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Old 29 May 2011, 12:20   #11
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Even if it's all low down, a quick google suggests a Star class boat is only about the same weight as a smallish rib (671kg) so I would have thought the pendulum effect of the weight of the RIB so high would be pretty scary - I know what it's like carrying something heavy on a 4x4 roof rack, that's bad enough and this is about the same height. I wouldn't want to try it with the wind here anyway, towing a RIB can be bad enough!

How do they get it off? Crane?
The stars are keelboats and are craned in before and out after the event so most of the coach boats are fitted out to be lifted off on arrival. the trailers are also quite long so that would probably help with the pendulum effect. I hear ya on the wind issue. It seems that gale warnings are becoming a standard addition to the forecasts in this neck of the woods
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Old 29 May 2011, 15:52   #12
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And it clearly comes with honorary membership of the Middle Lane Owners Club!
How did you work that out from the photo? Looks like he is overtaking the photographer's vehicle to me.
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Old 30 May 2011, 11:53   #13
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if the yacht is just shy of 7m.......
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Old 30 May 2011, 13:20   #14
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if the yacht is just shy of 7m.......
You also have to deal with multiple masts of circa 10m.
To put the all of the above into perspective there a fella in the States who specializes in coast to coast transport of these boats. Take the time to have a look at some his photos,
they make the original rig look like easy tow!

starboatguy.com - Boat Transporting
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