How to turn on deck ?


What's the best way to turn a Scot on its deck from the trailer ?  The centerboard is already out.  Is it just a matter of manpower ?

I need to do some upside down fiberglassing ( glass the foam back into place )

How much does the Scot weigh without centerboard and with all else removed too - ?




You need about five strong guys. At the factory, they rolled the boat with a large tire (w/o rim) located so that the chainplate is in the center of the tire as the boat goes over. From there they place a very sturdy support under the bow eye, and two under each corner of the transom. These were well padded and roughly followed the deck contour. There was also a pad over the tire to prevent black marks on the boat. I think the boat is around 675 lbs without the board. Be careful not to bend the chainplates over.

Phil Scheetz

Flying Scot 5919

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

 Sounds good.  I'll get a few


Sounds good.  I'll get a few tires.       The trailers are shallow launch trailers so I simply launced it in the yard , I did not have hooked up to the car. Then with pads on two 4x4s 3 of us rolled it up on one side while one person on the otherside,  We brought it up to the balance point, then 3 went to the other side then lowered it to the ground. Then I transfered it onto dollys ,to move boat around while working on it. I was thinking of doing this on the trailer but I know now it would have been to high. . You can make up some bunks to set your boat on as well.  For you I installed my foam blocks last after boat was all done . I tapped up the straps and wedged the foam then  fiberglassed in two seperate applications It may not be picture perfect but it worked.