Re: [bolger] Re: PCB's Reputation(trailing)
- I have a 2500lb powerboat. I can say that there are
times when I would like to take it out but the hassle
of launching at the ramp then coming back and cleaning
it and flushing the engine (saltwater around here)
keeps me from doing so. I think I'm going to downsize
this spring to something like diablo or Michalak QT
skiff because I can launch them off of the causeway
that we have here with no ramp.
A Kevlar canoe that would fit my whole family (2
adults, 2 kids) and a small outboard would be nice.
Or perhaps a Gheenoe......
Anyway, trailering is ok if you are going for the
whole day but for just an hour or two, it is not worth
the effort. Maybe I'm just lazy...
> Here is what the Master has to say about trailer__________________________________
> "Massive trailers, powerful tow cars and steep
> launching ramps are
> more satisfying in imagination than reality. The
> amount of use a
> trailer boat yields is in inverse proportion to the
> captial tied up,
> and the overambitious boat nags at her owners when
> they're tired of
> the mental and physical effort her use demands"
> BWAOM Page 247
> Of course some are up to the challenge more than
> others:-) Would I -
> on the spur of the moment - take a 2500 pound boat
> out to the lake
> and bring it back again just to go sailing for an
> hour or two? Not
> very often!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hal <hal@c...> wrote:
> > On Dec 1, 2003, at 1:30 PM, pvanderwaart wrote:
> > >>> any boat over 1000lbs is marginal for a
> > >>> launch-for-every-sail proposition.
> > >
> > >> I think most power boaters will find your
> opinion very
> > >> conservative.
> > >
> > > I agree both that my opinions are conservative,
> and that my
> > > was based on sailboat thinking.
> > You have me wondering! You are not the first to
> > the ~1000LB tow limit. I have had the same
> response on
> > other groups, typically but not always sail
> boaters. What
> > happens when a sail boat gets heavier than
> > Draft, rigging complexity, or what? Or do sail
> > just prefer smaller tow vehicles than we power
> > Do slimey salt water boat ramps have anything to
> do with
> > it?
> > hal
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- --- "antec007" <pateson@c...> wrote:
> [slot top cover could be a]A good idea, until the rainy day
> ...pram type boat that would be
> a water tight cover and
> also serve as a dinghy.
when you want to *use* the dinghy.
I suppose you could drape a tarp
over the slot on those rainy days.