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    wismerhell Guest

    Question Sailbox

    Ian gave me lots of info on how-to make/build a sailbox...
    But I'd like to have a few dimensions if possible...
    What are you thoughts?

    Sailbox for IOM rigs


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    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    New Zealand

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    Ask no more!!!!

    I would just check your overall mast length including the crane. But it suits my masts which are keel stepped.

    "With age comes wisdom .... and with wisdom comes the knowing when to avoid perfection!"

    PS Here's the perfection.

    Along the 520 mm side of one half of the box there are 3 string loops to attach the jib swivel hooks.
    From the top are 3 strings with bowsies for the jib mast hooks.

    In the top half of the box are 3 sets of clips to hold the 3 masts.

    Here's the wisdow now, I can not remeber the correct name of the clips, there are a u shape stsinless clip with a screw hold at the bottom of the U.

    "Thats not wisdow thats old age" yes but you meet a lot of nice people everyday!!!!!!

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    wismerhell Guest

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    thanks a lot...will be done as soon as i recover from my broken thumb...


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    If you plan on travelling (shipping) your sail box, you might consider making it out of aluminum. My IOM rig box got stepped on in a truck (they put it flat on the bottom of a stack) and ruined 6 or 7 rigs. I had a box similar in dimensions to yours made of aluminum and it frustrates them to no end - plenty of scratches and dings but perfect rigs after dozens of shipping episodes! Cost a few hundred bucks, but what's a rig worth?

    For shipping boats, consider a piece of PVC culvert. It's a double walled black ABS tube; smooth on the inside, corrugated on the outside. When I bought mine I asked the pipe guy how strong it was and he smashed on it with a forklift without even a scratch. Make some ends and support the boat inside with a couple of foam discs cut out to the contours of the boat and bingo - a bombproof shipping box (stronger and cheaper than Sonotubes and waterproof to boot).
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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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    This question has to do with the PVC pipe for storage of boat, great idea and I have a piece in my back yard. The question I have did you cut it in half so iti opens or do you just put the boat in from one end?

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    I was thinking of trying one (boat carry/shipping tube).

    My idea was to have two tubes, so one would slip inside the other. Can't think of a good example, but I'm sure there's one somewhere. The inside tube would have the top cut out of a section in the middle, so the boat would drop into a cradle, then the tube slips inside the other, for "double strength?" Both ends of the inside tube should be closed, or opposite ends of both tubes, but I don't have a preference.

    The only problem is to find the tubes with the right sizes. I had even thought of splitting one tube and inserting a spacer down the length to make it just big enough to fit the smaller tube.

    Also you'll need to figure out a way to lock the tubes for security.

    I suppose you could even get the rig unside, if it was long enough?

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