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Old 06 January 2015, 14:49   #1
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Too small for dry stack

So having convinced the wife over Christmas that dry stack was the way to go this year I called them today to arrange it and I was told that my 430 rib was too small for the forklift as the forks don't go close enough. He said a 5.5m would have been ok and to get a bigger boat. I didn't think that the beam changed that much with length? They charge per m so I'm guessing they just don't want short boats when the racks are all the same length?
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Old 06 January 2015, 17:45   #2
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Where in the country are you looking to stack?
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Old 07 January 2015, 02:36   #3
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Have you tried all three in Portsmouth, KB, Trafalgar and Premier.?
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Old 07 January 2015, 04:33   #5
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A bit of a treck from Portsmouth but you could always try Drivers Dryberthing in Southampton, as they crane in instead of forklift.
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I reckon that if I owned a drystack operation, I'd fab up some sort of slide on reducer for the f/lift rather than turn the guy and his money away.
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Old 07 January 2015, 05:08   #7
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Or use this as an excuse to buy a bigger boat
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I tried KB, then Trafalgar, Gosport is a longer drive. Trafalgar said the size wasn't a problem but had a min 6m charge making it much more expensive.

Id like a bigger boat but then it wouldn't fit in the garage so I'd always have to pay for storage. I wanted to try the drystack for a season with the option of going back in the garage if it didn't work out.
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We used a drystack with a 420 zodiac a few years ago - was a big of a nightmare as the forks were underneath the tubes feather than the hull because it was narrow.
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