Tahoe building cradle

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BobM
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Tahoe building cradle

Post by BobM » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:41 am

If anyone in the North Reading, MA area is interested, I have a builder's cradle for a Tahoe 23 on heavy duty casters that served me well. Your's for the taking. I'll hold off on recycling it for a couple of weeks to see if anyone may be interested.
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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:22 am

Bob

I can't remember who. But, I seem to remember someone up that way working on a big Tahoe. Maybe, I should have setup a database along the way. But, there is always a field you didn't think about.

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by boaterCT » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:59 pm

My son and I are starting a Tahoe 23. Just received the plans and are in the process of searching out lumber distributers. If you still have the cradle I think we would be interested.

Harry and Mike

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by BobM » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:19 pm

I still have it and it's yours for the taking....

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by Roberta » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:15 pm

Great!!!! This is another reason this forum is so important. Bravo!!!!

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:01 pm

Bob

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by Brad Tucker » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:05 pm

BoaterCT, I wish you well!!!! I am beginning year 4 now on my 23. Holler if you have any questions. flyingwoodworker@gmail.com. If you cannot find answers here, which I would doubt. This forum rocks.

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by boaterCT » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:50 am

Bob
How long is the cradle? Checking to see if will fit on my trailer or if I need to get something else to get it.
Harry (boaterCT)

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by Jimbob » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:53 pm

Hi Bob,
I really like your design of the cradle. I need to rebuild mine, and I think I will do something similar to yours.
Looks like yours is made out of 2x6 lumber. Would you please post the dimensions, and the materials used?
Thanks,
Jim
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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by BobM » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:50 am

Harry,
I believe it is 10' long. I'll measure it tonight when I get home and let you know the exact dimensions. I am sure it would ride safely in the back of a pickup with a 6' bed and tailgate down. In fact I moved it easily once that way. It probably weighs about 150#.

Jim,
I used a combination of 2x8's, 2x6's and 2x4's. I'll post the exact dimensions and material list tonight.

Bob

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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by BobM » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:54 am

Harry,

The cradle is actually 11' long.
Jim,
Attached is a photo of the end of the cradle the dim.lumber is as follows: the bottom stringers are 2x8's, the sides are 2x4's and 2x8's the ends and middle lateral pieces are 2x10's. There are 4x4's at each of the laterals through which the laterals and sides are carriage bolted.

I strapped the cradle on top of the hull and braced it with 2x10's for the flip.
Bob
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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by Jimbob » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:24 am

Thanks Bob!
Will make it easier for me knowing the dimensions you used.
Jim
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Re: Tahoe building cradle

Post by boaterCT » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:33 pm

That's fine. It will fit on my trailer. I'll need your address and a date to pick it up.
My email is hdauphinais@charter.net

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