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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:38 am 
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Saw a good deal on the EuroTrax (cat-trax) from playboule but the cradle options didn't specify the Hobie Getaway model. Most other models seem to be supported (at least the non-rotomolded models).

I emailed the company, but they didn't have a clue - however they offered a solution of making a cardboard template so they could match it up, or suggested I contact someone from Hobie about similiarites in Hull design between the more 'popular' models that are supported.

Before I go to the effort to find the balance point of the boat and cut out
a cardboard template, I thought maybe someone on this forum could provide useful insight.

TIA,
Chuck


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:41 am 
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The generic cradle for many cats (H18, H21) should work. You do not want a custom fit.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:57 am 
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:D :roll: I have a dollie for my inflatable Boat that looks like that manufacture. I'd like to convert it to fit my Wave do you have their e mail address?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:59 pm 
I just ordered a set for my H16. I just told them what kind of boat and they said they would find the right cradle.i was told they will ship tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Playboule contact
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:01 am 
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sales@playboule.com

Or just visit the site - it is well done and there may be better contact
info, pretty good FAQ's etc.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:45 pm 
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The Playaboule site still doesn't specify which cradle to use for the Getaway. I'm too impatient to send them a cutout, so I took a different approach: I blew up their image of the V-shaped cradle and printed it to make my own template! This seemed to fit my Getaway's hull pretty well near the exptected balance point--i.e. the middle--so I went ahead and took the plunge and placed an order. I figured at worst I'd have to send the cradles back and exchange them for the "generic" shape.

But the good news is, it worked! I've used the dolly a couple of times now and I think the V-shaped cradles are a good fit for the Getaway. So now we know. I sent Playaboule an e-mail about this, so maybe in the future the Getaway will show up on their list.

Check out my web page to see how I rigged up my trailer to carry the beach dolly.

Cheers, Steve


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 6:46 pm 
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Follow up...

I passed my recommendation to Playaboule and their site now specifies the V-shaped cradle for the Getaway.

They thanked me for the info by sending me a free adapter to fill the dolly's tires with water to keep them from floating.

Nice folks! (And still the best price I've seen for the EuroTrax)

Cheers,

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Cradle?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:07 pm 
mmiller wrote:
The generic cradle for many cats (H18, H21) should work. You do not want a custom fit.


Agreed. I bought the asymetrical cradles for my H-16 and really wish I had gone with the standard unifit cradles. That said, the Eurotrax are great wheels.


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