one foot forward

In order for the boat mover to get a trailer under this cat,  I needed to move the boat forward about 20 ft.  To do this, I built four cradles with casters.  Each caster is rated for one thousand lbs so this gives me a safety factor of a little less than 2.

With the cradles in place, three people were able to easily move the boat forward one ft. I did this just to test out this method of moving the boat.  It worked.

the skids

port side aft cradle

port side forward cradle

port side forward cradle