Join Date: May 2010
Location: Williamsport, PA
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Trailer sailor help urgently needed
What was I thinking!!? I just won an auction on eBay for a 1978 Chrysler C-22 currently in a slip in St Petersburg, FL. For only $1025 I just couldn't pass her up.
So here's what I need. I need photos of your trailers for your swing-keel boats. I've got my eye on a 20' trailer for a decent price. It's got four bunkers on it and looks like it will accommodate a swing-keel nicely. But I need pics from you to be sure, and to show the yard what modifications I want made on it to trailer this baby home. Fortunately, I already own a pick-up with a BIG engine and a factory tow package.
Next I need advice from you all about how you tie yours down for trailering. Do you just use a 2" ratcheted tie down across amidships like on my LS-16 or is it more involved? What do you do with all the wires and rigging? The PO for my LS-16 just wrapped them to the mast with duct tape reversed sticky side out.
If you have pics and measurements for the cradles for the mast and boom that would be really great. I'm a real wiz with woodworking and certain I can craft something if I have pics and measurements.
What else folks? You know this game a lot better than I do. I'm planning to drive the trailer to St Pete over Memorial Day weekend, pick up the boat, and trailer it back home. Hey, as long as I'm there I might even take her out for a sail on the Bay.
I'm sure more questions will pop up but anything you have that resembles "New Boats for Dummies" would be really appreciated.
ETA: My e-mail address is leatherneckpa AT comcast DOT net
ETA: Specified craft is a Chrysler C-22, not a Catalina.
Iron Mike - Semper Fidelis
Jack of all trades, Master of none
Last edited by LeatherneckPA; 05-17-2010 at 04:13 PM.
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