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    neilmc
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    Hi Andy

    Sorry forgot it was your good self that started the post and so glad you did.
    I must admit I spent some wasted time trying to use some of old ply sheets for the base with no joy. So ended up going to good old Wickes and glad I did as itโ€™s was so much easier affixing to a flat base ๐Ÿ˜‚.
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    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
    AndyS
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    Sorry, meant to add a thank you to all those who offered their advice and experience on this post.
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    AndyS
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    Yes strongly agree with you Neil, I also purchased a set on Ebay which weren't expensive and arrived really quickly. Sold (and presumably made by) H.A Kits, mine is XL and is constructed in 6mm ply, laser cut in a sheet plus nuts/bolts. You provide your own base.
    Finding it very useful in building my 36'' Police Launch.
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    Bassman1975
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    Happy days, I think I'll grab one too. ๐Ÿ‘
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    neilmc
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    Well I can honestly say Bassman the stand from eBay is an absolute treat.
    I did spend some time trying different configurations, but it works a treat and my boat is nice and level for a change, unlike my home made stand ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Thanks again ๐Ÿ‘
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    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
    MouldBuilder
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    Hi Andy.
    If I need a rigid stand to work with, I use 20mm conduit with preformed bends and โ€˜Tโ€™ joints. I cannot find the relevant pictures but maybe this will help.
    Peter.
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    I cannot promise to finish one project before starting another. I know, I tried.
    LewZ
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    Bassman,

    My work stand is a little different. I originally built it for racing sail boats (which I no longer do) but it works for just about all my boats. It is the right height so working on the boat is easy. It can be used at home, outside, and folds flat for transportation and will support up to 100 pounds.

    Materials are easy to find. I used 1 X 2 clear lumber, webbing from tie-down straps, and ยผ-20 bolts, flat washers, and wing nuts. It is glued with carpenterโ€™s wood glue (waterproof after drying), some wood screws, and finished with spar varnish.

    The legs are 36-5/8โ€ long and the width of the outer set in 18โ€ with the inner pair fitting between the outer pair. The webbing is about 18โ€ long across the top plus allowance for going down the out side of the top cross piece (about 20-1/2โ€ total length). The axis bolt is located 23-1/8โ€ from the bottom of the legs to give it a slightly wider spread for some stability. Use a soldering iron or hot nail to melt/pierce the webbing and use two screws per each end.

    When you set it up with the webbing taunt, and then sit the boat on the webbing, the weight of the boat will push down so a rounded bilge boat will sit even. Just a little caution: This is not as stable as a table so be careful if people will be around it or if the wind is heavy.

    Lew
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    neilmc
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    Liking the eBay stand and just ordered the large version which should be here next week. Thanks for the post as been looking for a more flexible working stand as the one I made is more of a transport stand.
    Thanks Bassman๐Ÿ˜€
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    mturpin013
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    The boat stand pictured is great I made my own using the same principles it works well
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    AndyS
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    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at both, they seem to be what I need.
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