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Old 01-10-2012, 09:08 AM
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Default Boat hauling help

Tried this over in general, no response. Anyone? I am looking to haul a 15' boat, weight 115lbs and 50" wide. Am thinking roof rack but not sure if the weight is to much for one person. Seems a little light to get a trailer for though. No motor although a 8' set of oars will be traveling with, oh and it's for a 99 Honda CRV. Would like some thoughts please and brand names would be great! Thanks
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:11 AM
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Probably a little much for one person alone to put up on a roof rack, but two could probably do it.

I've got a 12' tinner that I have on a trailer, and the trailer just makes dealing with it soooooo much more convenient.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:22 AM
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there is a winch system that you can install on your truck that loads the boat over the front of the vehicle. I cant remember what it is called but it has been posted on here several times in the past. maybe someone can recall the name? Its a pretty simple system. Not sure if it can be installed on an suv.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:22 AM
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I would have to second the trailer idea. So much more convenient.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:23 AM
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also second the trailer.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:37 AM
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15 ft is too long for one person to load overhead safely. Get a trailer as suggested by others or get an over canopy automatic boat loader. I have one and it is the best investment I have made!
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:02 AM
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OK, Thanks guys. So where would I find a cheap boat trailer, was thinking about a utility trailer but I think the boat is to big. Also if I get a trailer I may go up to a 17 ft boat as it is apparently faster to row.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:22 AM
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any excuse to buy (another) trailer is a good one. You will be amazed at the uses you will find for it (and who will want to borrow it). If you have space to store it, i would just get a $700 6x8 from Home Depot.
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