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Boat Stands

Discussion in 'Catalina 30' started by BailePa, Jun 12, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. BailePa

    BailePa

    Joined Apr 3, 2018
    2 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 30
    Lady Grace US Bath Maine
    We have 30' Catalina with fixed keel (5') can anyone tell us correct number and location of placement. Would it better for gripping/holding to the hull to cover the wooden pad on the boat stand with a commercial grade rubber material?(Any other help PRACTICAL ideas are welcome.)

    Thanks
    The Grace O'Malley
     


  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,745 posts, 1,171 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Chain your boat stands together.
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    Don't let this happen to you.
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    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    The stand plan is about balancing the boat on its keel. More is better. They used 9 on my boat. While you may get away with 7, I like the 2 extra.

    Placement is in the area of bulkheads and stringers. If you look inside your boat you’ll see where the braces are running across the hull from side to side. That’s where you want the pads. Most marina workers who lift and set boats are aware. They don’t want your boat to fall.

    P.S. What Will said. Chain up is mandatory.
     


  4. mortyd

    mortyd

    Joined Dec 11, 2004
    937 posts, 12 likes
    Catalina 30
    US easy living
    balancing the boat on the keel may work great for cals, but later catalinas have open sterns and canted keels. not a good combo for keeping water out.
     


  5. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    So @mortyd what are you saying. More than 9 or fewer to brace a Catalina 30? What do you stand the boat on if it is not the blocked keel? Would this require the boat to be balanced so as to tilt the level of the boat so that water will runoff the stern?
    This would require braces that maintains the boat in a stable condition. This would require chaining the of the braces to prevent them from moving.
    I think.:confused:
     


  6. mortyd

    mortyd

    Joined Dec 11, 2004
    937 posts, 12 likes
    Catalina 30
    US easy living
    my boat is stored on jack stands for the winter, and this way has no need to balance the boat on her keel.
     


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  7. Parsons

    Parsons

    Joined Jul 12, 2011
    547 posts, 160 likes
    Catalina 36
    US Bay City, MI
    The majority of the weight is always on the keel, which transmits the support to the stringers and this provides support to the hull properly. Boats are designed for this. The side supports are merely to keep the boat vertical on the keel, not to provide lift as it would cause cracking of the hull. Good boatyard workers who do this daily in the fall are absolute experts on placement and positioning -- talk to your local yard. As far as rubber, I have never seen anything under the keel than straight wood - sometimes painted, if you want to get fancy. It's not moving around with six or seven tons on it, and it does not slip. The jackstands are occasionally covered with carpet, if you're fussy about your gelcoat.
     


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  8. BailePa

    BailePa

    Joined Apr 3, 2018
    2 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 30
    Lady Grace US Bath Maine
    Thanks All.. So the boom line is more is better and Chaining is a must. Again Thanks
     


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