Six things to watch for when hauling your boat

BEFORE LIFTING:

20120617Remove the speed log to prevent damage: This is common sense, but easily forgotten. The log is a simple paddle wheel that is generally located just forward of the keel, just where one of the lifting straps will probably go. Removing this is easy and done whilst the boat is in the water. Unscrew the speed log and remove, the through hole that the log has just come out of has a water flap that will close when the water tries┬áto come in, (you will get some water coming in) but don’t panic just insert the replacement bung in the hole and screw it down in the same way that you removed the speed log – job done. Continue reading “Six things to watch for when hauling your boat”