Getting the boat to the water

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Stuart
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Getting the boat to the water

Postby Stuart » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:46 pm

I recently moved and the boat is 2 hours away. Its ready to float but not to sail so I am going to launch it now. Problem I have is nobody wants to truck it to the lake. Some say too big, and some say too small and mostly they all say, not interested. So a friend had a heavy duty car trailer and I guessed I would need it because the boat weighs over 3500lbs. I was trying to fit the square peg in the round hole and I knew it but felt I could shift the weight around and let it hang over here and there. As I lowered it down on the cradle I built it just kept going down. I left the hoist and walked around. The tongue was way up in the air and the back end was on the ground. So much for the weight balance act. I have found another trailer and will weld some bits here and there and put brakes on it and if I get that done before the snow...well it will be in the water.

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Re: Getting the boat to the water

Postby JimmY » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:57 am

Have you tried the "Shipping Wars" guys (Uship)?

There has got to be someone with a flat bed trailer who wants to make a buck.

Awesome looking boat, where have you been hiding this one?
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Re: Getting the boat to the water

Postby hoodman » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:21 pm

That looks amazing! How far does it need to go? Glen-l 25 right? If so then it's legally trailerable without a wide load permit right?

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Re: Getting the boat to the water

Postby chugalug » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:35 pm

:D maybe weld on a metal toolbox on tongue and start adding barbell weights :D (or tools)
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Re: Getting the boat to the water

Postby mrintense » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:05 am

Wow Stuart, really nice. So few sailboats get made, but really, they are elegance personified.
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