I started building a John Welsford Pathfinder in July 2008. The boat was completed in Oct, 2010.

This blog now records our use of the boat, but documentation of building the boat can be found in the archives.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I turned the boat over single-handed. I used a 2-ton chain hoist and similarly rated straps.

First, I had to get the boat off of the building form by jacking it up enough to pull the form out from under, then slowly lowering down until it rested on two furniture dollies.

Then, I put it in place so that the port edge was below the hoist. With straps pulling on the starboard side, I was able to stand it on edge easily, push it past the tipping point, then lower down on the other side.

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