Topic : Chipstow to Winder courier required

If there are any road legal students out there who would like to earn some cash delivering two masts to Winder boats from Chipstow this weekend (CM11 1QF to BD21 1PW), then drop me an email.

Posted: 23/02/2009 15:15:43
By: Alex
Hi Alex
We use a guy called Tony who does all of our mast and boat transports, he may not be able to help this weekend but a number worth keeping just in case, most people will know him as he takes lots of classes to there Championships on a low loader. His mobile number is 07860 221923.

Posted: 23/02/2009 16:25:02
By: Craig
Had simmilar problem getting our mast to Winders so collected it Sunday from Tamesis and will drop it off at Winders Thursday fuel approx  20% of the courier cost and gave us peace of mind . We did not want to risk damage to the mast and the headache of getting it sorted .Did not think of the student option !

Posted: 23/02/2009 16:45:27
By: Jeremy C
All sorted, Matty Mee to the rescue

Posted: 23/02/2009 17:51:06
By: Alex
Students!!! Ok, still need a courier, any volunteers/ideas.

Posted: 24/02/2009 10:21:01
By: Alex
It is a tricky one couriers need a lorry not a van to transport a mast hence the cost and given its carbon it is  more likely to get damaged hence our trip to collect our mast and get it to Winders safely. Alex If only you had posted your request a week earlier we could have obliged .......

Posted: 24/02/2009 11:45:25
By: Jeremy C
If you have a ice long estate car it could be starpped to a roof rack. I did this with a Merlin mast collected from Farnham and drove to Sussex Via M25/M23 and similarly from Shoreham up to Sussex via A23, passed Police on M25 and never got pulled so must have been OK. As long as the tail has something hi vis attached can't see it being an issue. 

There was a thread on just this subject a while back.

Posted: 24/02/2009 13:22:55
By: Richard Battey
"nice". Got a dodgy N on me keeboard!

Posted: 24/02/2009 13:23:33
By: Richard Battey
Did exactly what Richard describes you are allowed 4ft overhang each end . So on our estate car overhangs about 4ft at the back and 2ft at the front also tied front to rariator grill and got home in same time as going but car did 3mpg less mast travelled well and did not flex at front - so a small price to pay for peace of mind .

Posted: 24/02/2009 13:42:22
By: Jeremy C
You shouldn't get any flex as the mast is a nice aero dyamic shape, like an arrow from a bow.

Posted: 24/02/2009 13:56:16
By: Richard Battey
I think the regulations are
1 mtr over hange is OK
1 mtr - 2 mtr requires clearly marked, e,g, Flag
2mtrs - 3.05 mtrs requires a board (triangle) and lights
over 3.05 is classed as abnormal and requires police notification.

My car is about 5 mtrs, my mast is something like 6,5 mtrs. I have taken masts back and for to Chiptow and Beer many time on the roof bars, with no problems.

Posted: 24/02/2009 16:07:13
By: AlanF
Guys, thanks for useful tips but we’re moving off the point a little. 

It’s not that I haven’t a car to tow the masts up, it’s that sadly I do not have the time. It is a complete logistic impossibility for me to get masts from Jacko’s to Winder before the Dinghy Show, hence if there are any students out there who’d like to earn some extra pocket money then drop me an email.

Posted: 24/02/2009 17:26:49
By: Alex
alex i can do it saturday if you're stuck.

check your mail.

Posted: 25/02/2009 19:04:07
By: Chris M


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