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    Default rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

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    Just got this picture from the farm where I keep the boat, have to go deal with this and more rain on the way. No report on damage but it should be okay.

    My fault, should have finished the mast crutch before sanding out the rudder.
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    Default Re: rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

    Are there cockpit scuppers?

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    Caught in the tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Caught in the tarp.
    Exactly, after a season of snow I suspect some stretch has happened.
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    I had the opposite effect when an undetected hole in the tarp let the bilge flood. 100yds down the road when I stopped at the red light all that water rushed forward and the tongue weight skyrocketed and snapped the bolts mounting the trailer hitch to the jeep's frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by switters View Post
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    Just got this picture from the farm where I keep the boat, have to go deal with this and more rain on the way. No report on damage but it should be okay.

    My fault, should have finished the mast crutch before sanding out the rudder.
    Take something to prop the trailer hitch in the air whilst you get the water out. You do not want it suddenly returning to level when you are leaning over the stern and skinning your shins whilst dropping the bow to the ground hard.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    My old San Juan 21 sank while on the trailer, as it was parked on an island in the California Delta that flooded one winter. After the water receded we had to pump and bail the boat out, then throw two lines over the branch of a huge oak tree to hoist it back straight on the trailer. DOH!
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    A few bricks or some cribbing braced under the trailer behind the axle will prevent that from happening and allow you to climb aboard into the cockpit without the need for the trailer to be hooked to the truck first.

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    Man, I hope your mast isn't bent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    I had the opposite effect when an undetected hole in the tarp let the bilge flood. 100yds down the road when I stopped at the red light all that water rushed forward and the tongue weight skyrocketed and snapped the bolts mounting the trailer hitch to the jeep's frame
    That's bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    A few bricks or some cribbing braced under the trailer behind the axle will prevent that from happening and allow you to climb aboard into the cockpit without the need for the trailer to be hooked to the truck first.

    Kevin

    Normally when I need to climb in and out I just back the truck up but I'm going to take your advice and make something a bit more permanent. When I was replacing the motor mount pad and had the tiny tohatsu on it was pretty tippy.

    Mast does not stick out the back so I should be okay there. My friend said he tipped it up and didn't see any damage, I'll be out later tonight to look.
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    Default Re: rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

    Either sort out a cover frame that will not allow it to pond, or go with it's natural state and leave it wheelied when you put it to bed.

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    Once the rear mast crutch gets finished the tarp will "tent" over the mast well for next winter. I should still get something under the back end though, probably just another sawhorse. Leaving it wheelied just strikes me as not right.

    Figment, dang, that one hurt.
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    Default Re: rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

    That looks self-bailing to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by switters View Post
    Leaving it wheelied just strikes me as not right.

    Figment, dang, that one hurt.
    It does look odd that way. On the plus side, ALL of the water is in one place. Even any rain that got past the tarp is right down in the back corner.
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    Default Re: rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

    Notwithstanding the issues with unplanned wheelies, she looks good. What design is she?

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    The bottom of the transom landed in soft mud, no damage. I found a stick of PVC in the shop and tented it up, and then added some cribbing under the boat behind the axle.

    The boat is a west wight potter 15.
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    Oh, good old west wight. I've read about them before. They look like really fun boats. Hope your tent and cribbing prevent any further surprises.

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    Didn't you do that on purpose so the grass could grow back under the trailer - you know, erosion control (my feeble attempt at humor, glad it's all working out for you )




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    Default Re: rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

    This sort of boat wheelie is common for Lasers, Force 5s, and Megabytes on a dolly, stored under tarp.
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    Marines shouldn't own sailboats...oh wait, we own 10....and we are qualified on Day Sailer wheelies, the drains plugged up with leaves.
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