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Yes, I have a strip that goes about half way around. The mast wouldn't fit completely encircled. There is a lot of suction created by it. I always have to turn the mast while pulling up to break the suction. When I first installed it, before I got my technique down, I would have to stand on the Laser deck, with the boat on the trailer, to get enough leverage to pull it up.calicosine said:

I've used them on my older Laser and had no problems, it did seem to help the mast rotate easier when tacking.

Fishingmickey

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No problems here either. I am thinking, did you tape it around the plastic cap?

GWF

GWF

No way, not me.Georg W.F. said:No problems here either. I am thinking, did you tape it around the plastic cap?

GWF

How old is your boat? Do you know if the inside of the mast step has ever been repaired?

Here's how:

Put your bathroom scale under one of the wheels of the trailer/dolly. Multiply that number by 2. Put the scale under the bow-end of the trailer/dolly. Add that number. You now have the combined weight of the boat plus the dolly/trailer.

Remove the boat from the dolly/trailer. (Launch it or move it to a different dolly/trailer.)

Repeat the process. This is the weight of the trailer/dolly. Subract this weight from your earlier number (of the combined weight of boat + trailer/dolly).

But you don't double that number as you do the first one?Rob E said:. Put the scale under the bow-end of the trailer/dolly. Add that number. .

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That's how I did mine. I used a small block of wood that was the width of the scale to make sure the load of the boat was evenly distributed across the length of the board, (like 2 feet on a scale and not standing in the middle on one foot). Then I rested the boat on it's rail on the block of wood. Seemed pretty accurate.LarsenCanvas said:

No. I am assuming that the weight for the two wheels is the same. You can save a step by doubling one wheel.Merrily said:But you don't double that number as you do the first one?

If you suspect that the weight is distributed asymetrically, then weigh each wheel and the bow. Add the three numbers together.

I am sorry, but I do not have much convidence in the accuracy of this measurement. If you would put the boat on three scales simultaneously, yes. However when you put one wheel on a scale the weight will be off, since the boat is slightly raised when you put it on the scale. I like the idea, but I would put it on one scale on its side.Rob E said:No. I am assuming that the weight for the two wheels is the same. You can save a step by doubling one wheel.

If you suspect that the weight is distributed asymetrically, then weigh each wheel and the bow. Add the three numbers together.

GWF

Georg W.F. said:I am sorry, but I do not have much convidence in the accuracy of this measurement. If you would put the boat on three scales simultaneously, yes. However when you put one wheel on a scale the weight will be off, since the boat is slightly raised when you put it on the scale. I like the idea, but I would put it on one scale on its side.

GWF

If you assume that the distance between the tires is 5 feet (just a guess), and the scale is 2 inches high, then the angle of tilt is just under two degrees (arctan {2/60}). Not a large angle.

Perhaps someone will try this experiment. Measure with just the bathroom scale, and again with 2x4's under the other wheel and under the bow. The 2x4's will be about the same height as the scale. This will eliminate any error.

I would expect that the error in the measurement due to the scale height would be comparable to the accuracy of the scale.

If you happen to have a 2 X 6 measuring about six feet and TWO scales, it's really easy to weigh the boat. Place a set of scales under each end of the 2 X 6. Place the boat on the 2 X 6, perpendicular to it and balanced fore and aft. Add the readings of the two scales then remove the boat and weigh the 2 X 6; substract its weight...voila!LarsenCanvas said: