I want to make a new wheelhouse/pilot house and can use help with materials

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  1. Keelboater

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    I want to level the boat from bow to stern before I start making my sides to the wheelhouse. is it as easy as putting a jack under the bow and just having a couple buddies raise the adjustable stands as I go? the bow needs to be lifted about 4 or 5 inches id say to get the waterline level.
    my next option. That I think is the way to go,is call the guys that transported my boat and layed it up.
    I know its just a couple inches. but the boat is big and intimidating to attempt to lift it up
     
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    Make sure you slack up the stern stands before you jack up the bow.
     
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    so really the weight is going to be staying in the middle of the keel where it is blocked. kind of like a seasaw right? the sterns going to come down as the bow goes up? I was under the impression of just raising the bow
     
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    Traditions is right. Also keep in mind that if you have the room under the skeg to lower the stern you only have to raise the bow half that original 4 or 5 inches to get to level.
    Slow and steady.
     
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    Ok looks like im gonna go for it this weekend. Slow and steady
     
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    Depending on how the boat is built you can change dimensions of a boat my not properly setting the jackstands. Take some string for and act and port to starboard and make sure when your done all your strings are under the same tension as when you started.
     
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    Remember, the boot stripe is not the water line. The boat was built favoring more weight aft in order to give a better ride like a woman.
     
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    Im going off the actual waterline thats stained on the hull from the sludge
     
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    With the new construction/weight changes, I would wait to pint the line.
     
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    Im not worried about paint. The top of my pilothouse has to be level
     
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    If the top of the pilothouse is level, it will appear to pitch forward. Also, the sides should taper inward about 2 or 3 degrees or they will appear to pitch outward.
     
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    Yea im following the angle on the trunk. The only thing i gotta figure out is the top of the house from bow to stern
     
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    It sounds like you're on the right track. Good luck!
     
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    All rotted
     
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    1EC7E460-C5C1-4E9C-ABA2-77DF752CDC7A.jpeg 699A1BF9-64C3-479F-8791-233843DE86A2.jpeg 4A8EDF8D-FD21-4896-9A45-77FA5FF5A1FA.jpeg 29106022-145D-4482-93EF-E86A161C17AF.jpeg Still have the side to replace. Im going to throw some fiberglass on this piece to stiff n it up before doing the side
     
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    When you leave a boat outside and uncovered for TWENTY or more New England winters, this is the result.
     

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