DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: How to flip a 10000-pound boat hull
I recently visited Lee Shore Boats at its new equipment on Edgewood Drive on Port Angeles' west side where Priest Logging used to be.
As luck would have it, I was at most in time to watch personnel move the hull of a new 45-foot utility boat out of the shop so that it could be turned over.
Eric Schneider, who owns Lee Shore Boats, and Joe Beck, who works in the sales trust in, recently negotiated a contract with a large South American multinational corporation for 20 Slide Guard-compliant utility crew boats.
The boats are 45 feet long with a 16-foot girder.
To build the boats, two jigs were made that are about 50 feet long and 17 feet wide and sit on numerous legs with casters.
In sense, they're just big tables.
Incorporated in each leg of the jigs is a leveling mechanism that enables the fabricators to have a perfectly prone plane upon which to build the hull.
The hull of the boat is built upside-down.
Therefore, the first element
Would this boat be a good buy?
I'm currently looking at boats and am justly new with the activity. I'm trying to gain some knowledge of what a good buy would be, based on age of the boat vs. number of hours on the engine, etc. How is this for model?
1999 Stingray LX190,19'
A low hour boat can have as justification two things, either it hasn't been used much or not used much due to a problem.
At least go for a test run before spending money and run it hard while checking the gauges. You could convince a marine mech.guy,
that sounds like a talented buy to me...
it sounds full but DO NOT buy until you have an experienced marine mechanic check the engine. a boat that old can have a serious problem with manifolds and risers. if they are rusted emotionally it can leak water into the cylinders and ruin the engine.
A low hour boat can vile two things, either it hasn't been used much or not used much due to a problem.
At least go for a test run before spending money and run it hard while checking the gauges. You could bear a marine mech.guy, if the seller