Hangin’ from a tree!
Whats that you see? A boat in a tree? Indeed it is.
So, you’ve decided you don’t really want or need the “extra” rocker in your boat. Perhaps your boat fell off your vehicle, took a tumble down a hill, ran a bad line, or had a sledding accident and has now been re-engineered. Don’t worry, we are here to help!
Step one – Move your boat to a place that you can get some height.
Step two – Grab your 2nd favorite throw rope.
Step three – Put a kettle on the the stove
Step four – While kettle is going, hoist your boat.
Step five – Realize this will go better if you remove the outfitting.
Step six – Put kettle back on after wife got tired of it over boiling while you messed with outfitting. Bring new kettle out and pour into hoisted boat.
Step seven – Wait a bit, if things aren’t popping back, add a new batch of boiling water.
Step eight – Apply hot water to outside then massage outside of boat a bit with a hard object. I’ve seen it done with a broom handle adding pressure to dent from the inside, but you will want to pad the handle as I have also seen what overzealous broom handle usage can do to softened plastic.
Step nine – Get things all the way back in line or call it close enough and lower your boat back down.
Step ten – If it is a warm day vs a cool day, add cold water to let the new shape set.
There you have it. An all too elaborate explanation of how you get that boat back in alignment. You could use a heat gun, but that requires, skill, patience, and a lot of care. Many a boat has been botched up with a heat gun. Try this first, then if that fails, consider harsher alternatives.