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    I saw it on that old boat fourm, but can anyone tell me the easy way to turn my boat over for paint. pics would be nice, if you got them. thanks, steve.
    just a half turn before it breaks.

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    we did it with 3 people and an engine hoist...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...13905428&hl=en

    this was for a 18' rogers....

    when we did my 19' liberty, it was a bit more tricky because of the turn fin, so we used 2 engine hoists to keep it from sitting on the fin.

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    This is the method I used,You can also use two engine hoists,front and rear. Also You can use a strap ,around the pump bowl,if the pump is installed.




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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
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    This is the method I used.
    Sure wish I had a gantry in my yard.

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    Damn Brad, you guys made that look easy. I did mine similar to Hal with a engine hoist on the front boweye and a cable hoist on the back up to a beam in the garage. I got where I was flipping it myself by just doing a little rigging with some rope on the front. Still scary though......

    Hey Hal, welcome to the board. How's your project coming?......john

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetimus View Post
    Yup, I did mine just like that. Thanks for posting it up Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Damn Brad, you guys made that look easy. I did mine similar to Hal with a engine hoist on the front boweye and a cable hoist on the back up to a beam in the garage. I got where I was flipping it myself by just doing a little rigging with some rope on the front. Still scary though......

    Hey Hal, welcome to the board. How's your project coming?......john
    You wouldn't be man handling my 900 lb Kachina that easily. That sumbitch was way heavy. As soon as the two guys on the left got it off the balance point to lower it down...........my boat would've finished the flip by itself in a big hurry and somebody probably would've got hurt. Sounds like I'm being critical, but be aware some of these hulls (mine in particular) are real heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    You wouldn't be man handling my 900 lb Kachina that easily. That sumbitch was way heavy. As soon as the two guys on the left got it off the balance point to lower it down...........my boat would've finished the flip by itself in a big hurry and somebody probably would've got hurt. Sounds like I'm being critical, but be aware some of these hulls (mine in particular) are real heavy.
    Yup, you're probably right. I flipped this thing back and forth a number of times and I had it rigged the same way with 3 people. It wasnt till the last few times that I did it alone. I didnt realize your Kachina was that heavy! That new boat will fly with your motor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    Yup, you're probably right. I flipped this thing back and forth a number of times and I had it rigged the same way with 3 people. It wasnt till the last few times that I did it alone. I didnt realize your Kachina was that heavy! That new boat will fly with your motor....
    It was a good boat, but unbelievably heavy. I was just out doing some work on the new boat and did some checking around by pushing on different areas. I can flex the gullwing real easy and I couldn't flex any part of the Kachina even the deck. You could literally stand four adults on the deck of that boat and it wouldn't move.

    It's funny but all that time I owned it I had no idea it was so heavy and solid. I'm pretty amazed that it ran the speeds that it did.

    It was an 800 lb hull from the mold. Then throw in the pump and the rest of the hardware. It's an easy 900 lbs.
    All the wood in the boat is 3/4" resin coated plywood sides/gunnels, deck, transom etc. Not to mention a real heavy layup schedule with the glass.

    Very anxious for the "big swap", but at the same time forcing myself to take my time.
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    thanks for all the feedback, I was going to use two engine hoists, but am vary leary of the bow eye and how much waight it can take. Thanks steve.
    just a half turn before it breaks.

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    I used old truck tires and furniture dollies + 3 people. I don't trust the bow eye for a hoist. Rolled it over on the tires (on top of the dollies) from the trailer and rolled it into the garage for grinding and Gel coat. then you can move it around easily on the casters. worked great and I only had to buy 1 pizza, and 3 cases of beer...lol...OK had to buy another pizza and 3 more cases of beer to put it back on the trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverdog View Post
    I don't trust the bow eye for a hoist.
    As long as the bow eye is tight to the hull it's plenty strong. I used the two engine hoist method five times on the same boat (I'm embarassed to say and please don't ask why I had to flip it five times) and the bow eye never even loosened up.

    Keep in mind that was flipping the Kachina and no doubt one of the heavier 18 foot hulls.

    The idea of using the hoists was so that once you got the hull to the balance point, you could ease it past and over without endangering anyone. It's more of a failsafe deal than anything else.
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    yeah, mine's a 19 foot hawiian. I dont know the weight, but it seems to be pretty heavy, heavier then I thought it would be. just lifting it from the side while on the trailer. thanks again steve.
    just a half turn before it breaks.

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