Friday, April 24, 2009

A moveable cradle

Reorganized the garage, stacked the wood in an upright pallet, and managed to create a few feet on either side of the boat. Most importantly, on the suggestion of Hendrik in Sydney who is also experiencing a shrinking garage workshop I looked at putting rollers on the boat cradle. For only $9 at the local home centre I found appliance rollers that are rated for 1200 pounds. Now the boat and cradle easily moves sideways to allow access to my tools or if I need more space while working on one side of the boat.  Caster wheels would have been harder to install, added more height, and would have cost at least $30 each for casters that would support the weight.

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