Mailport January 2013 Issue

Mailport: January 2013

DIY Jackstands

Congrats to Gene Smith (PS Mailport, December 2012) for pulling his boat through Hurricane Sandy.

An improvement on his DIY jack-stand design, for those who plan to make their own, would be to buy one more 8-foot 2x4, cut it in half, and use it to make a knee brace running just under the handybilly to complete the triangle and keep the standsí main legs from falling toward the keel, should the boat rock over to one side or float up. Itís always best to be the one who does the final check on your boatís stands, since a boatyard is a very hectic place just before a storm.

Capt. Phil Hardwick

Hurricane Hugo survivor

Charleston, S.C.

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