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erkoehler
06-07-2006, 04:12 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I could never store my own personal boat like this.....

kalanic
06-07-2006, 04:14 PM
Yikes! What an idiot!!!!!!! That is just plain stupid!

sanjuan23
06-07-2006, 04:16 PM
Judge Jury Executioner...

jsonova99
06-07-2006, 04:16 PM
It's common for large boats. Anytime I ever drove through a boatyard when I lived at the Jersey shore, half of the boats would be stored like that, mostly large boats, but the occasional runabout, too.

bcampbe7
06-07-2006, 04:17 PM
WOW! Just three small points on the boat supporting it! :eek:

erkoehler
06-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Is it me, or does it look like if you pulled the cover to hard or walked in it you'd knock it off the front block?

Is it really sturdy like that?

jraben8
06-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Isn't that just asking to be introduced to your insurance adjuster?

LakePirate
06-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Should have sold them a trailer Erk. You are slipping.

erkoehler
06-07-2006, 04:20 PM
Should have sold them a trailer Erk. You are slipping.


I don't want anything to do with trying to get that boat on a trailer....its not worth the risk!

bcampbe7
06-07-2006, 04:21 PM
I don't want anything to do with trying to get that boat on a trailer....its not worth the risk!


Getting it on the trailer will be easy. Just attach the crane to the tower and lift er up! :eek: :rolleyes:

erkoehler
06-07-2006, 04:22 PM
Its all you man...I be here keeping my insurance rates low.

bcampbe7
06-07-2006, 04:23 PM
Its all you man...I be here keeping my insurance rates low.


Your right... Better go with the bimini as the lifting point. :rolleyes:

tunedportcj5
06-07-2006, 04:30 PM
Its more stable than you think - Its common for larger boats. Still looks scary though!

TMCNo1
06-07-2006, 04:33 PM
That's a Virginia boat according to the registration numbers, probably owned by a politician near DC and he's waiting for some more bribery/lobbiest money to buy a trailer.

east tx skier
06-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Its more stable than you think - Its common for larger boats. Still looks scary though!

I'm reciting the words from the owners manual in my head ... "hull damage can occur" when not supported properly. If I remember correctly it's 250 sq in of continuous support. I'm going to eyeball that one and say not 25 square inches.

bcampbe7
06-07-2006, 04:39 PM
I'm reciting the words from the owners manual in my head ... "hull damage can occur" when not supported properly. If I remember correctly it's 250 sq in of continuous support. I'm going to eyeball that one and say not 25 square inches.


That was my point...
I am not all that concerned with the stability. I am more concerned with the amount of force on those three little points of the hull.

Mag_Red
06-07-2006, 04:55 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I could never store my own personal boat like this.....A little off the topic.........but I'd consider that color combination if the price was right ;)

bcampbe7
06-07-2006, 04:59 PM
A little off the topic.........but I'd consider that color combination if the price was right ;)


:uglyhamme
That would go great with that "new" houseboat when you change the tan stripe for a yellow stripe. :cool:

rodltg2
06-07-2006, 05:22 PM
Its more stable than you think - Its common for larger boats. Still looks scary though!


its very common, my houseboat among many large yachts were dry docked like that this winter. it lookes sketchy to me at first as well, but i was assured and i walked inside and did maintence with out any problems..

agua4fun
06-07-2006, 07:06 PM
i agree, you see it around here all og the time. 40' boats on 5 points is the usual. thats how they set them when they come in brand new on a semi.

agua4fun
06-07-2006, 07:07 PM
Now standing under one is another story.....

jraben8
06-07-2006, 07:11 PM
Okay, both of those have more than 3 points of minimal contact.

agua4fun
06-07-2006, 07:14 PM
true, but i bet they weigh a bit more.

SKI*MC
06-07-2006, 11:17 PM
we stored our boat outside for half the winter like that while our trailer was being powder coated.

Mi.mc
06-07-2006, 11:22 PM
from the looks of the bottom of that boat it doesnt seem as if it's to safe to be in either...

by the way it's good to see that everyone isnt only talking about the rod fiasco

88 PS190
06-08-2006, 01:31 AM
Its not bad i'd bet.

Notice its a V drive boat, the wait is mainly in the rear, where they have two sturdy supports, and the bow has a central location... Its not ideal, i'd prefer more in the front, but if you need to do work on the boat its not going to be the end of the world. Don't back the trailer into that cement block by accident though!

Hoff1
06-08-2006, 10:56 AM
Reminds me of the mobile homes in Eastern Kentucky on the sides of steep inclines, only supported by a few concrete blocks stacked 4 or 5 high. I'd never try it, but I over engineer just about everything.