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SuburbanBoy posted 02-23-2001 02:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for SuburbanBoy   Send Email to SuburbanBoy  
I am preparing to paint strip the hull on my 15' Striper. What is the best way to transfer the hull from my trailer and place it upside down on a couple of sturdy saw horses?

Has anyone stripped the paint off of their hull with it on a trailer?

What brand of DA (dual action) polishers are in use out there?

Thanks for the help.

Arch Autenreith posted 02-23-2001 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
I just tied the stern to a tree then pulled the trailer out from underneath. On grass, of course. Not the driveway. Then with a tractor (car, etc.) I pulled it up on it's gunwale and tied it against a tree. This has the benefit of not having to remove any of the railings, consol or engine. After one side do the same for the other side. Just a thought.
JimU posted 02-23-2001 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
I pulled the fenders off my trailor and put two 8 foot 4 by 6 beams across the trailor, flipped the boat using four come-a-longs attached to averhead beams in a shed. If you don't remove the fenders the gunwhales will probably hit them when you flip the boat. My boat is a 17 fiit that weighs aroud 800 lbs. You can probably flip the striper wih a few healthy sons and their friends. I use a 6 inch variable speed Porter Cable. On my next project I'm going to get an in-line air operated automotive wet sander. good luck,JIM
triblet posted 02-23-2001 10:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Into a stiff headwind with a nasty windchop
running, bow trimmed way up, any weight
in the boat all the way aft.

Sorry, couldn't resist.


KCarlsen posted 02-24-2001 12:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for KCarlsen  Send Email to KCarlsen     
I guess I did it the old fashion way. I bought some beer and invited 8 friends over to pick up the 16 ft hull, tip it over and rest it on an H shaped dolly I built from 2x6 lumber. This allowed me to roll it in and out of the garage on nice days. I used paint remover for fiberglass and took 30 years of bottom paint off. Lots of work but worth the effort. After it was painted, I had the same crew back to get it back on the trailer. I wish I had pictures of the process, it was quite the sight.

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