It is time to make the move from the basement to the garage. I completed as much as I could in my basement on this boat build so it is time to buy a trailer and get a bunch of guys together.
My brothers, Guy, Gary, Joey and Danny we all on hand to help. I was also able to get many friends, Art Atkinson, Howard Barton, my nephew Travis and a couple of neighbors to give the added power.
The night before the move, my brother Guy helped me remove a section of the sun room with a couple of windows and door. The morning of the move we removed the sliding glass doors giving me the 72" width that I needed. The "Zip" boat's beam is 5'9".
Because I live on a lake, (Sylvan Lake, Michigan) and we have a narrow sized lot, I did not have room between my house to bring the boat to the road. I rolled the trailer between the neighbors homes, three houses down from mine and along the lake shore and back up to the basement. I was able to roll the trailer into the sun room after the wall was removed. About 8 guys lifted the boat up and turned it 90 degrees and set it on the trailer. Then our friend Howard supplied a wheeled dolly for trailer hitch and everyone pushed the boat and trailer across three neighbor lawns and up a steep hill, over the curb and onto the road.
Yes, I have great neighbors...they let me do the same thing when I finished building my airplane a few years ago. You just don't see too many airplanes rolling by your picture window overlooking the lake.
Here are a few photos that we took along the way.....enjoy.