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I have started to now look at streakers and lighting 368,both lighter than a Solo. The lightnings centreboard looks a better bet for me than a daggerboard. 

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Mmm. Looks like the lightning rig may be nearly as low as the europe.


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Mate of mine used to roof rack a Fireball on his Dads Volvo estate !   As others have said, as long as the car and roof rack can take the load the biggest issue is needing 2 or 3 big strong types to lift it on and off.  For once/twice a season can't see why not, but high vehicles are really hard work. I used to roof rack a sailboard on an SUV and that was hard work, don't think I'd have tried to roof rack a dinghy.
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Originally posted by Late starter

Mate of mine used to roof rack a Fireball on his Dads Volvo estate !† †As others have said, as long as the car and roof rack can take the load the biggest issue is needing 2 or 3 big strong types to lift it on and off.† For once/twice a season can't see why not, but high vehicles are really hard work. I used to roof rack a sailboard on an SUV and that was hard work, don't think I'd have tried to roof rack a dinghy.


Ha ha. In my younger days, we used to stick my fireball on top of my dads vw camper.
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I would be temped to use this method even if there are two of you, especially if you are stretched with a heavier boat. You are only lifting half of the boat at a time and in a more controlled manner. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfA1OZvCbbY
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Originally posted by Peter Barton

I would be temped to use this method even if there are two of you, especially if you are stretched with a heavier boat. You are only lifting half of the boat at a time and in a more controlled manner. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfA1OZvCbbY

Our current method is to slide it off the trolley and stand it upright against the back of the berlingo on tyres (vertical), and then lift and slide face down. I can do it single handed with the Europe at a push. The main problem is the initial lift. It would probably be easier if it were initially a bit higher of the ground.

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Interesting video, I half remember some folk back in the day using a device that attached to the roof rack that the hull sort of slid on to effect something similar. Can't recall where they came from but I think they weren't that much different to something like this. Not that much different to the way the guy with the Aero loads his hull, but with something more substantial than a blanket to protect the car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykODnXHfuM4

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