Flipping Skiff America

I decided to flip my Skiff America before installing the cockpit seats.  This keeps the weight down, making it easier to flip.

Steps I took:

  1. I reinstalled the 4 screws holding the boat to the building frame.
  2. I pushed the boat sideways, using the building frame as a skid plate, to reposition the boat prior to flipping.
  3. I then removed the 4 screws holding the boat to the building frame.
  4. We then rolled the boat over, using old tires to cushion the boat from the garage floor.
  5. We then repositioned the boat in the garage bay for an efficient work space.

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Summary:

It feels so good to be at this stage of the building process.  I can’t wait to begin shaping the hull and fairing all the seams.  This will be a very rewarding phase.  Many thanks to:  Matt, Rich, James, Shawn, Gary and Preston for their help.  The boat went over surprisingly easy and didn’t even make a sound.  I was very impressed with how solid to felt.  

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