We had a weird summer here with possible similar results. We have had a few years of low levels on Lake Winnipeg.
At haulout this fall, the ramps down to the docks at our marina were steep enough you could easily slip and fall. Considering the channel is normally very narrow due to depth, I...
Set in ground... ?
The point of stands is that they are portable.
Previously I lifted the boat indoors in the shop with a hoist, but stands allow you to do it anywhere. Marina yard, driveway, wherever.
Personally I wouldn't bother painting the storage areas or the raw fiberglass. Paint just creates a need for constant maintenance. Paint eventually peels and needs refinishing whereas gelcoat and fiberglass usually just needs cleaning and maybe polishing after 30 years.
The book you linked is based on the original public domain book. People interested in this type of stuff can download old logs/diarys from Columbus, Shackleton etc.
Just go to the original public domain book source... www.projectgutenberg.org.
Besides the originals,Filson Young is one example...
Normally non skid is used only where you walk. For example, the sides where the portlights (windows) are would NOT have non skid. From factory the Catalina 22 has non skid texture molded into the fiberglass deck itself. Of course you can do whatever you want.
To do a good job you should...
I just can't see the America's Cup multihulls and foilers as eye candy. Meh. The old 12 metre boats ok.. But those multihulls and foilers look like insects and are ugly imo.
Fast yes. Fun.. I don't doubt. Atrractive.. Nope
So far I find the SBO android app lacking even basic functions.
-links are not clickable
-you can't copy text or links and paste them in another app.
-it alerts me to new posts in forums I am not "following"
-no way to configure notifications.
-can't zoom into images with 2 fingers