It's Here!!!!!

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Brian Paul, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Brian Paul
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    Brian Paul Junior Member

    Well, the U-22 made it to my shop safe and sound all the way from Wisconsin to me in Dallas. Had a devil of a time getting it off the hauler and in to my shop through its 8ft door!!

    Now that it is here and I can start the restoration, I find that this thing is really big! And heavy!

    I want to roll it on to its top so I can start work on the bottom etc. What is the best way to do this? My shop has some stiut looking gurders in the ceiling and I think I can hookup a block and tackle. Are the lifting hooks on these boats functional and can they be used to help facilitate what I have in mind?

    I will post some pics when I get them.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

    Brian P.
     
  2. Kaptin-Jer
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    Kaptin-Jer Semi-Pro

    I belive that the current issue of Wooden Boat Mag. has an article about methods to turn a boat.
     
  3. Brian Paul
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    Brian Paul Junior Member

    Kaptin-Jer

    Thanks for the heads up. I will check it out.

    Brian P.
     

  4. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Be careful with those U boats - make sure all the torepedoes have been removed before rolling it over.
     
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