Originally Posted by Leaderscharter
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?