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  • #20678
    PeterW3035
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    I’m planning to trail and sail next year rather than being club based and plan to upgrade my trailing & launching kit. Does anyone have any photos of the following:

    Trolley docking arms (as I may be recovering single handed)

    Trailer lighting board & mast support for transome

    I can always cobble something together but it would be good to see any tried and tested methods…..

    PS. If anyone fancies meeting up for a sail somewhere on the South Coast next year let me know.

     

    #20679
    waypad
    Participant

    Hello Peter,
    Have never seen the need for “arms,” as a steady pull with the painter
    seems to line the boat up well enough to settle down on the trolley.

    I sail in the Penzance area and Helford river and thereabouts. If you venture this way I would be happy to sail in company.
    Regards, pete W7059

    #20680
    PeterW3035
    Participant

    That’s interesting, on a fairly steep slipway at my sailing club docking arms would be a benefit. Certainly my expectation is that single handing they will be invaluable. I’ve sailed on the Helford a couple of times and will bear that in mind if I’m ever in Cornwall,

    Thanks for the offer, Peter

     

    #20683
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    Here is a picture of a lighting board support and mast support made from two left over plywood planks and an original Wayfarer pintel and gudgeon.

     

    #20684
    PeterW3035
    Participant

    Thanks Swiebrtje, the WIT is a great source of info.

    #20687
    john1162
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    Well I took a picture of my docking arms but was foiled when trying to put it here!  PM me and I will send it to you.

    I find docking arms very useful especially in the muddy waters at Brancaster and the peaty water of my sailing club.  They make single handed recovery much easier.

    #20688
    PeterW3035
    Participant

    Thanks John, message sent

     

    #20690
    waypad
    Participant

    Maybe I should review my reluctance to employ docking arms. So far I have managed quite well, but I can imagine that in foul weather and slippery shore conditions things may get problematic. Should have given this some consideration before I sent my new DIY trolley to be galvanized. However, I hope I can wangle something without any drilling.
    Pete

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