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Roofbar separation for Laser

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Topic: Roofbar separation for Laser
Posted By: ColH
Subject: Roofbar separation for Laser
Date Posted: 17 Dec 16 at 7:05pm
Would welcome any helpful views on feasibility of car-topping a Laser when the roof bars are just 30" apart?
Ta



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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 17 Dec 16 at 7:28pm
Build a frame on the bars to spread the load? Make sure front and back ties are very firm, using the bars to stop sideways movement.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Topper 44496, Minisail 3131, Minisail 3446


Posted By: ColH
Date Posted: 17 Dec 16 at 7:31pm
Just to clarify - 30" between front and rear bars (I.e. longitudinally)

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Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 17 Dec 16 at 7:59pm
I don't think mine are any further apart than that, and I've carried it on them without problems.

Make sure that your front and back ties are good, but I'm sure you do that anyway!


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Peter
Ex Cont 707
Laser 189635
DY 59


Posted By: Paramedic
Date Posted: 17 Dec 16 at 8:57pm
Its further spread than a trolley/trailer :)


Posted By: ColH
Date Posted: 18 Dec 16 at 9:56am
Originally posted by PeterG

I don't think mine are any further apart than that, and I've carried it on them without problems.
Make sure that your front and back ties are good, but I'm sure you do that anyway!


Good ways to tie..? Especially at back. (In the old days, bumpers were separate bits of metal you could get a rope around - modern off-centre towing eyes not so ideal?)

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Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 18 Dec 16 at 10:16am
Originally posted by ColH

Originally posted by PeterG

I don't think mine are any further apart than that, and I've carried it on them without problems.
Make sure that your front and back ties are good, but I'm sure you do that anyway!


Good ways to tie..? Especially at back. (In the old days, bumpers were separate bits of metal you could get a rope around - modern off-centre towing eyes not so ideal?)

I have to use the, off centre, towing eye at the front. It's never been a problem - there's enough mainly forward pull there to stop a major disaster - though it might slew a bit if things loosened. At the back I have a removable tow hook, so I use the socket as the anchor point.


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Peter
Ex Cont 707
Laser 189635
DY 59


Posted By: piglet
Date Posted: 18 Dec 16 at 10:06pm
Other than the off centre tow hook there's always something to tie to.
In my van I tie through the plastic grille, not structural but enough to steady the boat. In the car I went to the trouble of fitting a Laser boom saddle to the underside of the bumper.
At the back I use the towbar, but I have used the rear wiper pivot in the past!



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