« Last post by GS on July 26, 2016, 05:51:12 PM »
I've been wearing the same pair of sneakers since I started. Not as flexible anymore and the tread is pretty much filled in. I need to learn to not spill so much epoxy and keep it on the skiff.
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I have considered wood in passing, but responding to your comments, Jim S. are the screws really needed as wood is frequently epoxied on? Actually, it's not the end of the world if they come off as long as there are no penetrations in the epoxy/glass bottom covering.
We always ran the rollers/fenders so that they would roll, 90 degrees from what your pic shows. Tie a rope to each end of the fenders. Run it under the boat and tie a rope on each side cleated off so the fender is under the keel. Run let the fender come to the shore and anchor off. Now your keel is protected on the beach and your boat is ready to roll back in the water when you are ready to roll back in. With thre or more you don't have to wait for the tide. Like this but on a smaller scale! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRWx2E0iyFQ
Yes, I don't think you will spin the jumbo with a full cabin.
They do a lot of this using rollers or logs with Pangas down south and in parts of Malaysia.