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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:58 pm 
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I'm sure that the answer to my question already exists but I'm going to ask anyway. I'm going to be rigging up a trailer for my wave first on a 6x8 utility trailer then replacing it with a better setup later on (I need my trailer back at some point). The issue I'm running into on both concepts is how to transport the mast. On the way home the first time, I just put it on top of the boat (it cleared my truck bed) but she started to flex BAD. Then I stopped and picked up a 2x4 and strapped it on as a splint of sorts but I was still unhappy with the amount of flex I was seeing in the rear view. I plan on rigging her up at an angle for future trips however, I was wondering if there is some magic angle/distance between support points/amount of overhang front and rear that I should aim for. Tia.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:19 am 
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Nearly the distance of the crossbars. Just narrower works.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:19 pm 
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I am new to this as well. Are you transporting the mast disassembled into two pieces? Then it is about the length of the hulls.

Also, with a short utility trailer, it may be difficult to position the boat to provide sufficient trailer tongue weight needed to prevent fishtailing when towing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:55 am 
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I havent had any issues with towing, no. I was convinced about dismantling the mast but when I brought it up to my dad (we bought the boat together) he said he was worried about it. I figure if the plastic is too brittle to survive being dismantled, it wouldnt have survived on the lake.


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