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Old 11-05-2022, 13:45   #1
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Haulout in Chile

When Alwoplast closed it's doors in December, 2019, the options for hauling a multi in South America became few to none. Good news, however. The Club de Yates in Valdivia will be leasing the property and plan to repair the docks and open the facility to yachts within the next 3 months. The travelift will be operational. I'm not sure of the beam limit, but it was used to launch Chris White cats and had no problem with our 26' beam. There will also be a rental house for the use of tenants. This is good news for anyone headed to Chile and the Club de Yates is a very safe, friendly and economical place to leave a boat. Unfortunately, the hull and deck molds for the CW Atlantics will likely be chopped up and hauled away unless anyone cares to come and get them.

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Old 11-05-2022, 14:11   #2
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Re: Haulout in Chile

Hello Mike, that sounds like good news.
They can lift cats here in Puerto Lucia, Ecuador, but not with the travel lift which is 50 tons but too narrow.
They brought in a shoreside crane to lift a 45 foot cat last week, it had arrived with saildrive issues.
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Re: Haulout in Chile

Destroying those molds would be a crime.

I presume there is no market for those Atlantics?
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Old 21-05-2022, 16:53   #4
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Oh, I think there's a market for the Atlantics. the problem is that there is no builder in Valdivia and perhaps anywhere that wants the business enough to justify moving and paying for the molds.
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