Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New England USA
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Creative ideas for loading 38''''er on trailer w/out crane?
dman, you miss my point. Have you seen the pics of the interior of this boat? Are you saying that because the keel will be supported everything will be fine? The dynamics of a vessel on a trailer can be pretty severe.
Imagine this: Traveling at 50 mph, one side of the traler hits a pot hole or plate in the roadway. The resulting dynamic force is driven up to the hull, which is supported by the keel (which the current owner already says is suspect) and the poppits at points around the hull. Will the hull be able to withstand that point impact with little or no bulkheads and stringers on the port side? Force=Mass X Velocity so of course the hull will be subject to far greater dynamic forces than just moving gently around a yard.
I for one, remove my rig every winter when the boat is on the hard. Not only safer, but it gives me a great chance to carefully inspect everything before spring comissioning.