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    Now I'm getting serious....

    The Testa Rossa has been proceding a lot more slowly than I anticipated. But I finally broke down and rented a scissor lift to hang some chains from a roof perling some 18' in the air. Here's a few pics of my service manager on the lift drilling some holes in the perling. The idea was to bolt some 2" X 1/4" X 18" flatbars to the perling and then shackle 7' long 3/8" proof chain to the bars. Then I can hang comealongs at whatever height I need. There are three chains at predetermined locations so I can easily pull decks on 18's, Minx, and 22's.



    Unfortunately I have to go to Cleveland for a national dealer meeting tomorrow and I won't be back till saturday evening. But I will post some pics on Sunday of the deck hanging in the air.



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    It is about time now tear that bugger apart, you have been dragging butt tooooo looong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcarter View Post
    The Testa Rossa has been proceding a lot more slowly than I anticipated. But I finally broke down and rented a scissor lift to hang some chains from a roof perling some 18' in the air. Here's a few pics of my service manager on the lift drilling some holes in the perling. The idea was to bolt some 2" X 1/4" X 18" flatbars to the perling and then shackle 7' long 3/8" proof chain to the bars. Then I can hang comealongs at whatever height I need. There are three chains at predetermined locations so I can easily pull decks on 18's, Minx, and 22's.
    Unfortunately I have to go to Cleveland for a national dealer meeting tomorrow and I won't be back till saturday evening. But I will post some pics on Sunday of the deck hanging in the air.

    i built a jig and lifted mine from the ski locker,,its was a safer method and didnt want to put all the stress on the front or rear deck of the boat..try lifting the front of the deck and you will see what i mean..

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    George; Don't you just hate it when work interferes with boat time...Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfixxall View Post
    i built a jig and lifted mine from the ski locker,,its was a safer method and didnt want to put all the stress on the front or rear deck of the boat..try lifting the front of the deck and you will see what i mean..
    Actually, I'm doing something similar....through the fuel fill hole, I'll have an I-bolt through a 2 X 4 under the deck supporting it over about 4'. Then at the rear, there'll be two 2 X 6's running transversely just at the front of the engine compartment, under the deck, also with an I-bolt through them on the center line of the hull.
    The advantage for me is I need to do a good amount of work on the cockpit bottom. This way I'll be able to support the deck w/the cockpit floor unemcumbered, or, I'll be able to lower the deck onto some furniture dollies and move it around. This is similar to what I did w/the Minx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcarter View Post
    The Testa Rossa has been proceding a lot more slowly than I anticipated. But I finally broke down and rented a scissor lift to hang some chains from a roof perling some 18' in the air.
    Hmm. Didn't someone suggest the lift a couple months ago??

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    Get Em Joe! We all know about dragging butt! Drive over and break some chops, maybe even ask Deb for assistance LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOP View Post
    Get Em Joe! We all know about dragging butt! Drive over and break some chops, maybe even ask Deb for assistance LOL!
    I'm not worried about Joe....., but Debbie, that's different!!!
    Maybe Laine will protect me.
    Yep Joe, you're right, I just got tired of waiting.
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    It's by far the safest, and fastest way to work that high. We just finished a job at a new Home Depot in Jax. They had an army of these lifts on the job. They'd plug them all in at the end of the day to charge, and if I plugged in the wetsaw, it would blow the breaker. I had to unplug a few of them, while we were using the saw.

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    So I did get the deck off on Sunday, but the camera card was in my computer bag...........
    Here's a few pictures from today;

    BTW, Mr Fixxit was right! the front deck is a lot more flimsy than the Minx. I started out w/the front support through the fuel fill hole, after just a little while I saw the error of my ways and moved it to the anchor light hole.

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    George I would let you do my Corsican fuel tank, but you would tell everyone what is wrong or worse show pictures of my bilge!!
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    Randy, I wouldn't if you didn't want me to.
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    Looks good George! Are you going to leave the deck suspended or place it on something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonkamp View Post
    Looks good George! Are you going to leave the deck suspended or place it on something?
    When the time comes to work on the deck, I'll put it on something. It'll be awhile.
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    G, do you have a plan for power?

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