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RE: What do you use for tiedowns?




For a tie-down at the stern I use about a 5/8 inch rope, doubled up, tied
from the trailer frame up around the back of the main winches.  I figure if
there's more force than that will hold, the whole rig is going anyway.

At the bow I have a 2 1/2 inch (or thereabouts) nylon strap, similar to a
seat belt, from the winch backed up with a fairly hefty safety chain.  One
problem I have with the nylon strap is when I pull the boat and trailer up
the launch ramp, the nylon tightens up an inch or so allowing the boat to
move back a bit.  I'm looking at rigging up a substantial turnbuckle or
something so I can snug it up good and tight at the bow with something that
has no give.

To support the mast I made up two wooden supports using 2x4's with carpeting
in critcal areas to proect the finish. One support sits on the pulpit and
the second on the cabin top.  At the stern, I attach the mast to the pushpit
(well padded of course).

Cheers,
Ralph Fuchs
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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[mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Nystuen, Erik
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Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 9:35 AM
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Subject: What do you use for tiedowns?




Morning,

Took delivery of a tandem axel trailer and have arranged the bunks so as to
hopefully support the hull properly. I have removed everything from her less
the outboard, fuel and battery so that she is as light as possible on the
trailer (still will be 3200+).  As she has a fixed winged keel she draws 34"
to the bottom of the keel and 36" to the bottom of the rudder. So she will
be sitting rather high compared to other SJ23's.  With the wing on the keel
I don't have side bunks, and will have to build them later as I'll have to
just use tie straps horizontally for this trip home.

On to the question at hand though. What do you use for tiedowns holding the
rear to the trailer?  I figure I can use an additional tiedown on the front
from the hoop to the trailer chassis.

Another question is:

How do you support your mast?  Wood block with carpet front and aft over the
railings and something in the middle to mitigate springing?

Thanks in advance

Erik
SJ 23 1988

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