motorcycle on a boat? - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 Old 10-02-2007 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
motorcycle on a boat?

How would you put a small motorbike on a 30ft boat? Also, what kind of bike would you want to have, if your intent was to sail throught the great lakes, 3 days at a time, and returning home for a week in between each leg?
Trout66 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 20,916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 92 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
I have enough trouble with a bicycle on my 32 foot boat.

It would certainly mean being at a dock to off load it, and that's quite a bit of weight to have come loose in a storm. For only being out 3 days at a time, trying to cart around a motorcycle seems a bit like overkill, aside from not being very practical, or even, as far as I can see, useful.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Larus Marinus
 
Idiens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
I would chose the lightest most easily compressed bike that would take me back to my car, left at the previous port of call. It needs to get in the back of the car as well as on deck. Lift it on deck with a halyard and lash it down well under or in a protective bag.
Idiens is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
John, where do you store your bicycle ?

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Even a small motorcycle, if it is street legal, is going to be an issue on a 30' boat. You probably don't want to store it below... since the motorcycle has gasoline in the tank... and getting it down the companionway on a 30' boat would be a challenge on most of them. Storing it on deck means that it has to be stored across the stern in some fashion, otherwise it will affect the boat's balance. Having that much weight aft, is going to screw the fore-aft balance of the boat in any case.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Larus Marinus
 
Idiens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Are monkey bikes legal in the US?

http://www.monkeybike.co.uk/index.html

Still 60 kg is too heavy. - Get a bicycle.

Last edited by Idiens; 10-02-2007 at 04:29 PM.
Idiens is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 20,916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 92 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Free - for now, just on the side deck. For offshore, I may put it in the cabin.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
Thanks, That works, I tend to walk down one side most of the time, anyway.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Belliure 41'
 
JT1019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to JT1019
I had a BMW K1200RS on the deck of my 33 Irwin about a year ago. I put the bike against the mast (on the bow side) with an extra tire between the bike and the metal. I then put the transmission into first, put a rotor lock through the front wheel, closed the gas valve and tied it up. Went out into some decent wind and waves, the bike never moved or got a scratch on it. Just make sure cabin top can take the weight and you have an emergency plan to get the bike off should you have a problem.

Wish I had a picture, could have gotten that Darwin award I always wanted.

“Greatness Is Not In Where We Stand, But In What Direction We Are Moving. We Must Sail Sometimes With The Wind And Sometimes Against It – But Sail We Must, And Not Drift, Nor Lie At Anchor.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
JT1019 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 27 Old 10-02-2007
Senior Member
 
Valiente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
How much does a K1200RS weigh? Personally, I wouldn't put anything heavier than a crew on deck, and I have a steel 40 footer. Lashing to the mast is probably your best option (complete with a total tarp cover), but it's not a good idea on a sub 40 footer, I think...too much to go wrong. Think of having that dead weight on one side of the mast when you are pounding with the bike on the lee side...the shrouds are holding the mast in column PLUS the weight of the bike just hanging at 20 degrees or more, whereas a person would actively spread their weight on non-skid and wouldn't usually be just hanging off the mast unsupported.

No, I do not like this, Sam I Am.
Valiente is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
You've Bought the Wrong Boat John Kretschmer Buying a Boat Articles 0 06-01-2004 08:00 PM
Naming and Renaming Your Boat Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 12-15-2003 07:00 PM
Fine-Tuning the Autopilot, Part Two Dan Neri Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-13-2003 08:00 PM
Performing in Light Air Brian Hancock Learning to Sail Articles 0 01-15-2003 07:00 PM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Learning to Sail Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome