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Old 03-17-2018, 04:20 PM   #21
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I'm not catching on and I haven't made the reason for my failure understood. The dinghy is 8 feet long, it's beam is 4 feet (IIRC) and it weighs ~105 pounds. It needs to be raised to 85 inches from the ground to rest on the rack. If you think the totem idea is still a possibility then please try to describe it differently.

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:Loading a small car topper with one person?? This should take you right to it I made mine as it was so simple to make but I had friends who helped, basically the upright pipe was in 2 Pcs. the bottom piece was bolted down to the hitch, so that when you hit rough road it did not jump up and out, you then attached the top piece to the Transom then lifted up the pipe sticking the pipe which is attached to the boat into the lower pipe on the hitch walk to the front of the boat lift it and walk around and put it on the one Piece Roof rack and there you have it now all you have to do is tie it down. I used to shove the oars into the side pivots that held the wall of the boat to the seat and rubber bungee into place. I fished every where doing this, BC, Alaska, Yukon, Norther Ontario, Saskatchewan, Always sleeping in side the camper and cooking on the tailgate until I got the Boler I mounted it from the front but worked the same way Transom to hitch lift and swing around and tie down. It is so simple once you see it so easy to build.
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Loading a small car topper with one person?? Here is example on back of truck. So simple but like this fellow one should also tie to front bumper area so boat does not slide around and the cross tie down does not come off. I just slapped a piece of rag under the rope so it did not cut into the hood of my vehicle.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:57 PM   #23
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I used to pick up my 65 lb. canoe and throw it up on my shoulders, walk it to the vehicle and toss it up on the rack. That's not happening any more at age 69. Even the pontoon boats are a struggle.
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:52 PM   #24
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Loading a small car topper with one person?? Here is example on back of truck. So simple but like this fellow one should also tie to front bumper area so boat does not slide around and the cross tie down does not come off. I just slapped a piece of rag under the rope so it did not cut into the hood of my vehicle.
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Many thanks. That looks possible if I didn't have to raise the boat 7 feet in the air. I'll have to think about that more.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:14 PM   #25
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I used to pick up my 65 lb. canoe and throw it up on my shoulders, walk it to the vehicle and toss it up on the rack. That's not happening any more at age 69. Even the pontoon boats are a struggle.
:Glenn my 12' aluminium boat weighed 121#'s, I made a jig for it similar to what they used for packing Canoes, found the balance point and attached it so I could carry it with my upper body parts. When I could I used the aired up rubber tires mounted onto the Transom and if not needed folded them back around to the inside of the boat. I'm soon to be 74 and I no longer have that kind of muscle or strength. Sold boats, Boat Trailers, gave the Totem pole to a Friend, now just spin off of a dock or get down into 10' Kayak and troll the line along behind or do a bit of sit down fly fishing.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:18 PM   #26
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Many thanks. That looks possible if I didn't have to raise the boat 7 feet in the air. I'll have to think about that more.
hen I was young and up until my mid 50's I was able to lift the boat up and onto the back roof rack of my 4x4 Suburbans where I had a metal trough down the centre then throw the bow rope over to the front of the hood and pull it the rest of the way, then I had a 3' step ladder to help pull rope around and tie it down to the Racks, also went into places where you could not go with normal car/truck to those lakes no one but me on them, I see Glenn also has real light equipment now at 69, much better than a boat, never got to try either them or a Tube, I just felt safer in boat as I cannot swim a stroke yet worked and played around water all my life.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:24 PM   #27
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I used to pick up my 65 lb. canoe and throw it up on my shoulders, walk it to the vehicle and toss it up on the rack. That's not happening any more at age 69. Even the pontoon boats are a struggle.
:Glenn When we lived in Coquitlam there was a Fellow who lived at bottom of Mariner Hill just before you turned onto United and cross over Lougheed Hwy. He had a boat rack on top of is his 13' Boler and he manually loaded a 12 aluminium Boat up there via a special rack he built that was attached to the frame of his trailer, he welded it to the frame, ran it up the back of the boler sitting about 6" away from the wall and up and over the roof and down the front to the hitch and attached the front part to that are he had two 1" square steel tubes going up the back across the roof and same going down the front, pretty neat rig, he was selling his house when it sold he disappeared and I never saw it again.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:20 AM   #28
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I was at a Fred hall sportsman show last weekend looking at folding boat. it was a manageable concept that can be easily handled by one person. There are also allot of inflatable boats our there. They are easy to store and set up but take some time to get it into the water.

https://www.porta-bote.com/
I have seen two PortaBotes, (I think one about 10 and another about 12 feet) on a nearby lake. Pretty impressive on the water, as they plane pretty quickly, and are quite stable. Not sure I'd be happy on one in BIG waves, but that applies to all small dinghys. I did watch one person disassemble it, and while it takes a bit of time, it's pretty easy. One guy had it mounted on a bracket on the side of his class C motorhome, they other used a utility trailer with drop down front and back rails and didn't event disassemble it while I was there, just pulled it onto the trailer from the water. Worth considering I think.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:02 AM   #29
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How about a nesting boat?

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