

shepherd
03-15-2007, 02:50 PM
Do you want to remove the trailer completely out from under the boat? If so, check out this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=14807

Or check out page 17 on this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12550&page=17

Personally, I'd just jack up the boat enough to fit my hand under the spots blocked by the trailer, but leave the trailer under the boat for safety. Use a large floor jack under the keel, and put a wood pad on it to protect your bottom when you jack it up. You can notch out the wood pad (and carpet it for extra cushion) to match the angle of the boat's bottom for extra stability.

I guess I should add: Put a stout jack stand, block of wood or other support under the keel after you jack it up to support the boat in case the jack loses pressure.

I don't think it's too dangerous if you have the right tools and equipment, be very careful and take your time.

Doug G
03-15-2007, 05:18 PM
It might be helpful to get a couple of boat dolly's so you can move the boat around once it's off the trailer...

Good Luck

I get weird looks when I call her dolly, I thought they were called boat babe's



Oh my bad you want to move the boat... nevermind.

JLeuck64
03-15-2007, 05:24 PM
Just slide under the trailer with a damp wash cloth and some hull cleaner or rubbing compound and clean the hull by hand. It won't take you as long as one might think. It will be much safer for you and your boat too!
Regards,

ProTour X9
03-15-2007, 05:43 PM
Grease the trailer bunks before getting the boat out of the water, clip on hook, unclip hook to back in, reverse swiftly, abruptly stop!:rolleyes: :D :eek3: ;)

trickskier
03-15-2007, 07:39 PM
I don't have any pics of taking it off the trailer. But here it is on the styrofoam blocks......

86mcskier
03-15-2007, 09:11 PM
Where did you get those blocks from? $ ? They must have been pretty dense.

trickskier
03-15-2007, 10:22 PM
Where did you get those blocks from? $ ? They must have been pretty dense.
A friend of mine had them made and gave them to me.

Leroy
03-15-2007, 11:05 PM
I see the big boats in the yard and they are like sitting on 2x4's and cinder blocks with wood blocks on top of them.

trickskier
03-16-2007, 03:17 PM
I see the big boats in the yard and they are like sitting on 2x4's and cinder blocks with wood blocks on top of them.
I would be extremely afraid of using cinderblocks. They're not made to support something that heavy........I've seen them break when shade tree mechanics have used them as jackstands.............:(

shepherd
03-16-2007, 09:49 PM
I would be extremely afraid of using cinderblocks. They're not made to support something that heavy........I've seen them break when shade tree mechanics have used them as jackstands.............:(

Uh ohhhh............ :o

trickskier
03-16-2007, 11:26 PM
Uh ohhhh............ :o
NOT ENDORSED BY TRICKSKIER................:uglyhamme

Leroy
03-16-2007, 11:38 PM
Just as I said earlier, the classic cinder block and 2x4 support! It works even on the little boats! :D

Uh ohhhh............ :o

Safety First
11-15-2007, 03:22 AM
Finally there is a way to safely remove your boat from your trailer in minutes by yourself, anywhere. Check out the G & G Portable Boat Lift,
http://www.portableboatlift.com (http://www,portableboatlift.com)

Safety First
11-15-2007, 03:35 AM
Just as I said earlier, the classic cinder block and 2x4 support! It works even on the little boats! :D
It's not the blocks that are scary thing in the photo as much as it is the way they are being used. I'd stack the blocks vertically as the bottom blocks appear to be, two blocks each course alternating the direction on the second course. On top of the second course I'd put a piece of 3/4" plywood 16" X 16". Then place the top block vetically not on its side. Then place a 2" X 8" X 16" on top of that block. The block are much stronger when they are stacked as if they were going to be laid in a wall and the plywood on the top of the bottom two courses and the wood on top of the top block spreads the load. Safety First!

Safety First
11-15-2007, 03:40 AM
[QUOTE=Safety First] I've seen too many blocks blow apart while on their side.

milkmania
11-17-2007, 12:03 AM
Finally there is a way to safely remove your boat from your trailer in minutes by yourself, anywhere. Check out the G & G Portable Boat Lift,
http://www,portableboatlift.com
I like that idea:)
but, you've got a comma in your URL

wonder what keeps the transom jacks from squirting out?:confused:
I wouldn't want to be pushing in and out horizontally

Leroy
11-19-2007, 01:24 AM
Great observation and the system you show looks great! I know from taking sledge hammers to blocks that you are right! :)

It's not the blocks that are scary thing in the photo as much as it is the way they are being used. I'd stack the blocks vertically as the bottom blocks appear to be, two blocks each course alternating the direction on the second course. On top of the second course I'd put a piece of 3/4" plywood 16" X 16". Then place the top block vetically not on its side. Then place a 2" X 8" X 16" on top of that block. The block are much stronger when they are stacked as if they were going to be laid in a wall and the plywood on the top of the bottom two courses and the wood on top of the top block spreads the load. Safety First!

atlfootr
11-19-2007, 10:57 AM
I will be buffing out the hull of my boat soon. Any ideas of how to jack the boat off the trailer so I can buff the bottom of the hull?Take it to a Dry Storage Marina and have 'em lift it off the trailer w/ one of these ... throw 'em a twenty :D

shepherd
11-19-2007, 06:03 PM
It's not the blocks that are scary thing in the photo as much as it is the way they are being used. I'd stack the blocks vertically as the bottom blocks appear to be, two blocks each course alternating the direction on the second course. On top of the second course I'd put a piece of 3/4" plywood 16" X 16". Then place the top block vetically not on its side. Then place a 2" X 8" X 16" on top of that block. The block are much stronger when they are stacked as if they were going to be laid in a wall and the plywood on the top of the bottom two courses and the wood on top of the top block spreads the load. Safety First!

Safety is overrated. :rolleyes:

trickskier
11-19-2007, 10:29 PM
Safety is overrated. :rolleyes:
That's until you're under the boat and you hear that cracking sound of those cement blocks.....................8p

Lennyp04
11-19-2007, 10:49 PM
NOT ENDORSED BY TRICKSKIER................:uglyhamme


Nor by Lennyp04.....

phecksel
11-19-2007, 11:30 PM
My wifes uncle was recently killed when the car he was working on fell off either jackstands or ramps. I didn't pry too much, because it doesn't really matter. Think twice about the ton or two suspended above you.

Safety First
11-27-2007, 05:04 AM
I like that idea:)
but, you've got a comma in your URL

wonder what keeps the transom jacks from squirting out?:confused:
I wouldn't want to be pushing in and out horizontally
Thanks for the heads up on the comma in the URL!
The boat stands can be chained together but they are normally really hard to budge unless the pitch is greater, then I attach a chain to keep them from spreading. The Lift in the front does not move, front, back, or to either side. There were a couple of film crew guys crawling all over that boat at Ship Shape TV before and after that photo. It didn't budge.
I could send you a few pics of the stands on some other boats if you want.

SafetyFirst
01-09-2010, 01:39 AM
The Portable Boat Lift has made some improvements to their lift. Its a little easier and beefier now. You can find them at www.portableboatlift.com or www.portableboatlift.net.http://www.portableboatlift.net/images/robolo_20_spze_ewib.jpg

CantRepeat
01-10-2010, 02:44 PM
Page 4 in this thread shows the stands I made to hold the boat up while I work on the trailer.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=22930&page=4