Topic: Boat Height
I was doodling a trailer for my Contessa and wondered about how tall the boat is from the highest point on deck (pulpit or cabin-top) to the bottom of the keel. I ask because I wondered if it were possible to fit a Contessa inside a hi-cube shipping container:
Contessa / Container
Length: 26' (say 30+ for trailer and mast) / inside length 39' 5"
Beam: 7' 6" (hull) / 7' 8" inside door and inside width
Height: ??? / 8'6" inside door and 8' 10" inside container
It probably would not work in an enclosed container but there are examples of open-top 40' containers. If one were building a trailer from scratch it might make sense to constrain the overall width to that of the boat so that the option to containerize the rig might be available.
Anyway, this is just a doodle.
If someone finds a sturdy and inexpensive trailer suitable for a Contessa let me know.