tips for flipping the boat (on the dry)?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Pokey, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Pokey

    Pokey New Member

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    Hail all,

    I need to remove and re-apply bottom paint.

    How hard is it to flip the boat over? Any tips?
     
  2. Capri Joe

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    I've never flipped a boat the size of a 14.2 but I know the fore deck won't support the weight so be sure to use three or more padded saw horses. Let us know what you decide and how it turns out.
     
  3. chemprof

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    Seems to me someone posted in the last year or so a description of using a pair of slings supported by their garage ceiling joists. They simply put the boat right side up into the slings and then rotated the hull until it was upside down. The sling supports the Capri safely and without pressure points -- no need for sawhorses or jacks.

    -- Ed
     
  4. woodbark

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    I have a 1992 mod.2 that is presently stored on 2 padded saw horses. My brother and I had no trouble rollong it over and lifting it on to the saw horses. We did the rolling over on the grass which provided a natural padding and non skid surface, it could try to slide away if done on a hard surface. This is last winter on the horses and covered with a green tarp.

    "Click on the photo for a full page view"
     
  5. Pokey

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    Thanks guys.

    Bark, did you move the boat off the trailer, then onto the grass, while keeping it upright, before you flipped it over?

    Wow, it only took two guys? I was thinking it would take four.
     
  6. woodbark

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    Yes to that! We just slid it off the trailer on to the grass. Flipping it over was quite easy, probably easier for folks that are taller than 5' 5", yes we're just little guys and not hardly brawny by any stretch of the imagination.

    I must say though, mounting it on to the horses was a bit strenuous. First we lifted it at the stern and while my brother held it, I quickly slipped the first horse under as far forward as I could get it, this gave us a bit of cantilever action which helped tremendously with lifting the bow.

    Once it was up we readjusted the position of the horses. One more person would definitely make the task easier, or the wives, if they are willing :rolleyes:
     
  7. Pokey

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    Short on height maybe, but no doubt, tall in stature!

    Thanks for the tips and the quick response. We'll follow your example.
     
  8. Pokey

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    Got the old bottom paint sanded off last week.

    Flipping the boat was much easier than expected.

    Basically, we just rolled the trailer out from under the boat. Then flipped it over on the grass. Next, a buddy and I lifted, first the bow and then the stern, as my son slid saw horses underneath.

    I purchase a half sheet of Styrofoam insulation at Home Depot for about $5 and cut it into pieces that were then taped on top of the saw horses to protect the deck. Worked great.
     
  9. woodbark

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    Pokey, happy to see everything is working out great, it's a good feeling when things work out the way as planned and of course being able to do it all yourself has it's own rewards :)
     
  10. Pokey

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    You're right Bark, but don't Jinx me!!!

    Boat's still upside down. Still need to paint it, flip it, add new standing rigging, all new lines, and a few blocks and cleats.

    But I won't be done until she launched New Year's eve and we make the start line on time.

    Then I'll be done, for this year anyway!
     
  11. woodbark

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    Pokey have no fear, you're in good company, with the information you can garner on this forum.... consider it as good as done, but I think you already know that.

    I do have a question for you, are you sailing in salt water? Just wondering why the bottom paint? My Mod 2 has never been bottom painted, it's still the original white gel coat, mind you, I sail in very fresh water so no concerns about barnacles etc. just staining from the dark river water which washes off easily at the end of season.
     
  12. Pokey

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    Hey Barker,

    Yeah, I absolutely hate having to put bottom paint on a dingy. It's almost sacrilege.

    But the boat came with a free slip in LA Harbor. So it'll need the paint.

    Plan to paint her this weekend. Rig her over Christmas weekend, and launch her New Year's Eve... If all goes well.
     

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