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John Fitzgerald posted 05-18-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for John Fitzgerald   Send Email to John Fitzgerald  
I know that this is probably a really dumb question but if I get even a few good hints that save time/injury/damage, the embarrasmentwill be worthwhile. At the end of last season I hit a submerged rock and did some hull damage to the inside left sponsoon (whatever). Now I need to fix it and I have read everything (I think) on this forum about resin & repair. I have also gotten a mortgage at West Marine.

Do I need to take the engine (40 hp Johnson)off and flip it? If so, any tricks to make it simple. Should I build a boat dolly so I can move it in and out of the garage? What should I not do?

This forum makes me glad I bought a used Whaler. Don't let me down (please). Anybody want an apple core?

goldstem posted 05-18-2001 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
when I was a kid we stored my 13 flipped.
take the motor off. this can be done solo
but two makes it much easier.
take out the console since the steering wheel is above the gunwell. (We used to take
all the wood out each winter for a coat of varnish.

put a tire at each corner and flip it onto the tires. pretty easy with 3 people.

Wagon1 posted 05-18-2001 09:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wagon1  Send Email to Wagon1     
Hi John! When I restored my 72 13 a few years ago, I just removed the motor, wood and then put her on the lawn and "launched" it like I was at the boat ramp. A few neighbors (it's amazing what they will do for a few beers) helped me flip her over. I set her upside down on a few 2 X 4s. Getting her back on the trailor was just the opposite. Enjoy!!

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