Removing a Scot from the trailer on land
TAKING A FLYING SCOT OFF OF TRAILER
I decided to take my Scot off of the trailer to do general maintenance, install larger outside center rollers (to keep bow from digging into roller support,) install a Keelshield, Name, and General cleaning and inspection of the boat.
Set up a support on the stern with the wheel of the tongue at LOWEST Position I used a 4X4 with some wedges… Crank wheel of trailer tongue until you have stern resting on 4X4’s.
Set up a Temporary bow support with a strong 4”X4”X8’ (minimum), 2 Hydraulic Jacks and some cribbing. You will need at least 9 inches of lift to clear trailer.
Lift the Bow with the jacks as evenly as possible and you should be able to pull trailer out by hand. Be careful not to hit your Bow support!!! If you feel you do not have enough lift do not worry. When you get the trailer forward you can rest 4X4 on trailer boards and add another piece of cribbing to get more lift.
After Trailer is clear, put a solid firm Bow support under center line of boat, forward of centerboard….AT NO TIME GO UNDER THE BOAT UNTIL THIS SUPPORT IS IN PLACE! (In case the jacks shift!)
The entire process cost me about $30 in materials (providing you have 2 jacks and once I figured out my game plan I was finished inside of 30 minutes.
• Save the set-up and you can pull it off trailer quicker then you can setup for sail
• Bottle Jacks I feel will work the best and they are relatively cheap $15 each at Sears. (Sears item #00950280000 Mfr. model #50280). You will need 2.
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Flying Scot #5452