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Trailer vs Roof Rack

MichFish

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Question for Torrid,

I like your dolly main tube pads (at least they appear to be a pad?). Did you purchase the pads, or make them yourself?

MichFish
 

MiLLz

Member
Oddly that's pretty much exactly what I had in mind in terms of doing it from the rear (ahem!). My biggest concern is the flipping procedure, can't envisage having the strength to do it unless it's done on the launching trolley.
I imagine the ground would support much of the weight, especially since the stern is heavier side of the boat. Balance at the top could be a greater challenge because the transom is not square.
 

torrid

Just sailing
Question for Torrid,

I like your dolly main tube pads (at least they appear to be a pad?). Did you purchase the pads, or make them yourself?

MichFish
I bought 'em from Seitech. You could probably get some foam pipe insulation at Home Depot and do the same. Or a wiggle-worm at Wally-World. I think that's basically what's underneath the fancy cloth covers.
 

fracisco

New Member
Here's mine. I've been all up and down the east coast like this.

Note my load bars are spread out further than marginal's. My bars are about 40" apart. I purposely bought a wagon with a long roof rack so I can do this. This is probably more a personal preference than anything else. I have seen many people cartop with the load bars only a couple of feet apart.
What's the trick on securing the spars in this setup?
 

g1gaumond

Member
Here's what ours look like now on a Thule rack.:)

Will be looking at changing the support foams, so we can it better support at the hull-deck edge instead.

Still working on installing rigging (std and radial), but fear not we will get it worked out!;)

Again, thanks for everyone's input.

Fair (but strong) winds!

GG
 

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