Another option that is a little less scary than lifting a complete boat would be to try and find an empty boat trailer to borrow, or if you have a flatbed trailer like a car hauler you could build bunks or anchor some old tires to the deck and take them both to water and swap the boat over. Itís a little hillbilly but it does work
That would be ideal, Unfortunately no one I know has an extra trailer laying around. I still havenít gotten around to fixing this yet. I have been thinking though... would it be possible to jack one side of the trailer up, support that side of the boat, then let the trailer down and replace the bunks one side at a time? Where would I put the jack stands and wood blocks?
I have seen my dad replace the bunks on his trailer this way, he didnít jack up the whole trailer, just used a couple of bottle jacks and some 2íí x 6íí a few feet long and jacked the boat itself up on its side a little just enough to slide out the old bunks one side at a time. If that makes any sense.
In my best "grandad" voice with a cigarette hanging out of my mouth.... "if a day goes by and you learn nothing, I hope like hell you got a lot of sleep"....
Where in so cal you at. Id be willing to give ya a handFat fingered from the phone- Corey
Yah that is pushing it. Don't think I can pull that in the company truck. And I don't think ill be home before the street lights come on. LolFat fingered from the phone- Corey
Thank you for the offer though.
Replaced my boards the bottle jack method last month. Lifted one side, remove, measure n cut new boards, countersink bolts, cover boards, reinstall, lowered boat and repeat on other side. Took one full afternoon by myself.
well holy jackpot shit WOO-HOO