52556Re: [bolger] Re: Light Dory Type V
- Feb 1, 2007For what its worth I built a 16' wooden trailer with two fixed wheel barrow tires to transport 16' wooden boat to launch site. In SC you don't have to lic. a trailer. And of course the launch site is only 2 1/2 miles from the house.
adventures_in_astrophotography <jon@...> wrote:
Personally, I'm leaning toward a cart with 2 wheel barrow size
pneumatic wheels (to not sink in the sand, hopefully) which attaches
to the gunnels while the boat is still on the rack and a process I
envision that would never require lifting more than half the weight
of the boat.
I built a hand cart that looks like a small wooden trailer for my
Long Light Dory. It's a bit heavy, since it has a 4x4 backbone, but
it beats trailer launching for this sort of "in between" size boat.
I carry the boat and cart to the lake on 2x6 crosswise bunks bolted
to the deck of a 16' utility trailer, then roll the boat off using
cheap ramps and right into the water. This also allows me to launch
off the small beach area away from the impatient crowd in their huge
plastic noisemakers. If you have other use for a utility trailer
(and who doesn't) and a place to park it, I recommend looking into
this approach. Besides, you can carry different boats you might
build later with the same trailer.
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