[Public-List] Sling points for haul out (& boat #102)

Brian Zinser bzinser at lssu.edu
Sun Aug 24 06:43:38 PDT 2008

Based on info from an A37 owner in my yard, putting the sling behind 
the rudder will work but puts a lot of pressure on (I'm searching for 
the right word) the hull.  I have an older hull and believe that it is 
over-built enough that it could handle the load for a short period of 
time.  However, if I was going to have the boat in the sling for an 
extended period, I would put the sling just forward of the rudder on 
the keel.  Just remember, if you put the sling on the keel, make sure 
you have an extra piece of lumber to put down before you drop the keel 
or you'll never get the sling off.

Brian Zinser

Randy Katz wrote:

>Sling points for haul out 
>Greetings, All,
>For the first time my yard (Colony Wharf, Bellingham, WA.) arranged
>     slings with one fwd and one right BEHIND the rudder-- faster and
>     easier and keeps the boat more level. It seemed to work fine
>     coming and going.
>     Any thoughts about this?  Bad idea?
>  Many thanks,
>Randy Katz
>Seattle, Bellingham, WA. 
>PS Came across A-30 #102, owned since 1980/81 by "John" (darn it,
>didn't get his last name) out of Canoe Cove, north of Victoria, BC. We
>had a nice chat in James Bay, Prevost Island. John said his boat
>("Olympus") was the first A-30 brought to the west coast, to
>Vancouver. It was used for showcasing A-30s and was entered in a
>number of races-- "for advertising" was how John put it.
>John's not on the email list but has happily cruised the Gulf Islands,
>     BC. for these last 25 years or so.
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Brian A. Zinser
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Lake Superior State University
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Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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