Flippin PocketShip video

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Flippin PocketShip video

Postby riverron on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:33 pm

I thought I would share the video I took last night of flipping my PocketShip. It was actually pretty easy. Hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/7ULJFqZlfkE
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Re: Flippin PocketShip video

Postby slick95 on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Great accomplishment Ron and fun video. Doesn’t it look different now in the work shop? Keep at it you are getting close.
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Re: Flippin PocketShip video

Postby mark48 on Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:50 am

Great video - and congratulations on your progress.

I too had the help of a number of strong fellows on that first roll, but when it came time to turn it upright, my help had disappeared. My hull was also on a rolling platform in my garage. I considered moving it to the driveway and getting a tractor / forklift with a sling to lift it to the lawn where I'd roll it upright by hand-and-tires, and then use the forklift to place it on its trailer. Ultimately though, I rolled it in place using two slings, two "come-alongs," and a carrier beam (two 2 x 10's) across the garage joists. The slings were strong rope threaded through pulleys attached to the "come-alongs" and then through foam pipe insulation tubes to protect the developing finish on the boat.

After lifting the boat up with the "come-alongs,", I removed the mobile platform, placed some heavy cardboard on the cement floor (in case my math was incorrect on the beam-to-beam PS dimension compared to the available vertical clearance) and then gave the hull a gentle push. I was delighted to see the PS hull roll over in the slings like a rotisserie with nary a scratch. I then rolled the trailer underneath and lowered the hull onto its final resting place to continue the build.

Good luck on your shipbuilding and keep posting.
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Re: Flippin PocketShip video

Postby riverron on Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 pm

Thanks Jeff. It definitely looks different. To me I it seems larger!

Mark, that sounds like a definite accomplishment rolling it by your self. I originally thought about doing it myself, but was glad my family and friends were able to help! They will do anything for free beer and pizza! :lol:
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