Made in the USA - Sailboat jack stands & Trailer Stand
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Boat block stand - shoring up boats - Boat Trailer jack stand Type:
type of boat stand (sailboat vs. motorboat) is determined by the angle
between the hull and the stand center pipe. The threaded rod from the
top that enters the stand center pipe should do so at approximately a
90° angle to the boats hull. For example, a motor boat with a deep vee
bow would use a pair of stands at the bow, with motor boat
stands at the stern.
Size: To determine the proper Stand to use, you
first must realize the boat stands are to stabilize your boat and the
keel blocking supports the boats weight. A simple method would be to
take the draft of the boat (in inches), add the height of the blocking
pile, and subtract about six inches. Base your decision on keeping a
minimum amount of thread exposed on the top.
Number boat hull stands
A minimum of four boat stands should be used with
powerboats and a minimum of five boat stands should be used with
sailboats. One exception: a full keel may not require a bow
stand. Use a pair of boat stands, one placed port and one placed
starboard, for approximately each 8 feet of the boat's length. If you
are going to be stored in an extremely windy area or leaving a sail boat
mast stepped, extra boat stands should be used in addition to our
Liability: Because the performance and safety of boat stand
is dependent on the way they are used, the manufacturer assumes no
liability beyond the purchase price of the boat stands.
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How to Use
When ready to use jack Stand you must choose an area to store the boat that offers hard,
stable ground to prevent the sinking of keel blocking and boat stands.
Boat stands should be placed outboard on the hull for stability. The
boat stand tops should have minimum thread exposed with the threaded rod
placed as close to perpendicular as possible to the hull. To guarantee
the threaded rod being close to perpendicular, the boat stand base rear
legs are placed so they are parallel with the waterline. The boat stand
is placed square to the hull (not twisted fore or aft) with the boat
stand top on the flat of the hull for stability.
Bow and/or Stern:
Most sailboats require a bow stand with a
Vee top to prevent the bow from dropping forward. The exception to the
rule might be a full keel sailboat that is not "bow heavy". Any
excessive overhang in the stern requires two additional stands
and starboard on the after portion of the boat.
Safety Chains with your stands:
When using safety chain for stands,
the port (or starboard whichever comes first) boat stand is placed in
position with the boat stand top snug against the hull. A 3/16" chain is
placed in the safety chain notch of this boat stand and the chain is
passed athwartship either before, after or under the keel to the
starboard, or opposite boat stand chain notch. The starboard boat stand
is placed in its approximate position but not snugged tight against the
hull at-first; the chain is pulled tight and placed in the starboard Boat stand
chain notch. Once snug in the chain notch, pull the starboard boat stand
outboard until the chain is snug. Tighten the boat stand top, making sure the
rear legs of both boat stands are parallel to the hull. Use safety chains and
repeat this procedure for all side stands
to prevent the boat stands from sliding up a boat's hull.
We always recommend a minimum of 2 blocking
piles placed on hard, stable ground to carry the boat's weight. Each
blocking pile consists of 3 blocks, i.e. two base blocks facing fore and
aft running parallel to each other, and one block placed across the two
base blocks for the keel to rest on. This method has proven to reduce
sinking of the blocks. For each blocking pile we suggest 2 of our B-8
(8"x8"x22") pine blocks for the base blocks and 1 of our B-6 (6"x6"x22")
pine blocks placed across the base blocks. Higher or lower blocking
piles can be used depending on how the boat drains, however, the lower
to the ground, the better. More blocking piles should be added as
necessary depending on the condition and length of the keel
Maintenance: Boat jack stands and blocks should be checked on a
regular basis while your boat is being stored. Make sure the boat stands
are snug against the hull and the keel blocks are supporting the keel
and not sinking into the ground. Also check the blocks for rotting or
splitting. Do not tie tarps to the Boat Stands. During windy conditions,
check more frequently for proper boat shoring and security of our boat
stands while they are stabilizing your boat. When not in use, we
recommend lubricating the threaded rod section of our Tops (WD40 or axle
grease may be used) and storing in a cool dry place. Our nestable and
stackable boat stand bases should be kept painted with rust preventative
paint. Moisture and salt creep up from the ground and corrosion may
start from the boat stand base bottom up. Replace any badly rusted boat
stands or rotted blocks, safety is jeopardized.
All of our stands are available for immediate shipment.
We also offer trailer stabilizer stands.
During the check-out process you will not be charged for shipping if you order stands, we will notify you of the shipping charges prior to shipping.
Most of the stands will ship via UPS. call us for details. 1888-270-8555
Sailboat stands are bulky, as a result they have to ship via common carrier. Call us for a shipping rate.