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“Alice Gale” on the trailer

This week I worked on interior details and getting the boat ready for loading on the trailer.  By Friday she was ready for the move from the garage floor onto the trailer.   I used my garage hoist to lift the bow onto a furniture mover and then a couple of car jacks to lift the transom onto another furniture mover.  This allowed for easy mobility of the boat and I was able to swing the bow around toward the garage door.  Once the boat was aligned with the trailer I used the winch on the trailer to pull “Alice Gale” onto the pads.   The trailer design, a tilting bed trailer, made the transfer easier.   A neighbor helped with keeping the boat steady as she was pulled onto the trailer.  I used the same temporary hull stabilizers on the trailer.  I still need to build a permanent runner system for the hull to stabilize loading and transportation needs.   And finally at last, the big question, will the boat fit as planned into the garage.   Like a glove!   I have just enough room to move behind the transom to the rear door and the width of the trailer just fits through the door opening.

Ready to move

Ready to move onto trailer

View from starboard side

A good vantage point view

Wow, it actually fits


Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Building Stage


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