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Old 21-06-2008, 16:40   #16
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A sigh of relief, no jetski in the anchorage-

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Ah, I knew it, no true sailor would want to put a jetski on a sailing cat. A Laser weighs a lot less than a jet ski, maybe 15% or 20% of the weight of a jet ski. A Laser weighs maybe 70 kilos, and its center of gravity is very low. If you are going to go on salt water, I would think a scooter wouldn't do well with salt spray. A scooter weighs about 1/2 of the weight of a jet ski. Use a pole that pivots on a fitting on your mast and a halyard to lift stuff like dingys.
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Old 21-06-2008, 16:55   #17
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Ah, I knew it, no true sailor would want to put a jetski on a sailing cat. A Laser weighs a lot less than a jet ski, maybe 15% or 20% of the weight of a jet ski. A Laser weighs maybe 70 kilos, and its center of gravity is very low. If you are going to go on salt water, I would think a scooter wouldn't do well with salt spray. A scooter weighs about 1/2 of the weight of a jet ski. Use a pole that pivots on a fitting on your mast and a halyard to lift stuff like dingys.
Something like that sounds good. Thanks...
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Old 22-06-2008, 17:04   #18
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I like to keep my foredeck clear for good airflow around the genoa and for ease of tacking; anything up there is going to get tangled in the sheets.

You might want to consider making room for extra toys somewhere aft. Admiral Yachts and Maine Cat have both used boom extensions with a halyard to lift dinghies onto rigid storage racks. The same could work to lift something heavy off a dock alond side (or from a dock astern) onto Or into an aft compartment. I would use it just to get a folding motorbike on board.
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