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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:19 am 
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I'm getting a beach mast-up spot here at Eagle Creek in Indianapolis and have a question about storage. Is it a bad idea to leave my boat on the cat trax for a long time? I wonder if the single point loading is too much or if the boat will be too unstable when it is tilted up on the cat trax. Any thoughts or experience with this?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:14 am 
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Sitting high would allow wind under and possibly exacerbate storm issues. I would slide the trax up close to the bow at the least. Spreads the load better too.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:27 am 
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That's what I was thinking but then it's difficult to push the cat trax up under the boat when I'm solo sailing.

Maybe I need to make some PVC pipe rollers to move the 10' to the water.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:08 am 
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PurdueZach wrote:
That's what I was thinking but then it's difficult to push the cat trax up under the boat when I'm solo sailing.

Maybe I need to make some PVC pipe rollers to move the 10' to the water.


Craddles make it much easier to push or pull wheels under boat. It also aids in the wheels staying in place while under the hulls !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:06 am 
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Take the boat off the wheels, plant an anchor in the sand under each beam and tie it down. If (when) your boat flips it will damage not only yours but the one parked next to you as well. I can't tell you how many unsecured boats I've seen destroyed by violent wind storms.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:21 am 
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Thanks guys. I'll get some PVC pipes to slide the boat down to the water and back. I'm going to make a PVC ladder like this Image


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