Join Date: Jan 2010
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Re: Converting swing board trailer to wing keel trailer?
Thanks again, I've been to San Carlos looking at a boat. 250 miles into Mexico is doable though I'd like to find something closer. The vast majority of their boats are unaffordable. I'm a "less than $5000" prole rather than plutocrat.
May have found a way to adjust existing trailer. Replace the adjustable 21" long and 1/2" thick plates with plates that are ~5' long and
very well braced. I have "professional cobalt drilling gear" so I should be able to make accurate drill holes after the boat is pulled. Still very concerned with quality of cross bracing. A boat that sits that high could deliver significant "whiplash" energy.
Not going to keep the boat in California. That area is almost 1300 miles away. California offers spectacular beauty, however I am diametrically opposed to "California politics." I just can't stand it beyond a vacation.
If you want to keep the boat in Sea of Cortez, it makes more sense to buy a boat that is already there. One dealer example: Sailboats for sale in Mexico
How often can you sail there? With this boat maybe it makes more sense to keep it in California?