I have a 18' Larson bowrider project I'll be starting on soon. I would like to construct a boat cradle out of wood and take it off the trailer. I know that I can buy stands for this but I'm on a low budget and have plenty of wood in my garage to go through. I'll be doing a stringer/deck replacement and an engine rebuild, may as well I'll be going through and looking at the trailer a well. I would like to construct a cradle that would help reduce the flex in the hull when I get down to the grinding and stringer installation portion. Any tips, advice, or plans? Even pictures of your cradles would be great. Thanks in advance!
Built mine with 2X4's to go a little cheaper than the ply, seems to be holding up well, had some issues with my hime-made casters, but got that resolved as well. Total cost was 12 2X4s and 2 boxes of 2.5" screws so less than 30 bucks, Used an old area rug to carpet the edges as well. Building it is in my thread