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330 Sundancer Jack Stands

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by greglwood, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. greglwood

    greglwood New Member

    20
    Aug 20, 2018
    Columbia, TN
    1998 330DA
    7.4L 454 V-Drives
    I have a need to pull my boat from the water and place it on jack stands for several months while I am doing extended work on the boat. The boat is a 1998 Sundancer.

    I have no knowledge of how to go about even finding or buying the stands, how many would be needed and what types, etc. Was hoping someone on the forum could possible educated me a bit.

    Thanks
     
  2. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Look under overview/key features for load capacities. https://www.westmarine.com/boat-stands
     
  3. 330DA

    330DA Active Member

    454
    Oct 12, 2006
    New Buffalo, MI
    2000 310 Sundancer, Brig 330 RIB
    350 Horizons, V-Drives
    You need to block the keel. The stands keep it from falling over to one side not hold it up.
     
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  4. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
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  5. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Let’s agree to disagree on wood blocking. Being old school doesn’t make it wrong as long as they are properly placed. And improperly placed keel stands can do just as bad, if not worse damage.

    The height is determined by the hydraulic transport, or yard, trailer. The stand should not be at its maximum extension, otherwise the boat can rock and shift.

    Also don’t forget that the stands should have wood pads under the legs. Small squares of ¾ plywood work fine. This is to protect the pavement, or in the case of unimproved ground prevent the stands from sinking. Stands can sink into soil even where the ground freezes because the stand can warm up under winter sunlight and melt the ground around the legs.

    Here’s a pic of our 38 HE:

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  6. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
    The wood block that touched the keel, should go length wise along the keel vs just the short section of block. This allows the weight to be more evenly distributed along the keel.

    The majority of boat yards I've been to, do not practice this. That's a lot of weight on a small section of keel/wood block.
     
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  7. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    Woods fine, keel stands are better.
    All of my club uses them now after 100 years (old club) of using wood.

    Keel stands are infinitely adjustable to touch the hull evenly and equally while supporting the hull. You can adjust them all perfect..before letting the weight of the boat come down off the hydraulic trailer.
    It’s just not possible with 3 or more wood block stacks to get the same results.
    Plywood, shims, 2x4s, various dimensions of blocks..all eliminated.
    99% of the time wood is a close-enough-it’ll-do operation.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2020
  8. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    That’s because it’s not normally possible.
    Blocks, ground, boat all on different planes.
    “Close is good” .. is all you’ll get with blocks.
     
  9. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    Your set up looks ideal. Nice level concrete...beautiful!
     
  10. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
    The yard I store at makes it happen. Doesn't matter if the boats outside or indoors, all are blocked like that. They do have quite a few smaller boards to use.

    But those keel stands look great!
     

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