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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Volvo wagon comes with a middle fold down seat for skis. It also has a "moon roof" that opens. I used it for the mast of my West Wight Potter once.
    Doesn't use of the Volvo require buy-in from the VOR? How long was the Potter mast?

    My own VOR doesn't know yet about the pending arrival of a much larger boat part. I just told her the whisker pole pole hanging from the garage ceiling would soon be replaced by "another spar." The replacement spar will span all three bays in the garage.
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    The potter mast was 15' ish. Or tie onto the roof rack.

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    My wife's grandpa used to sling 21' sections of pipe under his car on center, to bring them home.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds like renting a stake truck offers the fewest chances for disaster - thanks Greg. Currently, the mast is firmly lashed to the edge of the dock alongside Surprise! as she awaits further treatments at Easom's Boat Spa.

    I saw Dazzler yesterday, who suggested that sailing the boat to Benicia for off-loading was the obvious solution. BTW, Cloud has new Awlgrip topsides. Any guesses on the color?

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    Depending on your vehicular inventory, a trailer does a good job of protecting the trailing end of a mast and the leading edge can overhang the tow vehicle. That worked for Lightning sailboat with 5-6 feet of overhang. Other trailers can be modified for the same result. I always found trailers to be cheaper than trucks. Maybe, an open u-haul trailer can do the trick. Just a suggestion.

    Ants

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    Thanks Ants.

    Our vehicular inventory consists of two Insights and a Prius, no tow vehicles. But it's a tough little carbon-fiber spar. I think it can survive the trip in a truck.

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    "Honey, what's in that big truck outside?" "It's just a spar Dear."

    Big thanks to Jonathan, who took a break from his DDR prep to help carry it up to the truck without spearing someone. And to Thom Davis (a former SH Farallones overall winner, and my neighbor) for help on the Benicia end.

    Speaking of the DDR, this was about the worst possible day to drive into RYC in a 24' stake truck and expect to be able to turn around and get back out. Great planning, Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    ... this was about the worst possible day to drive into RYC in a 24' stake truck and expect to be able to turn around and get back out. Great planning, Bob!
    Hahaha! I’m sorry I missed that!

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    Once I came close to buying a 28 foot mast from a guy near Santa Barbara....until I thought about what it would take/cost to get it up to the Bay Area. NICE...that it fit in the truck!
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