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Old 28 May 2011, 15:37   #1
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Try this for a tow

Saw this today M27 going west, never seen a RIB riding so high
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Old 28 May 2011, 16:39   #2
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Makes launching easy ...
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Reckon his back wheels will get a bit wet before that thing floats free.....in fact forget the back wheels....more like the headlining!

C'ant believe so much weight, so high up can be stable though

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lot of lead down low on the sailboat
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Old 29 May 2011, 04:41   #5
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And it clearly comes with honorary membership of the Middle Lane Owners Club!
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Old 29 May 2011, 06:01   #6
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Oh I bet that's a beauty to tow in a gusting crosswind
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Old 29 May 2011, 06:38   #7
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Wonder if it got pulled over? Should have...can't see any way that's safe
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He could have at least took the motor off I too hate middle lane "sitters"
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The sailboat is a star class and carries the majority of its weight in the keel sitting pretty low. these rigs regularly travel 5000+km a year around europe without any issues that I have heard of. Some even carry ribcraft 4.8s this same way. I agree it looks all wrong but seems to work.
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The sailboat is a star class and carries the majority of its weight in the keel sitting pretty low. these rigs regularly travel 5000+km a year around europe without any issues that I have heard of. Some even carry ribcraft 4.8s this same way. I agree it looks all wrong but seems to work.
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?
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