I can't remembering weighing either of them, but the Tortoise is about
half the weight of the Cartoon 5. The Tortoise can be lifted with one
arm and rested on one shoulder. I rigged up a loose "handle" (a foot
long 1 inch stick on two ropes tied to holes in the gunnel) so the
length of my arm is just correct to share the weight with my shoulder.
Like that, you can carry the boat quite a distance.
The Cartoon 5 lift involves turning it over, lifting one end, and
positioning your body under the center of the boat and then carrying
the weight of the boat by resting the center seat across your
shoulders. Carried like that I have portaged 1/4 mile without grief.
I cartop both of them single handed.
In both cases, it is much harder to carry these boats when the wind is gusty.
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
> Is the Toroise lighter than the Cartoon 5? and if so by how much?