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Removing RL24 from trailer on land
Anyone know if it is feasable to roll a rl24 off a trailer onto the ground so as to do some work on the trailer and hull of the boat is there a way to do this with out damage?
greg p16-Feb-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Removing RL24 from trailer on land
Greg,
I did this with my RL24 several years ago. It was surprisingly straight forward. Didn't need inflatable rollers - straight onto grass. Getting the boat back on the trailer was hard work on the winch - you leave the car in neutral, brake off and pull the trailer under the boat. Make sure everything is lined up straight before you get the boat on or off.
I removed the swing keel while it was off the trailer. Much harder than getting the boat on or off. You need a rope attached high on the mast to roll the boat sideways to remove the keel. The self righting capabilities of the RL24 make this much harder than you would think. The keel is VERY heavy and hard to move around.
Hope this helps,
Alex
RL24-253
Alex16-Feb-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Removing RL24 from trailer on land
I think I will give this a try. Just so I know how many mates to ask around for lunch, how many people did you have on hand to roll the RL over and remove the keel?
John20-Feb-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Removing RL24 from trailer on land
John,
I ended up disconnecting the trailer and attaching the rope to the towbar and using the car to roll it.....if you use mates, make sure you can tie the rope off against something when you are removing the keel - the boat will roll upright very quickly.
Alex
Alex23-Feb-2007    Edit    Delete 

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