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Old 13 August 2010, 09:42   #1
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Why you shouldn't drag a SIB

I noticed this damage on the underside of the transom when I was assembling the SIB last weekend. It can only have happened when it was dragged for a very short distance (like 2 feet) over the non-slip ground glass coated plates at Teddington kayak rollers. Where it has worn through to the weave I can cover with PVC paint but where you can see the plywood transom, it will need patching.

Moral of the story- carry, don't drag!

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Old 13 August 2010, 13:41   #2
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Do you not have transom wheels on your boat if not i would go and get some quick because that draging is not a good ideal.cheers ben
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Old 13 August 2010, 14:12   #3
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I noticed this damage on the underside of the transom when I was assembling the SIB last weekend. It can only have happened when it was dragged for a very short distance (like 2 feet) over the non-slip ground glass coated plates at Teddington kayak rollers. Where it has worn through to the weave I can cover with PVC paint but where you can see the plywood transom, it will need patching.

Moral of the story- carry, don't drag!

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Cor not nice,you need transom wheels for sure,makes life easier and less weight
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Old 13 August 2010, 14:31   #4
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..... and less weight
How's that.
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Old 13 August 2010, 17:45   #5
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How's that.
you pull ,push wheel motion better then dragging ,well i would of thought so,lol
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Old 13 August 2010, 18:59   #6
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its not a bad idea to assemble the boat on an old tapaulin or heavy duty sheeting of some sort .


think i would also put a large wear patch over them if it can get damaged as easy as that .
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boats run on water, not land, need wheels for the hard stuff

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Old 16 August 2010, 09:41   #8
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over the non-slip ground glass coated plates
Yep, I got a Mid 70s 470 with that stuff for the crew to stand on when trapezing - I nearly lost it off a road trailer just after I bought it when the non slip stuff chewed through the ratchet strap - after it had chomped through the carpet tile pad that was supposed to be protecting it! The really scary thing is it took all of about 45 miles to do so! Suffice to say the lashing arrangement was modified following that incident.

It's the most "stuck" to a gunwale feeling I've ever felt on a trapeze, but it does no end of damage to the @rse of the harness.....


Moral of the story - Non slip is evil to anything exept someone who doesn't want to slip!
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