Here is the beginning of the project. I brought the boat home on a small trailer and used a car bottle jack to raise the boat off the trailer about 4 inches. Then I built a cradle around the boat using old 4x4's and 2x4's. Then I pulled the trailer out from below the boat, lowered the jack and walla. The boat was on the cradle. I completely striped the boat topsides and the inside. I left the bulkheads alone in the boat because they were fine and a part of the structural integrity of the chain plates.