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I don’t understand the problem you are trying to solve? Generally speaking the keel supports the weight while the pads or long bunk boards maintain the balance. If it’s the “balance“ parts are in the way lifting the boat isn’t going to totally solve that as something has to keep the boat uprightIs there a safe way to raise a fin keel off of its trailer with boat stands enough to quickly do bottom work?
Do not have easy access to a marina or lift.
OK Let me try againI would like to lift the boat safely off the trailer just enough to work on/ paint the bottom. I do not have easy access to a marina...boat is on trailer and was wondering if I could safely raise it with boat stands to do the work..
I’ve seen a video of what you described...the word picture is effective...don’t want any high heel holes!OK Let me try againI would like to lift the boat safely off the trailer just enough to work on/ paint the bottom. I do not have easy access to a marina...boat is on trailer and was wondering if I could safely raise it with boat stands to do the work..
If you try to pick up the boat with jack stands there will be a lot of weight born in a small area NOT designed to deal with it and possibly punch a hole in the hull!
Think of it this way. If someone wearing sneakers steps on your foot it’s not a big deal. Same person steps on your foot with a pointed high heel shoe and it’s going to hurt.
Same weight distributed differently.
Boat resting on its keel = sneaker
Boat resting on jack stand pad = high heel.
My comment was that I observed people leaving it resting on its keel. Put in temporary supports so that you can move the ones on the trailer out of the way and work on that area. Put the real ones back in place, remove the temp ones and work on that area.