Thread: sling locations
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:04 PM   #8
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Alaskans were made by American Marine, the same company that created the Grand Banks line of boats. I suggest you contact Bob Lowe of the Grand Banks Owners forum Grand Banks Owner's Resources. That forum is also for Alaskan owners. You need to join in order to post but it's free.

For many years Bob owned Oak Harbor Boatworks on Whidbey Island in Washington State. He and his wife bought and totally restored an Alaskan 45. Bob has probably pulled every model of Alaskan out of the water during his career and would know where the best sling points are.

A boatyard that works on wood boat including the Alaskans in our harbor is Seaview North. They have 35 and 150 ton Travelifts (no railway) and are very experienced at lifting and blocking wood boats including the big Alaska limit seiners in our harbor, most of which have wood hulls.

Obviously they can't help you in terms of hauling your boat but they might be willing to provide some information.

But I'd try to contact Bob Lowe first.
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