Hangin’ from a tree!

Bad Boat!
Bad Boat!

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

Have a spot of tea!
Have a spot of tea!

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.

Always add more.
Always add more.

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.

Before. But actually just after I did some work on it on the ground.
Before. But actually just after I did some work on it on the ground.

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.

After, aka, good enough.
After, aka, good enough.

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