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Old 15 February 2017, 05:34   #1
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How to: Jack RIB off Trailer?

As above, I need to antifoul my rib, it was done already by the PO and not interesting in trying to go back to gel coat for now, maybe at some point in the future.

My boat is a 8M ribtec with inboard diesel = not light!

Is it ok to jack it up and block it at 2/3 points on the hull while I'm antifouling her. Will that put excessive stress on the hull to be supported by a couple of points vs to the 30+ rollers that as currently supporting her!

Naturally if anyone has any other suggestions i'm open to them! New to this so any tips welcome.

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Old 15 February 2017, 07:16   #2
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have you tried talking to a local marina for a lift if thier not busy you might be able to give it a coat while they wait or put it on a cradle for you better than laying under a trailer there will be a cost but much easier & safer.
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Old 15 February 2017, 07:36   #3
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My hard cruiser which is 38ft & 8.5tonnes gets lifted onto 3 blocks along the keel and two stabilising blocks at the stern either side this is how she spends every winter and it's fine.

Take a walk around any marina yard and you'll see almost every motor boat blocked up in this manner
I'm sure your rib will be absolutely fine in the same manner
When we antifoul it we do everything but the few places where there are blocks then move the blocks and do the missed bit
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Old 15 February 2017, 07:54   #4
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My hard cruiser which is 38ft & 8.5tonnes gets lifted onto 3 blocks along the keel and two stabilising blocks at the stern either side this is how she spends every winter and it's fine.

Take a walk around any marina yard and you'll see almost every motor boat blocked up in this manner
I'm sure your rib will be absolutely fine in the same manner
When we antifoul it we do everything but the few places where there are blocks then move the blocks and do the missed bit
Thanks, i assumed it would be fine but its great to get it confirmed before i end up with a block shaped hole in my hull! Standing on the side of caution and I know when it comes to these things guys on here have done it all so worth checking. No substitute for experience!
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Old 15 February 2017, 07:56   #5
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have you tried talking to a local marina for a lift if thier not busy you might be able to give it a coat while they wait or put it on a cradle for you better than laying under a trailer there will be a cost but much easier & safer.
Jeff,

No marinas around here with a permanent lift. Crane hire when needed. Generally crane lifts are April / May , Sept / Oct and thats when we get discounts for multiple lifts on the same day.

If was to hire a crane just to do this it would be a minimum of 300 and I can spend a lot of time crawling under a boat for that! It it was less than 100 i would agree with you and get her lifted!
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Old 15 February 2017, 12:46   #6
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Now in my sixtys I tend to look for the easy option but as you say not always Available I was lucky when I needed mine lifting I had a dolly to push it on and the farm has a four post car lift free to use hope you get sorted nothing wrong with jacking her up as beamishken has said most do
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Plenty of videos on Youtube on how to get RIB off a trailer onto blocks.
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Mike... You would think so. Found a few on hard boats but not ribs!
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removing boat from trailer to blocks

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I saw that one! Much smaller.
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