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Old 12-14-2019, 04:20 PM
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been blocking my boats for a long time -yes tired of handling block . was going to buy new boat stand s for my south port . looking for help on who makes the best and is there a place to get decent used ones . I still see a lot of marinas using block . my boat is small as its a 28 southport . not talkin big sport fish here . any advice is cool and thanx in advance
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just repowered the rig so gonna keep it for awhile -just saying
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You don’t need the “best”, just get ones that aren’t junk. Try Craigslist or Letgo. I’ve seen them listed from time to time.
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this time of year suppliers put them on special, you can usually get them around $100-$120 a stand maybe little cheaper
of course if you can find good used ones thats your best bet but those typically come up for sale in the spring when people think they wont need them any longer
you will of course still need your blocks for the keel

i think i still prefer the painted stands over the galvanized unless you are absolutely certain you will never be using acid on your boat when its on your own stands
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brownell boat stands.....
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Pulling and blocking boats for the winter is such a drag....down here in Florida we are prepping our boats for wahoo season...
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Stands all the way.

Concrete blocks are dangerous.
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Originally Posted by Vitalsigns View Post
Dangerous? I did pinch my finger once!
Water and ice can cause them to crack under strain.
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2-4 Stands on the corners and on the chine but still need large timber sections along the keel....
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Scaffold Mart has really improved their stands the last few years. Very cost effective compared to other brands of stands.
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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Stands all the way.

Concrete blocks are dangerous.
Yup, I use 24" long pieces of pressure treated 8x8' for blocking, concrete blocks can crack
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I still mostly block. I use 18-24” lengths of old RxR ties for the keel. This year I broke down and bought two stands ($30 es) for the corners of the transom so my hauler can get out quicker. After he leaves I finish blocking her with lumber.

as mentioned above, Brownell is the go to name.

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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Stands all the way.

Concrete blocks are dangerous.

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Here's a Southport 29 setup with stands. Brownel MB-2's for the stern and SB-3's aft. 18 inch of block stern and 24 inch forward. Note chain linking the front stands so they cant slip out.

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Hostar make great galvanized stands that can't rot from the inside like some others
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Stands just keep it from tipping over. My keel still sits on concrete and wooden blocks. But I still prefer stands to a stack of blocks for stability from tipping.
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Originally Posted by Napatree View Post


Here's a Southport 29 setup with stands.
That is the textbook way to store a boat.
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Slightly different stand locations, but similar technique for blocks w/ stands:



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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Stands all the way.

Concrete blocks are dangerous.
Agree 100% not fun when you see you're boat like this.

boat on side 003

boat on side 002

boat on side 004
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Originally Posted by seadog27 View Post
Agree 100% not fun when you see you're boat like this.

boat on side 003

boat on side 002

boat on side 004
That wasn't blocked correctly.

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