Today I am back under the boat, working on removing the old wheel carriages.
My first discovery was that the 14 foot donut on the back side of the boat is impaled on the center wheels. That was a lot of force on the poor little 1/2 inch thick skin on the donuts. Good data point though. 5000lbs can definitely puncture 2 layers of 1/4 inch marine plywood. 🙂
Next step is to cut away any of the supports that will get in the way of installing the new wheel carriages. I’ll do the easiest one first to see how it goes.