- 16/12/2015 at 12:20 pm #20678
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.16/12/2015 at 5:07 pm #20679waypadParticipant
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 W705916/12/2015 at 7:30 pm #20680
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, Peter17/12/2015 at 9:51 pm #20683SwiebertjeParticipant
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.18/12/2015 at 8:49 am #20684
Thanks Swiebrtje, the WIT is a great source of info.18/12/2015 at 10:20 am #20687john1162Participant
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.18/12/2015 at 11:58 am #20688
Thanks John, message sent18/12/2015 at 11:01 pm #20690waypadParticipant
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.
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