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post #9 of Old 04-07-2010
Courtney the Dancer
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It's a lot of work to get a boat ready to truck and you should do as much of it yourself as possible so you know it's done right. Anything you don't want road grit in you should cover in shipping plastic wrap (winches, windlass, clutches, etc). EVERYTHING that can move inside the boat should be wrapped and padded and secured. All the standing rigging should come off the mast and then be wrapped, and the mast itself (and the running rigging if you don't remove it from the mast) should be completely wrapped and padded with bubble wrap and then padded with carpet rems where it is going to be supported on the trailer. You will probably need to remove the bow pulpit and some stanchions to stay under the max. height limit. It took two of us four long days to do everything, including unstepping the mast. Putting it all back together takes longer .

SV Laurie Anne

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