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LandLocked66c 09-08-2010 10:13 PM

Bringing a mast home? Best Method?
 
Hello all,

I will be taking a trip soon to pick up a mast for our Oday 23. It's about an 8 hr drive. The mast is around 32 feet and 70 pounds. Anyone have experience hauling one with a vehicle and a trailer?

This is what I have in my minds eye currently!
http://www.yachtwork.com/images/repo...mastonroad.jpg
How to drive a mast down the road

mdbee 09-08-2010 11:27 PM

Looks scary.

Do you have a trailer for your boat? If so, just put the boat on it and trailer it, like the rest of us do with a trailer sailer.

LandLocked66c 09-08-2010 11:31 PM

The thought crossed my mind. The pop top isn't the lightest of trailer sailors though.

St Anna 09-08-2010 11:35 PM

You cant tie it to the roof of the car like in the pic.

Hire/borrow a long trailer. I guess.

We have moved a 75' wooden mast to the boat on a trailer - back in the 'good old days'. It was an interesting 45 min trip.

LandLocked66c 09-08-2010 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by St Anna (Post 641483)
You cant tie it to the roof of the car like in the pic.

Hire/borrow a long trailer. I guess.

We have moved a 75' wooden mast to the boat on a trailer - back in the 'good old days'. It was an interesting 45 min trip.

At this point that's the route i'm going, just wondering what other folks have done?

casioqv 09-09-2010 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LandLocked66c (Post 641472)
This is what I have in my minds eye currently!

I don't think it's a very good idea, but if you do it pay close attention to making the mast slide easily where it rests on the trailer- because it will slide constantly and if it binds or wears through it will destroy the mast.

If you have a trailer for the boat, you should be able to lash the mast to the trailer only. How long is it?

My C22 (for example) has a 25 foot mast, which could easily be lashed to it's trailer without too much overhang.

tommays 09-09-2010 06:21 AM

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...ttransport.jpg

Wood rack on my truck for 35' mast but normally i would move it with the boat

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...4/P2142637.jpg

TundraDown 09-09-2010 06:37 AM

I think your idea will work! 3 am, a good swivel interface on the roof of the van. Perhaps a chase car to keep any idiots from getting too close. Go for it!

It looks like something I would do.

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killarney_sailor 09-09-2010 10:03 AM

Cut it into short lengths so it will fit into the trunk?

... oh, you intend to use it again, probably not a good idea.

LandLocked66c 09-09-2010 10:11 PM

Well, probably going for something close to what is pictured initially. Will post pics when the mayhem is done!


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