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Old 21-03-2016, 19:19   #1
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Towing my sailboat

I have towed my 1981 Hunter 27ft sailboat 300 miles on its cradle on my flat bed trailer and I have to tow it another 200 to its home on superior. All the weight is sitting on the keel for the most part. I worry about it as I don't really know but is that fine? I see people talking about torqueing keel bolts. Is this something I should do?
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Old 21-03-2016, 19:52   #2
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Re: Towing my sailboat

The tow rig has springs to help cushion the road hash.
You could simply, check things out after it arrives.

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remember to take the mast down before leaving.............
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