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U-22 Storage Cradle

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Edgewaterservices
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U-22 Storage Cradle

Post by Edgewaterservices » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:54 am

Hello all, I'm new to this group, as I very recently purchased a 1947 cedar-sided U-22. The boat is a true barn-find, very original but unused in over 30 years. It's currently blocked up with no storage cradle. I'm planning to eventually have a trailer made for the boat, but in the meantime I need to come up with a storage cradle/dolly for use as I restore/refinish her. I would like to have it on castors of some sort so I can roll it around the shop. I do not expect, at this point, to flip this boat over to do the bottom.

Does anyone have any drawings/dimensions for such a storage cradle? Any other ideas or suggestions would be appreciated as well.

Thanks,

MAH

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Re: U-22 Storage Cradle

Post by Doug P » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:24 pm

I have prints for the 1969 model year. This was obtained from the Mariners Museum.
If you were to order The title is "Cradle Dimensions"

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Re: U-22 Storage Cradle

Post by Edgewaterservices » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:32 am

Thanks for your reply....I presume that the 1969 date is a typo and you meant 1949....does anyone know if these drawings are available now or do I have to wait for the Mariners Museum Chris Craft archive to reopen? Thanks

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Re: U-22 Storage Cradle

Post by Doug P » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:01 am

Edgewaterservices wrote:Thanks for your reply....I presume that the 1969 date is a typo and you meant 1949....does anyone know if these drawings are available now or do I have to wait for the Mariners Museum Chris Craft archive to reopen? Thanks
No typo

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Re: U-22 Storage Cradle

Post by jwmccman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:58 am

I have a copy of the cradle dimensions for 1949 model year which includes the 22ft Utility.
If you can forward your mailing address to jwmcchometown@sbcglobal.net, I will make
a copy of it and send it to you.

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Re: U-22 Storage Cradle

Post by Edgewaterservices » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 am

Wow! Thanks so much for that-I truly appreciate it. I will be sending you an email shortly

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