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Help needed! anybody have a Soling or similar boat nearby?

Hello to everybody, thank you for reading my thread!

I have just bought a Soling keelboat, hurray!

Unfortunately the trailer has been rather neglected by the previous caretaker and is beyond economical repair

I need to get the boat moved ASAP from its current location on Loch Tay to its new home at Ardrishaig.

Does anybody nearby (within 50+ miles or so) have a trailer from a Soling or similar boat which I may be able to borrow/hire for a couple of days to facilitate the move?

Also the water level may be a little lower than ideal for recovery.
Any advise on low water recovery gladly received.

Also any helpful hints on how to drop the mast gladly received too.
I've never done this on such a large mast, only prepped smaller boats for road transport (wayfarers and similar sized boats) The mast base does not pivot...

I look forward to chatting with all of you, thank you in advance for all help
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See if there is a local association or club that races Solings (try googling). Otherwise hire a boat mover with an adjustable trailer. A yard can unrig her. The mover need not be a big outfit. One guy with a pick up truck and trailer will do fine.
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See if there is a local association or club that races Solings (try googling). Otherwise hire a boat mover with an adjustable trailer. A yard can unrig her. The mover need not be a big outfit. One guy with a pick up truck and trailer will do fine.
Thanks for that, always good to have another plan of attack!
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