What is the purpose of the bungy straps on Flamingo Alan??
When I moved Moondarra (from Brinklow as well incidentally) I could not get forward gear with its Blackstone box, and was struggling in a F8 gale crosswind.
I eventually got back on the pontoon and phoned the owner He described how to get forward as "stick the handle in the bathroom!!!" - I then saw the long rubber protective strip along the back cabin roof.
thats the way !! Long arm required :-)
Chas (ex moondarra)