- ... And even if it somehow got classified as a wide load , you could still get a permit for the 2x a year you need to trailer it. Problem is, those 8 areMessage 1 of 11 , Dec 8, 2011View SourceAnd even if it somehow got classified as a 'wide load', you could still get a permit for the 2x a year you need to trailer it.
>In my experience, the water=patrol deputies showed up at the appointed time, ask me how long it was, filled out the form and were gone. Less than 5 minutes. I had my 30-foot tape there, but they took my word for it. Length is all they were interested in and making sure it was a new build.
Problem is, those 8" are going to have to come out of the open floor space. The bunks are probably already as narrow as possible, so you probably can't shave much from their width.The floor is already obstructed by the centerboard case… cutting down the floorspace even more is going to make getting around the cabin a pain, I think.A flat bottom sailboat also uses the width it's bottom for stability. Cutting the width by 8" is going to have an effect on the boat's ability to stand up to the weather. Since the reduction comes at the point of maximum leverage, the effect might be surprisingly high.I'd say if you need a boat to be a certain width, you should choose one that fits your criteria, rather than cutting one down, but hey, that's just my opinion. It's your boat.-- John
- Message 2 of 11 , Dec 8, 2011View Source--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Brandon F" <brandonfordus@...> wrote:
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, matthew cook <cookmatt67@> wrote:
> > Im nt real concerned with the cops but here a homebuilt vessel must be inspected and certified by the state before a title will be issued, and i'm sure the deminsions are checked. If it werent for that i wouldn't alter it.
> > "Treat the earth well.
> > It was not given to you by your parents,
> > it was loaned to you by your children."
> > ...Native American Proverb
> In my experience, the water=patrol deputies showed up at the appointed time, ask me how long it was, filled out the form and were gone. Less than 5 minutes. I had my 30-foot tape there, but they took my word for it. Length is all they were interested in and making sure it was a new build.
>Thats good to hear, not sure what to do. i know i cant afford to pay for a boat sitting in a marina at $750.00 per month as was quoted to me by my countys municipal marina, and id hate to spend all this time and money on a boat that i cant use but once or twice a year due to moving it. perhaps i should just pull out Parker's sharpie book and forget about these atkins plans altogether..... just saw the "new sister" with a bit shorter beam and a trunk cabin and figured that it and the shoreliner sure do resemble "fat flattie" hulls to me...