83 Success stringers

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  1. smize01
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    Just got my first boat 83 20.4 cuddy. Knowing i had to replace the deck\stringers when i bought it, i need some advice on how to properly keep the boat straight while on the trailer. I do not have a level place to put the boat on stands. I was thinking about putting 2 stands on each of the stern corners and let the bow keel rest on the trailer roller. The upper 2x4 will keep the boat from tilting. Will this be acceptable while i tear out the flooring and stringers. I am not seperating the top of the boat off, so that should help keep its shape. Its also a cuddy, so that will help with the shape. Let me know what you think. I know this will be a long dirty job, but i dont mind the work knowing it will be done right.... I only paid $250... The trailer is worth more. lol. Thank you for any suggestions.

    Shawn
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Support the bottom along the centerline and at a few points along each chine. Make sure the aft portions of the boat are straight in the fore and aft dimension. The more the hull shell doesn't flex under your weight, the better. 20' hulls are fairly stiff from that vintage, so distortions will be minimal. Inspect the very aft sections for a "hook", which, depending on make and model, may have to be removed.
     
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    Can you explain what a "hook" is?
     

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    If you view the bottom of the boat, from the side, the very aft end droops down noticeably. Sometimes this is an intentional design feature, other times not. I'll assume your boat isn't designed with a hook, going by the year, but without knowing the manufacture and model, this is just a guess.
     
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