Woods Skoota 32DM

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 pm

Could the cabin be lifted then a low boy type trailer rolled under it and then take the gantry down? Or the car moving dollies that body shops use.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 pm

We were going to build the cabin in another building, but it won't make it out the door!

The plan now...

Move the cabin and half walls into the upper garage.

Finish the hulls and paint.

Get the hulls impervious to water. Means install doors, hatches, etc.

Move hulls outside.

Move vac table.

Move cabin into boat barn and finish it.

Move gantry to back of building.

Lift finished cabin onto table somehow.

Bring hulls back in on dollies.

Assemble.

Fit out.

Take cabin off table somehow.

I think the gantry can be moved back far enough. Need to check it all out.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:22 pm

It looks like I can move the gantry back and out of the way. I have 8' and need 7'.

Now the only hurdle will be kitting the cabin and lifting it without the gantry at the end...It has to go about 30" up to get the forward beam out of the way...and we'll habe to cut the vac table apart!

Kitting, meaning making all the parts, but finishing the assembly later. I can probably tack epoxy the angled walls and roof section onto the base and then move them off later with some help and the oscillating tool.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:25 pm

I'll have to finish the cabin then lift it back onto the hulls outside with a crane service.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 am

I can totally sympathize. I built the cabin foam/glass panels for my 40' bridgedeck Woods cat in a single car garage. One end was filled with my friends soap making supplies. Biggest mold table I could build was about 12 x 8 and there was so little room around it.

Re lifting the cabin - have a party, get a bunch of 2 x 8's and slide underneath, pay for beer and pizza or BBQ. Invite neighbors and friends to a cabin raising party. How heavy is it likely to be? You might also see if you can get a delivery truck with a knuckle boom crane to help out rather than a full crane truck.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:21 am

FallGuy, what a build!!! You almost have to step-back and plan ahead on every aspect of this build due to its size & complexity!!! Jeff

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 am

We just have to design the cabin with lift points.

Probably some 316 u bolts.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:17 pm

Metalwork roughed in.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Anchor locker.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:56 pm

Laminated the other cabin wall base panel and pulled the jig down.
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