My father has a 1947 Chris Craft 18' Sportsman. We want to do some work on the bottom of the hull and are going to attempt flip it over.
We have our own ideas but want to solicit other ideas before we do this.
My fathers garage is more than big enough to accommodate the boat with plenty of room on each side of the boat, at least double the width and length of the boat. It has steel I-Beams running the width of the garage space about 15’ apart. The engine is out.
Anybody have any ideas how heavy this boat might be? We are thinking somewhere in the 2000 lbs range??
Build a rotisserie
Use heavy duty ratchet straps hanging secured to the beams. The thought is as we ratchet from one side the boat will begin to rotate and eventually with some help, roll over. The reality is it the boat will probably just slip. We don't think this is a very good idea.