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by betsyderek
Wed 11 Jul 12, 17:35
Forum: General
Topic: Cradle measurements for DF1000
Replies: 0
Views: 6017

Cradle measurements for DF1000

Hi, I have seen a cradle drawing but can't seem to locate it. I want to truck a DF1000 and am worried about how it will be loaded without a cradle. If I had plans that I could get quotes from welders for it might be safer and cheaper.If I could load it on tires on the main hull centerline and straps...
by betsyderek
Sun 01 Jul 12, 1:54
Forum: General
Topic: Trailering DF 1000 width
Replies: 9
Views: 9127

Thanks, I can't prove with pictures that the damage was repaired by accepted methods unfortunately, so am worried to resell down the road a few years would be difficult. Too bad if the repair has been done well. Maybe some sort of xray system?
by betsyderek
Sat 30 Jun 12, 18:58
Forum: General
Topic: Trailering DF 1000 width
Replies: 9
Views: 9127

Thanks Larry, So do you think it could sit on its bottom with the load spread the length of the main hull and some supports on those four points. By ship to Canada from LA to Canada is over $11,000. I also have great pictures of the damage for any potential buyers curious now or in the future that I...
by betsyderek
Thu 28 Jun 12, 3:58
Forum: General
Topic: Trailering DF 1000 width
Replies: 9
Views: 9127

Thanks, From comments the current and wind are usually against you so most people go 1200 nm offshore like the clipper ships or goto Hawaii. A cradle would be the answer and could be put on a trailer later to store it. I didn't really understand the drawings from Finland.
by betsyderek
Wed 27 Jun 12, 20:33
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: CAD drawings available now
Replies: 11
Views: 11985

Dimensions to give trucker to support DF1000 for transport

Hi , I am looking to find drawings and measurements how to support the boat for trucking.No cradle. Is just the main hull under the centerboard box and under the Aka supports enough or do the amas also need support. It will travel about 1500nm. Is Associated trucking in Washington state the people t...
by betsyderek
Tue 26 Jun 12, 22:42
Forum: General
Topic: Trailering DF 1000 width
Replies: 9
Views: 9127

Trailering DF 1000 width

Hi What is the best way to make a DF1000 more narrow for trailering from L.A. to Canada ? I think 12 ft 4 in. requires a permit and perhaps a chase car. I am thinking that if I could take one ama off and the akas maybe it would make it more legal to be trucked and thus Cheaper in cost.Is this a bad ...
by betsyderek
Tue 19 Jun 12, 21:00
Forum: DF1000 General Topics
Topic: Gori propeller questions
Replies: 5
Views: 10084

Damaged boat in Marina Del Rey

Hi Steve, I found out the story from the people who auctioned the boat off as an insurance write off. Yes big holes. I will measure the mast tomorrow when we fly down to see it, but somewhere I saw it supposedly had the taller mast. Hopefully it rotates also. It is aluminum. Is there anything else I...
by betsyderek
Tue 19 Jun 12, 20:48
Forum: DF1000 Rig/Sails
Topic: Updated rig for square top main sail
Replies: 4
Views: 9213

different mast heights on the DF 1000

Hi Mike, I see a standard 14.1m mast height and later an optional taller one but can't find the measurements. I am going to look at one tomorrow and will measure. I certainly would like the taller one. Can they all be made to rotate ?
Thanks Derek
by betsyderek
Sat 09 Jun 12, 18:02
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping by Container from the Med to Noth America
Replies: 4
Views: 6471

Shipping by Container from the Med to Noth America

Hi, Does anyone have knowledge of who is best and economical to ship a DF 1000 by container from the Med to N.A. ? I am thinking if I bought one there sailed Turkey, Croatia etc then shipped by container. The mast is I think 45ft or 50ft.Thanks Derek
by betsyderek
Sat 09 Jun 12, 17:30
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

Hi Ted, How can I contact you ? Please send any info you have. Thanks
Derek
by betsyderek
Fri 08 Jun 12, 19:36
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

Great Steve, My email is betsyderek@gmail.com My feeling is for the next owner whether me or not and for the boat the whole story need to be known and could save lives or a desperate situation if facts are hidden I wonder about stress to the beams and attachment points as well if it was being pounde...
by betsyderek
Fri 08 Jun 12, 7:56
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

Hi again Steve, I am thinking that if the owner is willing to show me all the damage photos and insurance report, then with a thorough out of water survey by a surveyor of my choice perhaps I can still end up with this boat. Do you still have those pics of the damage and/or the email of the previous...
by betsyderek
Wed 06 Jun 12, 21:58
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

Thanks very much Steve. The broker either doesn't know or isn't telling. The owner isn't saying much either. With the new engine it leads me to think it was full of water for a good period of time. Darn it would be a perfect boat for me. Derek
by betsyderek
Wed 06 Jun 12, 17:18
Forum: General
Topic: sunken DF california
Replies: 11
Views: 11132

sunken DF california

Hi, I am looking at a DF1000 for sale in L.A. The present owner says a rock put a hole in the main hull and about 2 ft of water got in the boat. It has a new engine and some wiring , but the in water survey doesn't mention the accident or damage and is conflicting in its report.It is supposed to hav...
by betsyderek
Wed 06 Jun 12, 2:00
Forum: Motor/Equipment/Electrics issues concerning all DFs
Topic: Time to replace your through-hull fittings?
Replies: 4
Views: 6497

Thru hulls

Hi, I just read the web site on brass thru hulls that are often sold as bronze. What has been your experience with the dragonfly thruhulls ? I just read a survey with a scratch test being OK but the article and pictures show that that is not a reliable test. Should we change to Marelon ????