Turning the boat over is not the major undertaking it might be--a 15 foot boat weighing just a few hundred pounds should be child's play compared to something like a yacht! In addition, the cabin and other interior structures contribute very little to the strength and stability of the hull, so there's no need to be gentle, just careful. Still, everything I've read leads me to the inescapable conclusion that turnover is an important milestone deserving of it's own page. And maybe a bit of a social event--I wonder what Crestline's policy is on having a bit of wine or beer on hand for the turning crew and supporters?
(As it happens, there policy is pretty good. Pizza and beer was on hand.)
Days 33 and 34 ( Mar 19, 2006):
The boat survived the turn and it's on the trailer