Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Alaska
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Mast is 35' Bridge Clearance is around 40' with VHF antenna & tricolor. Overall height from keel to top of the PH will be around 10 feet. Some people have trailered their Rawon's however your total trailer weight will be around 18,000lbs. The mast is too heavy to be stepped without a crane or special gear. A tabernackle setup won't work well with the pilot house. Weather helm is not a problem. Newer Rawsons (all PH's) have an improved rudder design and a short bowsprit which negate some of the weatherhelm issues on older boats. Some of these boats were "custom" so make sure work was done to a resonable standard. All bulkheads will be glassed in. Check for rot on the edges and bottom. Make sure the concrete in the bilge is in good shape. It can be removed and replaced, but not without a lot of hard work. Dingy storage is a challenge. Consider davits, towing, or deflating a storing in the huge aft cockpit locker. A hard dink will have to be stored on the fordeck and will restrict visibility.
Last edited by sailboy21; 09-09-2008 at 02:20 PM.