Author Topic: Need Cradle Pads Height  (Read 1804 times)


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Need Cradle Pads Height
« on: October 17, 2021, 09:47:43 AM »
Hello all, I recently purchased a Pearson 28 (1977). When we went to pull her out of the water for winter storage, one of the 1" threaded adjustment screws bent. After taking it to a machine shop where they heated it up and straightened it, we put it back into the cradle and noticed all the pads were varying heights. I'm not sure how this occurred but I now find myself in a predicament.

If someone has a cradle and can measure the distance of the pads (Laying flat) to the bottom of the keel level, it would allow me to have a good idea as to where they should be set. I'm afraid when we try again the same thing may happen or worse.

This picture shows where they are set right now. Port side being much higher.

Thanks for any help