New C22 Owner (Trailer Question)

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Capt. Ray
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New C22 Owner (Trailer Question)

Postby Capt. Ray » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:46 am

I brought her home a few weeks ago.
I am new to Sailing. I have not Sailed her Yet. But I have made a Mast raising system one person can handle , sealed a leak where water was coming in the aft compartment when I would put her in the water, made some guides to center the boat when putting her on the trailer and checked out the outboard around the lake :) .

I do have a Question. When trailering should you let some of the psi off the keel onto the trailer? Maybe add a roller? I have been running mine with the keel all the way up during transport. (factory trailer)

This all started with a 12' Snark this spring. I had no idea the enjoyment there is in this hobby.


This is a great forum. It led me to the C22. I have read so much good info on the C22 and 26. Thank You.
Ray

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Re: New C22 Owner (Trailer Question)

Postby Mario G » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:58 am

I do have a Question. When trailering should you let some of the psi off the keel onto the trailer? Maybe add a roller? I have been running mine with the keel all the way up during transport. (factory trailer)


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Yes it not only will make it more stable but take pressure off the hull.

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Postby EmergencyExit » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:36 am

Welcome aboard Capt Ray ! Letting the weight of the keel rest on the trailer also will take the strain off your winch and cable..

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Postby lecker68 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:20 pm

Ditto you want the keel on the trailer you do not want the weight bouncing on the hull and winch and cable.
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