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 Post subject: Storing Tiger
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:41 pm 
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I am looking at storing my Tiger in an unheated building. Winters are long and I would like to have it inside.

Floor space is limited and so I was thinking about standing it up on one hull.

Does anyone have an opinion on this idea? Will it do structural damage to the boat?

I am not looking forward to disassembling the boat as it was a bear to put the tramp on.

Appreciate any thoughts.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:20 pm 
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If possible, try to support the boat by the x-bars rather than resting the hulls on a surface. Similar to what a lot of the tilt trailers do with Tornados if you've ever seen any of those.

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Maybe you could build a rig out of some 2x4s and 4x4s to hold the boat off the floor but keep it horizontal? Then you could maintain the floor space you want and protect teh boat at the same time. :)

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If the ceilings are REALLY high we hang alot of our boats in our bay, weve got a rowing shell and a 420 hung up there. Im not sure how much a tiger weighs but it must be pretty heavy so unless the ceiling is SERIOUSLY STURDY I wouldn't try it. Anything small that is my solution.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:22 pm 
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What about standing it up on the sterns? Say putting each stern on a blanket which is folded till it is the size of the stern?

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It's best to rest the boat on it's keels or using the cross bars. You paid lots of money for a Tiger, you want ot treat it nicly.

If you can rest it on it's sterns you have a high ceiling. I would hang it in slings that go under the hulls, 2 on each hull (fore and aft). If you hang it level the two ceiling joists will split the load. If you rig a simple block and tackle system you can raise and lower it with only two people. If you do this with teh hulls running parallel to the joists you could divide the weight between 4 of them.

I set this up in the boathouse of my sailing club in college. We were given some boats but had no more space left in the racks we normally used.

If you would like a more detailed description or a drawing of what I am thinking, et me know

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