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Old 13 April 2011, 04:16   #1
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Pacific 22 Cradle/Chocking

Hi All,

Is there anyone out there that may have cradle dimensions for a wooden cradle for a pacific 22. Buying a ready made one is not an option as I'm currently in West Africa so I'm needing to source a carpenter to make this locally. Alternatively we may have access to a metal fabricator so a steel one may be an option. The cradle needs to be high enough that we can fully lower the stern leg for maintenance issues. On a bit of a tight schedule so speedy response's if possible guy's. Thanks for any input in advance the cradle will be fitted to the deck of a platform support vessel any other questions just holler.

Regards Col Blinky

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Old 19 April 2011, 15:28   #2
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Hi, I see you`ve not had any response to your question and to be honest I wouldn`t know where to start!
However if I had to support a Pacific in a wooden cradle I would probably consider something along the lines of 2 "V" profiles of the hull at the areas where the lifting pad-eyes are located then build your stand to suit, remembering that the basic boat weighs some 1600kgs.
It doesn`t have to be pretty but it should be strong, the boat should sit nicely on the big flat keel area at the stern it would really then just be a case of wedging or chocking as would a boat-yard?
Thats my 2p`s worth.
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