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    Hey guys, I'm not a know it all and have no pride issue with asking more experienced boaters a question.
    I'm getting my trailer powdercoated and meanwhile the boat is on this car lift. They padded the feet of the lift with cardboard, and "rags".
    Its a light layup hull, no motor or pump in it.

    Will being on this car lift dimple the bottom of the hull, or should it be ok?

    I'd prefer answers from those experienced in blueprinting bottoms, preferably someone with a LOT of experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Oxidean View Post
    Hey guys, I'm not a know it all and have no pride issue with asking more experienced boaters a question.
    I'm getting my trailer powdercoated and meanwhile the boat is on this car lift. They padded the feet of the lift with cardboard, and "rags".
    Its a light layup hull, no motor or pump in it.

    Will being on this car lift dimple the bottom of the hull, or should it be ok?

    I'd prefer answers from those experienced in blueprinting bottoms, preferably someone with a LOT of experience
    I can't see what you've got going on there. but the strength of that hull is the stringers, and then the center keel. it is designed to be set on bolsters directly under the stringers. either 2x8, 2x10 or 4x6 blocks for a short time. under the stringers.

    should it be ok? I guess that would depend on your definition of ok. or how long it's going to sit there like that. personally, my pc would not be sitting on cardboard and rags, supported under the sponsons, for any length of time. if it's not on the trailer, it's on a cart with support under the stringers. but that's just me. and the 2 guys that do hull stuff for me that have a combined 50+ years laying up/repairing boats. one with over 25 years laying up placecrafts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    I can't see what you've got going on there. but the strength of that hull is the stringers, and then the center keel. it is designed to be set on bolsters directly under the stringers. either 2x8, 2x10 or 4x6 blocks for a short time. under the stringers.

    should it be ok? I guess that would depend on your definition of ok. or how long it's going to sit there like that. personally, my pc would not be sitting on cardboard and rags, supported under the sponsons, for any length of time. if it's not on the trailer, it's on a cart with support under the stringers. but that's just me. and the 2 guys that do hull stuff for me that have a combined 50+ years laying up/repairing boats. one with over 25 years laying up placecrafts.
    Thank you.

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    That is one clean bottom!!!!! I agree with Bob... Not for a long time... If you were closer I would loan you my spare trailer.... If it's going to be a while, Build a cheap rack out of 2x4's and carpet it. You could always lift it back onto the car lift for storage if needed.. If it's a stock bottom much less important than a blue printed one, but still not good for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Dad View Post
    That is one clean bottom!!!!! I agree with Bob... Not for a long time... If you were closer I would loan you my spare trailer.... If it's going to be a while, Build a cheap rack out of 2x4's and carpet it. You could always lift it back onto the car lift for storage if needed.. If it's a stock bottom much less important than a blue printed one, but still not good for it...

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    Thanks for the input! Its only on there 2 weeks and its cold out, so I doubt the glass will deform. Thanks for the advice!

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    Bill, with no motor I can't see that it could be a problem as light as that boat is. But again, I'm no expert.
    Sure looks good from the bottom, probably not many boats with that detail.

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