Repair Tools & Materials

Chains should tie pairs of stands together, preventing sliding. The chain are tensioned as the stands are installed, not later.

Choosing and Using Jackstands

Innovator Brownell still stands out in expanding field of boat stands.

We’re guessing 90 percent of sailors have their boat hauled by a yard. A travel lift or crane plucks the boat from the water, and yard guys block the boat for the winter. Your sole involvement is reading a warning in the lease agreement that you will not touch the stands and that you will not attach anything to them, including tarps. Those are good rules, and nothing we are about to say is meant to contradict them.

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