aft recoring hull orientation

I am about to recore the aft section, (CB trunk to transom), of my scot. Does anyone know if it's best to do this job on the trailer, hanging from a hoist or sitting in water? S. Lolly FS882

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That may be hard to answer for sure.

That may be hard to answer for sure. I recored parts of my boat while sitting on the trailer. The type of trailer you have could make a difference, example a Trailex alum. has its aft roller near the end of the centerboard trunk. There is no contact between boat and trailer aft of this point so the hull is basically unsupported aft of the trunk, I think this could be helpful since there is no distortion. In any case, I did my repairs in small sections of about 2 sq. feet at a time. I also sighted the hull for fairness along the way to be sure I didn't mess it up. If you are planning to race I would take some time before getting started to carefully sight the bottom for fairness. If it is fair now then you just have to try to keep it that way. If you are daysailing it isn't as important unless it might effect resale value down the road.

Thanks for your opinion, I've looked this over from every angle

Thanks for your opinion, I've looked this over from every angle and with sailing weather getting closer I'm ready to jump into it or should I say cut into it. I thought about cutting small strips across the area to keep the shape but instead I want to replace the balsa blocks in as close to original orientation as possible. I hope by lifting the transom off the trailor I'll be able to hold it in the original shape then starting at the transom lay the blocks in place with the same stagger of half block/full block along the transom up to the cb trunk where I'll try to match them into the old blocks that are still in good condition. Big difference this time no place for water to get into the boom crutch hole. Ready or not, here goes... S. Lolly FS882