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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:03 am 
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I'm not sure why you'd want to risk leaving the rudders on while trailering. It takes very little time and effort to get them on and off. The idea of stripping the pintle and gudgeon screws out of the hull, or vibrating loose the bolts holding the rudders in their stocks from the much greater jolting around the rudders get on the roadways is enough to scare me off. Perhaps my experience with trailering with the Bob on the mast scared me...

Just in case you're thinking also about leaving the Bob on the end of the mast while trailering: I broke two sets of Bob mast-top brackets before I finally gave up. With the first set, one bracket was sheared all the way off and the other was hanging by a thread when I found it. I came very close to leaving a bouncing Bob on the highway. After I replaced them the second time, I got into the habit of taking the Bob off before trailering. I've since put seven seasons of sailing on the last set of brackets, with no signs of cracks or stress.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:52 am 
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Again, I have always taken the rudders off for reasons stated by others in this thread but I have never removed the mast bob. Never had a problem with it and the brackets show no signs of wear. Trailering for me is about 15-20 times per season about 150 miles round trip each time.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:24 am 
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KeithB wrote:
Again, I have always taken the rudders off for reasons stated by others in this thread but I have never removed the mast bob. Never had a problem with it and the brackets show no signs of wear. Trailering for me is about 15-20 times per season about 150 miles round trip each time.


Keith how do you set the mast for trailering? Do you put the bob on the main tramp and the base of the mast over the car the opposite?. Do you have a picture? Thank you!


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