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 Post subject: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:38 pm 
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What do you guys use to work on your boats? Wondering what there is for DIY and retail product?

Tired of bending over.


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:49 am 
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Built a kayak cart tailgate height on casters with 2 in. Pvc mounted like trailers to slide yak on & off, move cart around garage....


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:12 am 
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A pair of sawhorses does it for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:00 am 
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Looked around a bit and think I'm gonna give one of these a try;

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-cap ... 38779.html

Like the saw horse idea, just don't have any at the moment. Will let you know how it works out.


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Thought I'd check back in and let everyone know the work stand from Harbor Freight is very nice. I did use a couple of tie down straps on the stand to make a little "hammock" for the boat. At it's lowest setting, the boat list one way or the other about 5 degrees, but I found this helpful as I did most of my work from one side (starboard installation of bottom finder). It's cheap, easy to store and will come in handy for other things. One thing though, it's a bit tricky getting a PA14 on it by yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I keep mine stored on the trailer so I work on it there.


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:52 pm 
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ckossuth wrote:
I keep mine stored on the trailer so I work on it there.

Yeap... works great


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:22 pm 
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I built 2x4 saw horses and cut them down to mid thigh. laid a piece of 38" x 8' x 1/2" plywood on top so I can turn the kayak on it's side if needed. and I have 2 - 10' 2" sch40 pvc pipe for the groove areas on the underside.

I was able to customize my yak and it was comfortable.

good luck, it is easy to build 2x4 saw horses.


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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:57 pm 
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I went out and looked at it again and it is more knee high then mid thigh.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:37 pm 
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Most guys that i see make one of these [imgImage

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:04 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Work Stands?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:20 pm 
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I use my local transport cart and elevate the nose higher if working on the front or leave it low if working on the back.

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