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    i have my boat (tx19 condor) flipped upside down to paint it and straighten the bottom. Right now it is on a cart resting on the raised part of the cockpit on foam blocks, right under the supports near where the front seats would be. I have a 24" x 24" oak plank on a jack at the front of the bow to take some of the weight off the center. When i staighten the bottom, what is the best way to support the boat? 4 jackstands as far forward and as far back as possible on the stringers? i had it on the jack at the front and 2 stands as far back as i could get them on the stringers before I put it on the cart and I got a little different reading on my straightedge then. I was also told to go 4-5 feet forward on the outer sections and 7-8 feet forward from the transom on the keel with the straghtening. sound right? The rest of the bodywork is done and its in primer, as soon as I get this part done and speedcoated I can get it painted and back on the trailer. My main question is how should it be supported when straightening the bottom?

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    I think you would be good to go, if supporting off the stringers at the transom, and then again at the dash board. Then just support the bow as needed. There is always going to be weight on the stringers regardless.
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    I agree with Sleek, I just supported mine on the stringers and had no problems.


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