New to DE forum with a new boat

El Mar

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43 Tiara Open DDEC, GradyWhite 226, 18 Donzi Classic, 15 Boston Whaler Sport ETec 60

Chris trawler

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BHM 20', Seaway 18', Steel Trawler 30'
Thanks! Just got it on the trailer, and it's in Guilford at a buddy's house. Still trying to work out where to dock it.
 

Mike28

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Parker 2320dvsc
Always liked that boat, been looking at it since I was a kid. Good luck with it, will be nice to see it out on the water!
 

Chris trawler

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Always liked that boat, been looking at it since I was a kid. Good luck with it, will be nice to see it out on the water!

Thank you Parker, and me too! I've docked my Beals Island 32 across the river from it. I even sold wholesale fish working for Westbrook Lobster! Funny to have it now...
 

BOSBoatMan

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36 Hatteras/13 Whaler/24 Sailfish
Something to be said about tradition Chris. I think it actually requires more brains than say, paying some guy w/ a travel lift or hydraulic trailer.

We do it the same way. You guys using wheels or rollers...?
 

Chris trawler

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We raised it up with bottle jacks and poppets, cut the cradle out and backed the trailer underneath alternating with two jacks to get past the axeles. Whew!
 

Chris trawler

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It really WAS a waste of a nice cradle ( I suppose it could still be used... Well... some assembly required...maybe not) Anyway, there is no way to get a travel lift to it as they've (Brewers) erected a building since it was stored there. They said they would do it with a hydraulic trailer, but would need to cut the cradle anyway all for $1500! So did it ourselves.
 
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