I was going to paint the keel with POR-15, but the cure time said 3-5 hours. Decided not to paint it because I didn't want a keel wet with paint when the crane was ready.
I worked a couple of hours on the crane crew putting the docks in.
After lunch, I pulled all the studs, and coated them with some anti seize to prevent galling betwen the stainless and cast iron. I fashioned up some stainless backer plates; much easier with the keel in the shop. Also cut some 2" angle iron to clamp to the cradle to support the keel.
|Barney lifting keel into the back of the hydro truck|
|Lifting keel off the hydro truck|
|Crane setup in laneway|
|2" angle clamped to the cradle holding the keel up|
|Lined up perfectly|
|Boat is not levelled, but looks good|