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buzcoats
05-06-2009, 10:55 PM
I need to lift my XLV off of the trailer to clean and wax where the boat sits on the trailer runners. My buddy's shop has a hoist and forklift. the book says to use the hook on t he bow and the two transom hooks on the stern? It doesn't seem like those points would hold that much weight.
Also what kind of straps should I use? thanks.

Buddy

Burke
05-06-2009, 11:49 PM
Check out this post for a few ideas: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=11525&highlight=lift+trailer+blocks&page=2

mustangairchair
05-06-2009, 11:55 PM
pro tow straps will hold 4000 pounds each.that will lift it. i would put it in the water go fix the trailer and put it back on less chance of damage

jjerrod
05-06-2009, 11:58 PM
check out my photo album called "old boat" :D

there is no F'in way i would do that to the moomba though

jmvotto
05-07-2009, 12:10 AM
I'm glad you said it ... cus i was thinking it LOL:p

Kidder
05-07-2009, 11:14 AM
pro tow straps will hold 4000 pounds each.that will lift it. i would put it in the water go fix the trailer and put it back on less chance of damage

He wants to wax the boat where the runners on the trailer are. I don't know if he can hold his breath for that long. :lol:

kaneboats
05-07-2009, 11:54 AM
I lifted my old boat off the trailer with 2x6's and a floor jack so I could replace the bunks during the winter. If you raise one side at a time and spread the weight out it works fine. I'd definitely block it up before I stuck my hand in there to wax though.

jester
05-07-2009, 12:50 PM
He wants to wax the boat where the runners on the trailer are. I don't know if he can hold his breath for that long. :lol:

That is what a garden hose is for. Just have to make sure someone holds the other end above the water.

zabooda
05-07-2009, 01:56 PM
Mark the hull where the edge of the runners meet with a magic marker, get a good underwater waxing kit, put the boat in the water and get waxing. This could be quite a business.

moombadaze
05-07-2009, 02:57 PM
I gotta ask this question on why are you waxing the hull? Its just something I'v never considered

wolfeman131
05-07-2009, 03:17 PM
you lift your bow end up
you put your bow end down
cover yourself in wax and rub it all around (saran wrap is optional)

then do the Moomba Moomba and turn your self around

that's what it's all about! :)

I'd skip waxing that part of the hull or take it to a marina that has dry dock storage and ask them to hold it up for you while you wax it up.

Sled491
05-07-2009, 09:35 PM
As my boat was just lifted off of the trailer, I can say with some authority that these are indeed the lift points. Web straps were used. At the bow we used a 2x4 block wrapped with carpet for the rub rail at the bow. Remember your boat weighs in excess of 3500lbs!

PS we used chain falls to do the lifting

buzcoats
05-07-2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks guys for all the info. The link to the Mastercraft site was very helpful. I let you guys know what I end up doing. Thanks.