53304Re: [bolger] Re: General Questions re: Bolger's "Surf"
- Apr 2, 2007I car-topped my Windsprint for a year before I invested in a trailer. It
was hard -- no way I could do it now, 10 years later (without serious
back pain the next few days). Also, we sold th Bonneville station wagon
-- it would be a trick to fit it on top of a smaller car. The wind from
passing trucks on th highway would probably sail you right off the road.
On the other hand, with a trailer it is quite light -- I had no concerns
pulling it behind my Mazda Protege. You can buy a trailer kit from West
Marine -- adds a few hundred dollars to the total cost of the boat.
> Good information to know - especially about the possible cramped
> quarters. Thank you very much. (Also, my wife just told me that our
> oldest now weighs 60 lbs.!)
> Can you tell me how much the Windsprint weighs? The 150 lbs. of your
> Surf is about the max I wanted to go, and I'm assuming the Windsprint
> weighs even more. (150 lbs may not seem like much, but I'm trying to
> picture my wife and I up-ending and lifting a 150 lb, 16' boat onto
> the top of our car - and the picture isn't pretty.) I also have to
> make sure I can find a 4'6"+ roof rack that can fit my VW Passat
> Let me ask one other advice question: If the windsprint won't work
> for me, is it possible to add a removable outrigger rig to the Surf?
> My thinking is that this will help with stability and - possibly -
> allow me to reduce the size of the flotation compartments which will
> allow for more "people" room in the boat.
> Any thoughts?
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