A warm welcome to new members Anja and Christian Bubolz, from Hagen in Germany, who are newcomers to sailing and are also the proud new owners of a Privateer.
I have had a private email from them, but rather than my stealing their thunder by repeating that here I am inviting them to post to introduce themselves.
- If you end up doing a deal and wish to borrow my trailer, it is a de Graaf 2600/4 swing beam multi-roller trailer, about 3 years old, twin axle, rated for 2600 kg gross (c. 2 tons payload), which is ample for even my Privateer with her additional ballast and fully loaded for extended cruising.It is arguable excessive for a Privateer, but I was offered it second-hand and the price was right.Winches for hauling the boat on and also for hauling her off.And everything adjusted to accept a Privateer. straight on.Generally in excellent condition although I inadvertently failed to raise the jockey wheel when I set off for Pembrokeshire last month; discovered the problem within the first couple of miles, but by then I had already destroyed the wheel, so currently that still needs to be replaced.Otherwise all fully OK. Given reasonable notice I can either winch the boat off onto the ground or put her on a temporary mooring, to allow you to borrow the trailer if you need it.Oliver