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  • I saw a video from JoyriderTV and seems they use car tires to keep boats off the sand. Anyone else do this?

    It would be for the Tornado on hot sand.

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • Ottawa river canada at my sailing club we store all our cats on tires winter and summer works rather well
  • Do you use two per hull?

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • Dumb question: what is benefit of on tires vs on dry sand? Avoid sand blasting lower hull on windy days???

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • Exchange scratches for black marks?

    Perhaps a little better load distribution to prevent point loading the hull.

    If you do use tires, probably a good idea to drill some drain holes in the bottom so they don’t become mosquito breeding grounds.....

    sm
  • The beaches at Wildwind in Vasiliki, Greece, (where the Joyrider TV vids are shot), consist of rocks and pebbles, not sand. I would imagine that is the reason for storing their boats on tires when they are on the beach.



    Edited by martyr on Mar 25, 2020 - 09:01 AM.

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 Redline Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • Yes 2 tires per pontoon and yes we cut holes in tires so water and mosquitos don't build up and yes we have a rocky shoreline hard on the feet and ankles
    but it is a beautiful site The ottawa river is approx 1 mile wide at our club great sailing spot you can get to aylmer marina and brittania yatch club on a good sailing day my nacra 5.2 gets treated the same as all the club boats I constantly mutter about the rocks but got to complain about something right!
  • Thanks guys!

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • Paint the tires white
    DogboyExchange scratches for black marks?

    Perhaps a little better load distribution to prevent point loading the hull.

    If you do use tires, probably a good idea to drill some drain holes in the bottom so they don’t become mosquito breeding grounds.....

    sm
  • catsailorYes 2 tires per pontoon

    Please call them hulls, not pontoons.
    We (you and I) are multihull sailors, not multipontoon sailors...
    Pontoon boats have stinky motors and propane bbq grills.
    icon_smile

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  • You are absolutley correct they are Hulls not pontoons what was I thinking
    Must be distracted nowadays wonder why? Hoping to be able to sail this summer right now in ontario Can. sailing clubs are closed not an essential service I might disagree possibly June to be able to sail hohum
  • klozhald
    catsailorYes 2 tires per pontoon

    Please call them hulls, not pontoons.
    We (you and I) are multihull sailors, not multipontoon sailors...
    Pontoon boats have stinky motors and propane bbq grills.
    icon_smile

    That is funny!

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • klozhald
    Please call them hulls, not pontoons.
    We (you and I) are multihull sailors, not multipontoon sailors...
    Pontoon boats have stinky motors and propane bbq grills.

    +1

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