Tom-Kat's solo roof-rack-stack-packing.....

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by Tim Polaski, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. signal charlie

    signal charlie Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Good option for those who don't want trailers, thanks for the pictures. Remember to avoid parking garages.

    One reason to lift the stern is because you don't want to be putting pressure on the rudder fittings. If you lift by the bow you could bend the gudgeon or tweak the bronze fittings. Even a slight bend to the gudgeon will throw it out of alignment...ask me how I know :)
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Wow; a ten-year old thread revived, but that method is really nice. Pure genius?
    The forum just had a thread on loading a fish (I have an idea! | SailingForums.com), but Tom Kat's method is simpler.

    PS: I will stick by my trailer though...
     
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  3. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    At 6'-0", I'm fairly tall, but found that using a stepladder as an intermediate step—to hold the bow temporarily—was a big help in getting the Sunfish closer to the rack. (Small pickup).
     

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