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Old 04-10-2015, 18:37   #1
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Plans for a yard trolley?

Does anyone have the plans for making a yard trolley for a 25 foot keelboat?

Boat is a Top Hat 25

Weight: 2,500 kg, 2.8 short tons.
Draft is 1.4 metres, 4.3 feet.

I have found various pictures of ones in use on the internet but was hoping to get a bit more detail such as what size steel work.

My boat is moored on a river which seriously floods every wet season so I am planning to pull the boat out rather than move it down river to a safer anchorage. Practically all the damage from the three years I have owned her has come from other boats dragging and smacking into mine.

Also I want to do work on her while she is out of the water.

Be pulling her out on private land so trailer will not be registered.

These Top Hats are trailer-sailer size apart from the deeper keel so I am thinking a yard trolley should not be too difficult to make.

So, any plans?

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Old 04-10-2015, 19:21   #2
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Re: Plans for a yard trolley?

Strange... right now we're in a motel overlooking the Port Orford dolly dock.

There has to be a design here you can use.

They all seem to use truck axles and timbers.
Fishermen are inventive.
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