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Front beam on my GBE is under SS straps.

I built a new beam my self, and then got it anodised. Sleeving the ends is a bitch.

When I say built, its not much more then a few holes and slots in an ali tube. Cant remember what it is, but there is better to use than stock std ali from ulrich.

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We could strip our GBE from sailing to being packed on a road trailer in about 45mins, lifting hulls on with the help of a bystander or 2. Pulling her apart on the beach always attracted a few spectators. That did involve beams and tramps off etc as you'd expect.

 

 

So yes it's not hard swapping beams etc.

 

That's an awesome story KM, so very Kiwi I love it. That's good news, sounds like a fairly easy thing to change out the front beam, so with bolts and fittings removed it simply slides out? Nothing else holds it in.

 

Cool I think I'll be able to just dry out at low tide, tie forestry off temporarily to a paddle crab and change it out.

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Front beam on my GBE is under SS straps.

I built a new beam my self, and then got it anodised. Sleeving the ends is a bitch.

When I say built, its not much more then a few holes and slots in an ali tube. Cant remember what it is, but there is better to use than stock std ali from ulrich.

Sleeving the ends?

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Putting a tube inside the beams for last 500mm or so to strengthen where it is clamped. I see the one on trademe has tubes, might not be required.

I sleeved the main beam ends and front beam ends on mine.

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