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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:13 am 
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Landfill? Where do you live!?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Louisiana. I'm going to take it to the landfill if somebody doesn't give me a few hundred dollars for it. Just out of spite. It has a large crack through the rear cup holder where hurricane Gustav threw a tree across my other boat and destroyed it. This one had a branch on it that cracked it. Doesn't affect sailing other than letting a little water in the hull. I was going to try to fix it with a heat gun and some Hobie rod stock they sent me, but I can't find it now. There's no market for used sailboats where I live.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:27 am 
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Wow, I'm from New Orleans, still have lots of family there. Where are you?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:24 am 
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I'm in denham springs, just east of batonrouge. Lsu has a lake there, but the wind never blows there, except in march. The only other nearby body of water to sail in the is lake pontratrain. Lake pontratrain is dangerous for this little boat though, it is very unstable and flips easily.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:38 am 
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Madwand wrote:
Lake pontratrain is dangerous for this little boat though, it is very unstable and flips easily.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:28 pm 
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reconlon wrote:
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What does that mean? It's a 12' boat that's only 4' wide with twice the sail height of the TI...it's going to flip.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:46 pm 
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The idiot welder didn't make sure they were all level, so i need to wait for the boat to come in to see if it sits evenly or if I have to take the trailer back and get him to cut a leg shorter. He told me when I got there that he knew he did it wrong. Good work ethic says fix it before the customer sees it. I hate having to hire rednecks...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:02 am 
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Looks awful high for launching and loading.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:12 am 
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After seeing people throw it on the roof of their SUVs, I'm not worried about that little height. It's only about 3' off the ground. Most of the time I will be floating it off anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:44 am 
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You'll. Have to wade out pretty deep and lift very high to load it. Launching is less of a problem.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:55 am 
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I was talking about launching. To put it back on the trailer, as I said, you lift the front end three feet off the ground, then you go to the back and push. You shouldn't have to wade very far, because you can carry the boat almost completely out of the water before the back end bottoms out, without dragging it on the ground. So you have, what, a two foot distance to get behind it? If you've been out in the boat, you're soaking wet anyway...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:52 am 
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The Bravo is VERY light and balanced. I built my trailer with submersible lights, but I never go in deep enough to submerse the lights. I back it up to the water's edge, lift it off the trailer, and place it in the water. I can see how it would be a snap to launch from the trailer that Madwand is using. That's another great thing about the Bravo. The size, and balance, and ability to use two hands spread wide apart makes it VERY easy to manoeuvre from the trailer to the water and back.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:56 pm 
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A rigged TI weighs 200 lb. Lifting it 2' and dragging it across the cradles is going to be harder than you think. You're probably much younger and stronger than I.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:15 am 
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You mean like this? It goes back on the opposite way, I suppose. Is everyone else having difficulty putting their TI on a trailer? I don't get what's supposed to be so difficult about it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:52 am 
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I launch our TI from a 60cm high ledge (a wooden dockside) so with the trailer combined the TI needs to drop and be lifted vertically about 80cm each time we want to sail.

It's possible to do this by myself, but for confenience I added a winch to the trailer. Now I can winch the TI 70cm high and lift the last 10cm by hand (since the eye on the TI is on the top of the hull the leading edge of the boat catches the underside of my boatroller on the trailer...)

before the winch I needed to get on my knees, lift the tip of the hull onto the dock, stand up, lift the tip of the hull onto the trailer and slide it forward.
This is with the mast removed, but all other stuff still on the TI. The AMA's keep the boat stable while being lifted.

doable for me, but it may not me doable for other people :?

my launchsite (in winter while fishing :lol: ):
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