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post #6 of Old 11-26-2006
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If the beam is just a little too much, you could also try building a cradle that would hold the hull at an angle, so that the widest part of the boat would be on the diagonal in the container. Lots of variables with the flare of the topsides and the angles and height of the chine at the waterline might need to be verified to do this. The easiest thing might be to just build a template of the container opening out of four boards and see if you and a helper can slide it over/around the hull. Be sure the mast fits in too. We shipped a Hobie Cat to Kenya when I worked at Air France. The boat got there fine, but somebody in Nairobi apparently ran the mast over with a forklift.
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