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Todd j

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Port orford launch
« on: April 30, 2021, 03:36:28 PM »
Is this doable with the GA design?
https://youtu.be/xrgMnng0SZ4

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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 04:35:21 PM »

Sure ... but with slings under the boat instead of with permanent chain plates.  Here ... like this vid:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnI1Yr1YPJM

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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 07:40:18 PM »
Both are interesting.  Port Orford is smack in the middle of a stretch with no place to put in.  Between Brandon and Brookings.  There is some great reefs out there.  It is home of live catch rockfish commercially. At Cape Blanco is the furthest west piece of dirt in the lower 48 for the trivia folks.

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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 09:33:34 PM »

Sure ... but with slings under the boat instead of with permanent chain plates.  Here ... like this vid:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnI1Yr1YPJM
When I bought my Grady White in Newport Beach I used this very system to put a Marlin 300 on my new trailer. They held it just above the trail while I adjusted my bunks to fit the boat. What an ordeal that was! The slings worked well
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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 09:46:45 PM »
“Basket” rigging a load I’ve spent nearly 3 years building gives me the willies!   I’m sure they have never dropped a boat.  Looks like you would a roller bunks to pull that off

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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2021, 09:09:34 AM »
“Basket” rigging a load I’ve spent nearly 3 years building gives me the willies!   I’m sure they have never dropped a boat.  Looks like you would a roller bunks to pull that off

They typically run the aft sling just ahead of the transom, and the second at about 2/3rds forward.  The places the CG halfway between the two on a well-designed boat.  It'll work fine on a Great Alaskan ... and if it's any comfort, the sheer structure on a GA is tough, noo problem with sling straps.  Finally, the monohedron hull (aft deadrise very similar to amidships deadrise) means the forward strap is very unlikely to slip forward ... deep-V 'warped' hulls (the most common glass boat design) is a lot worse and slings work fine with them too.  No worries...


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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 09:38:27 PM »
I believe you need to have fixed locations on your boat and you need your own rigging from the boat  to the crane hook. The Port lift operators have to approve the setup.
 Dose anyone recognize the boat I am posting. Hint, look at the home page.
 Brian can you give any history of the boat.

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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 09:48:27 PM »
I believe you need to have fixed locations on your boat and you need your own rigging from the boat  to the crane hook. The Port lift operators have to approve the setup.
 Dose anyone recognize the boat I am posting. Hint, look at the home page.
 Brian can you give any history of the boat.

Funny... I feel like I have seen a drawing of that boat somewhere... O.o

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Re: Port orford launch
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2021, 08:42:47 AM »
That's the Fiskare operating out of Newport, Oregon.  I believe 'Fiskare' is Swedish for "fisherman".  I like that boat and its styling provided some of the inspiration for the Kodiak's styling ... :D

If you look real closely at the Kodiak profile in the Kodiak Addendum, you'll see that "Fiskare" is the name that's on the side ... :)


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