In preparation for this, we slung heavy line and chain over the barn's massive framing and are using cable come-alongs and wide nylon strapping to lift the hull. The straps are positioned on the galvanized ribs to properly support the hull.
This boat must have been made in production runs large enough to justify the interior metal work. There are 4 galvanized frames that the wooden frames are faired to. This would have required a good deal of tooling work. I would love to see a photo of the shop they were built in.
|Here we are starting to lift the hull off it's trailer bunks.|
|The hull is lifting off the bunks now. This strap is positioned on one of the internal galvanized ribs.|
|The keel ballast is about to be drilled out for new keel bolts.|