Optimist mast floats

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Craig Rees, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Craig Rees

    Craig Rees New Member

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    So, do you know if that Minn Kota 30 has enough power to get you into shore? I see that motor is sold on EBay for about $104 delivered & no tax. What will happen to a gas motor taking in water when you capsize? I get that not venturing out too far with light winds. I think I got caught out on a lake once where I had to paddle in my 12' Kolibri.
     
  2. Phantom Driver

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    I used Search Tempest to check all of the Craigslist sites in the US and turned up a used Baby Bob for sale. It was listed at $30.00 and it cost me another $30.00 for shipping, which was a tad bit high but still, all in all, way better than $130.00 for a new one. I've already cut an oak base to mount it on the mast, so it won't take long to have it finished.
     
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    And I made a mount for the Bob yesterday out of aluminum so now the Bob can be dismounted when storing the boat in the garage.
     

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  4. Craig Rees

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    How about sliding some pool noodles down the mast for buoyancy?
     

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