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Honky
06-25-2014, 03:37 PM
We go fishing on the west coast of Van island with no launches and into the surf from a loose rocky beach. I have been skidding the boat over drift wood for years and while it works it’s a pain in the butt.

Last year there was someone with the same boat as me and this is what he came up with for the front. There are also two wheels in the back that fold up.





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This got me to thinkin’ there has to be a better way. Since I have a quad on the beach it makes sense to use that to haul the boat up back into the ocean.

If I use what you see in the picture plus a hitch on the front it will pull the wheel away from the boat.

Thinking some kind of strap that locks the front to the back of the boat?

Maybe a scaled down boat trailer with big wheels that could be broken down for travel. But Light and compact is the key

You would think that someone somewhere in the world would have come up with something…yet Google couldn’t find it.


You have any thoughts?

Chody
06-25-2014, 04:29 PM
id say maybe 2 big fold up wheels on back, and maybe a hitch attachment for the quad with a ridiculously raised tongue that connects to the bow

Chody
06-25-2014, 04:31 PM
crude child's drawing.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/Mobile%20Uploads/20140625_153041.jpg

Chody
06-25-2014, 04:33 PM
just make sure the back wheels are lockable

Honky
06-25-2014, 04:54 PM
make sense



there is also something like this...but with the surf and loose rocky beach it might be tough to get the loader under the boat


http://www.angleseymarinesupplies.com/dinghies-and-launching-trolleys.php



http://www.angleseymarinesupplies.com/resources/inflatable%20honwave%20launching%20trolley.jpg.opt 382x184o0%2C0s382x184.jpghttp://www.angleseymarinesupplies.com/resources/inflatable%20launch%20trolley%20packed%20down.jpg. opt318x191o0%2C0s318x191.jpg

Honky
06-25-2014, 05:03 PM
crude child's drawing.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/Mobile%20Uploads/20140625_153041.jpg







something like this?


http://boatloader.com/images/wheels_Top%202.jpg

Chody
06-25-2014, 05:28 PM
something like this?


http://boatloader.com/images/wheels_Top%202.jpg


that be it.:dontknow: seems good just gotta rig the boat wheels better

Tunabomber
06-25-2014, 05:44 PM
why bother. you have hey ann

harvester_sorrow
06-25-2014, 06:46 PM
drink beer and drag it back with a chain [31] [51]

bulldoze it with front bumper to reload





what about a kayak cart style with large wheels?

Milkman
06-25-2014, 09:40 PM
that be it.:dontknow: seems good just gotta rig the boat wheels better

I think that is a good idea, but i think the stress on it would cause the metal to bend/fail.

StinkFinger
06-25-2014, 10:39 PM
I have an idear

Chody
06-26-2014, 08:32 AM
I think that is a good idea, but i think the stress on it would cause the metal to bend/fail.
why would you custom rig it with metal that would fail?:dontknow:
it cant be that hard to mount a sturdy swivel at the top of the transom
maybe like a swingout trailer with the 1/2"pins


http://www.oceanictrailers.com.au/pics/picsacc/full_47.jpeg

rigged up to oversize lightweight tire



should be able to back up and pull forward over decent sized rocks

Chody
06-26-2014, 08:33 AM
dayam even the pic is oversized lol

Honky
06-26-2014, 09:29 AM
I have an idear



Ears perk up:)

EIEIO
06-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Bring a concrete drill up next time and put a eye hook out on one of the rock jet outs, run a rope from quad, through eye back to boat. Drive quad, pulls boat into water, disconnect rope. Out in water, wala. And its always there and the only thing going forward you would need to bring would be your rope hook up instead of some contraption thats gonna add weight to your already heavy setup.

4skin
06-26-2014, 04:11 PM
really really big sling shot lol