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Old 18-04-2016, 14:03   #31
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Re: Sailboat as Cargo Carrier

obviously lower is better, however if it has to be on deck, don't forget to spread the load as much as possible and keep it near the CG of the boat. That much weight on deck is going to introduce a lot of extra roll so tie it down well, No such thing as overkill here.
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^^^^ "If you can't tie a knot..............












Tie a lot!"
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If the prevailing winds are good put it on the windward rail and haul up all your sails. 140 miles one tack, fast sail.


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Re: Sailboat as Cargo Carrier

Its a little off topic but this guy seems to have made a career out of it
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I'm in Phuket on the west coast right now.
i've been in phuket for years. deal with enough buttholes and your guaranteed a trip there
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Its a little off topic but this guy seems to have made a career out of it
look! that photo must have been taken from a satellite. i would love to see a similar photo taken of a boat sailing past Antarctica. in space, people in the southern hemisphere really are upside down!
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Old 18-04-2016, 19:30   #37
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Re: Sailboat as Cargo Carrier

Down in the cockpit would be better than up on the foredeck. I remember a boat which tried to bring six new crated 250 hp outboards on the deck from Langkawi to Phuket. The got busted by customs, and it did not go well.

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Disassemble and call it cruising spares .
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Beef up the dink and tow it. Heat shrink or shrink wrap. Might fit on floor and be low in the dingy.

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Re: Sailboat as Cargo Carrier

I have heard of things like this going bad, not necessarily real bad but bad enough that repairs and/or replacement of the cargo costs more than freight charges. I know everyone wants to save money but sometimes it's better to "ship it and forget it".

Back in the early 1980's a big storm, totally unforeseen and outta nowhere, popped up in the Gulf of Mexico. If I remember correctly it wasn't even storm season for the west coast of Florida. Battered a cruise ship so bad it was out of service for a couple of weeks being repaired (wonder what that cost them in lost revenue?). If something like that popped up on your "flat water 140nm cruise", and assuming you don't lose it over the side, the engine might be quite soaked with salt water.

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What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Sailboat as Cargo Carrier

Thanks, all, for the replies. Apologies for not responding sooner, but I was out sailing around the Andaman for the past 2 weeks. Whew, is it ever hot in Thailand during April! Doesn't help they're having the worst drought in 10+ years. Then again, if the weather holds, it'll be ideal for the next trip...

The engine delivery mission!

A sturdy wooden frame is being constructed to fit on the foredeck between the windlass and the v-berth hatch. This location was decided on because mounting the engine in the cockpit would have meant blocking access to the cockpit lockers. Access to those lockers is critical because that's how I get to the starboard side of the engine in case the impeller dies (or other things on that side of the engine bay decide to break).

Regarding the concerns pointed out in the thread... all noted. We're just going to have to do this thing and see how it turns out. I'll post an update when it's all over.
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