Many Thanks for that valuable info, m8. I must admit the RAM mount system has a considerable amount of flexibility and adaptability due to their longevity in this business and also their acceptance in aviation, automotives, the military, and law enforcement. Considering how far that rig is pointed out beyond the center line of the boat, I'm very impressed.
On another note may I use this opportunity to announce this concept for the first time:
"The 2012 Tandem Island Charity Inside Passage Run"
(Port McNeil, Canada to Ketchikan, AK)
Possible boredom next summer?
Please consider getting involved in this amazing adventure...right now it is in it's early planning stages.
I plan to get connected with a new TI within the next few months to train with friends to aim for using 2 (or more) TIs up the inside passage from Port McNeil, Northern Vancouver Island, Canada to Ketchikan, AK up the Inside passage.
To make this trip as safe as possible we will be accompanied by my Bayliner, Cierra 26.5 as a 'Mother Ship' next summer.
I'm planing to do this for charity and help a number of my dear friends to solve their 'tax issues' to support us in this never done before adventure with these sailing vessels
The trip is over 500 miles with few 'tropical beaches and few settlements', (and hardly any anchorages.
Ergo the power cruiser will act as a floating anchorage to tie both TIs (or more) to in case of coastline and/or weather conditions.
The worst stretch is the Hecate Straights which is exposed to the full force of the North Pacific, quite shallow, as Haida Gwaiii (The Queen Charlotte Islands) act as a wicked Venturi to the prevailing winds. (Timing and patience will prevail as our ancestors used to have to wait out stormy weather as the norm.)
This incredible journey will require a number of hardy volunteers and I'm open to anyone's sincere interest in contributing either as an active participant or in the capacity as advisors/com support. Please also consider contributing to the very important reason for this journey:
"To make our World a better place by teaching our next generation in the applied use of all they will have left after we pass...alternative energy, Worldwide."
The Power cruiser is on a tandem trailer towed by a 3/4 ton Super Duty Diesel Ford, and will require a driver. All TIs will require cars to tow the trailers back to Port Hardy or Vancouver, BC for the return trip from AK.
Logistics will require a trip up the inside Passage via ferry from Port Hardy, BC Canada to Prince Rupert, BC, Canada. That trip alone is considered one of the most incredible ferry rides on this planet. Please let me know if you can help us achieve our lofty goals
Hey Life is short. Grab it by the jewels....before the sparkle fades......