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Old 07-11-2017, 05:05   #1
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Arrg! Indonesian log vs. Boat, log wins. Need haulout reccomendations!

Just arrived in Sorong, Indonesia today. Unfortunately on our sail here from Vanimo PNG, we hit a log (at night, purposefully slowing down in case we whacked anything- guess not enough!), and have bent our prop strut. Also bent/broke a couple of engine mounts. But the strut is the real issue that will require us to get hauled out.

So... anyone have any recommendations on a facility that can haul a 48' cat with a 26' beam? Best option I can come up with so far is some of the facilities in Darwin, specifically looking at Spot on Marine in Fannie Bay.

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Here's an update after doing some research over the past week for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation:


Haulout facitilties in Sorong at present are a no go. The actually do have several slipways/ marine railways that could handle us, but they are primarily used by the large fishing boats and live aboard schooners. They wanted upwards of $8000 AUD just to lift up and down (we didn't even bother to ask about the daily rate). That being said, there is a local cruisers marina (Helena Marina) that is in the process of building a ramp and a rolling submersible cradle that will be able to haul most cruising boats (cats too!). Completion of that project is still a few months away, so not viable for us. Contact the very helpful and pleasant Wick Alliston (wick.eon@gmail.com) for details on the marina.


We also looked at the Philippines, and while that option might be OK for an in the water refit, we weren't able to find many places that could haul us out. We were also concerned about the degree of engineering competency we would find there, since we have to straighten struts and shafts.


No other options in Indonesia surfaced so we have decided to head to Darwin and use Spot On Marine. They have a rather new "Roodberg launch & recovery" trailer that should be able to lift us from the bridgedeck.


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Re: Arrg! Indonesian log vs. Boat, log wins. Need haulout reccomendations!

Matt,
Sorry to hear about your log strike damage.

I found your posts interesting.

Thanks for adding your follow up comment with the suggestions of possible haul outs in the area that could help a big cat.

Fair Winds!
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Re: Arrg! Indonesian log vs. Boat, log wins. Need haulout reccomendations!

I believe they have a trailer at Samal that could haul you out, just another option.
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Re: Arrg! Indonesian log vs. Boat, log wins. Need haulout reccomendations!

You are a cat, why can't you just dry out and do it?
How do the local phinnissi's do it?
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You are a cat, why can't you just dry out and do it?
How do the local phinnissi's do it?
Because the strut is glassed in, and not thru bolted. And if something bad happens structurally when we go to straighten it, I don't want to be in/near the water.
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Any updates?
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No updates yet. We received some info on shipyards and marine railways in Bitung, and are currently trying to see if it could work for us. We'll update the thread when we have more info.
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Re: Arrg! Indonesian log vs. Boat, log wins. Need haulout reccomendations!

For what its worth....here in Subic, all the large cats are lifted out by very large rail Crane at a place called Translift.
Australian owner of ship size machine and engineering company, so no shortage of expertise.

Also Kiwi company does fiberglass work there on site at their own workshop.
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Pelagic- Do you have an email for Translift? All I can find is a phone number....
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Pelagic- Do you have an email for Translift? All I can find is a phone number....
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For what its worth....here in Subic, all the large cats are lifted out by very large rail Crane at a place called Translift.
Australian owner of ship size machine and engineering company, so no shortage of expertise.

Also Kiwi company does fiberglass work there on site at their own workshop.
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Translift only lifts and store the boat.

Suggest you also contact Ray Wolfe,
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who is a licensed ABS Surveyor and has a small workshop marina at the other side of the large Subiv drydocks beside Translift.

He does a lot of work on cats
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This is photo of Ray's dock overlooking drydock and you can see large TRANSLIFT crane in background.

Other company Gecko Marine at same dock does large commercial to yacht conversions as you can see the big one beside my Stargazer
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