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Old 13-10-2014, 18:39   #1
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Cheap way to get 22ft keeler out of water in Sydney? trailer, public slip??

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a light 22 footer out of the water for a clean and antifoul.

Is there any budget or privately owned slipways that people use? Is there any trailers for hire that can pull out a fixed keel boat? Any clubs worth joining that allow members to use their facilities.

I read somewhere that careening is a no no these days.

The boat is currently moored in Watsons Bay.

Feel free to message me if you have any ideas.

Thanks
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Re: Cheap way to get 22ft keeler out of water in Sydney? trailer, public slip??

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a light 22 footer out of the water for a clean and antifoul.

Is there any budget or privately owned slipways that people use? Is there any trailers for hire that can pull out a fixed keel boat? Any clubs worth joining that allow members to use their facilities.

I read somewhere that careening is a no no these days.

The boat is currently moored in Watsons Bay.

Feel free to message me if you have any ideas.

Thanks

I was going to suggest careening. It can't cost much to haul a 22 footer. If the keel is short you could do one side at a time on the tides. Its only 1100 to haul & winter our 58 footer. There are a few ways:

travel lift - yard haul & store
hydraulic lift trailer - yard haul &/or transport
marine railway - yard haul
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Re: Cheap way to get 22ft keeler out of water in Sydney? trailer, public slip??

Sydney Hbr does not allow careening, and NSW Maritime would be glad to throw the book at you.

Check out the Drummoyne Sailing Club. It's been a few years since we anchored off their mooring field, but they were quite friendly and helpful.

There's a small haulout facility in North Hbr, have heard it is busy and expensive, but expect expensive on the harbour.

Also, I've heard there's somewhere up the Lane Cove River.

Cammeray Marina has a slipway.

Noakes: VERY $$$, but excellent reputation.

Do you want a slipway or a travel lift?

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Re: Cheap way to get 22ft keeler out of water in Sydney? trailer, public slip??

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on the cheapest way to get a light 22 footer out of the water for a clean and antifoul.

Is there any budget or privately owned slipways that people use? Is there any trailers for hire that can pull out a fixed keel boat? Any clubs worth joining that allow members to use their facilities.

I read somewhere that careening is a no no these days.

The boat is currently moored in Watsons Bay.

Feel free to message me if you have any ideas.


Thanks
Sail it down to Botany Bay, Taren Point has Lewis's or on round to Kogarah bay. Quite a few from the harbour do it this way so it is apparently cost effective.
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Re: Cheap way to get 22ft keeler out of water in Sydney? trailer, public slip??

Dynamite might be the best option! I haven't really found any affordable options. Thanks for the suggestions! Cheapest quote I've had is $1350 and I may have to bite the bullet on it. Kind of annoying when it's such a small cheap boat.

The only other thing I can think of is hiring a trailer for a keel yacht but I haven't been able to find one. If anyone has any ideas on this please let me know.

I did careen my old boat in Pittwater once. I put down a plastic sheet and was very careful... Not sure there is anywhere in the harbour you can do this. I tried to find out what the legistlation on careening was but was unable to find it. I'd appreciate if someone could let me know what it is.

Ann, slipway or travel lift. Really I'm just looking for an affordable option to keep sailing.


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Re: Cheap way to get 22ft keeler out of water in Sydney? trailer, public slip??

Obviously the least expensive means would be to borrow or rent or even buy a suitable trailer, and then use a launching ramp somewhere convenient to you.

If the time pressure is not too great, you might print out some ads looking for a rental/borrowable trailer. Yacht clubs and many other places support bulletin boards for posting such ads. You could try Sydney Afloat or even here on CF.

1350 dollars to slip a 22 foot boat is outta sight. A less handy option is to sail to Tassie... lots of small clubs there with very inexpensive slipways... likely about 50 bucks for your boat. Last year we were on the hard for two full days and our yard bill was 170 dollars, and that's for a 46 footer!

Another thought is that for the 1350 you could likely buy a decent trailer which would work for many years (if you had a place to store it).

Don't give up... there must be a better thing than the extortionate rates of the Sydney slipways!

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