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Dolly Rotisserie Style

This dolly allows me to work on all sides of the boat. In order to save space the boat can also be stored on its side. Thanks to the Phillips family of Monroe, MI for their creative ideas.



Building 1

The base is created with 2 2x6 beams. I aligned them fairly narrow in order to get closer to the boat when working. When tilted sideways the whole thing also takes up very little room in my garage.

Building 2

Since my wheels are "bold mounted" I used 1/2" solid oak for strength. A section of 2x4 supports them at the bottom side.

Building 3

Since my wheels are "bold mounted" I used 1/2" solid oak for strength. A section of 2x4 supports them at the bottom side. In the aft and stern section the bottom center is supported by little rails.

Building 4

The bow is supported by 2 rails cut to the correct angle. I used a piece of 2x4.

Building 5

The center is supported by a ridge fitting in the center board slot. This is made of 1/2 inch maple or any other hardwood.

Building 6

The center is bolted through the center board slot. This will hold the cradle in place.

Building 7

The posts supporting the cradle are just high enough for the boat to spin all around.