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 Post subject: moving a getaway
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:40 am 
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I'll be able to the getaway on the beach rigged. If I'm solo, can i move the boat from the water up the sand to it resting place? slight incline....just want to make sure i can move it by my self...do i need a dolly or will some fenders under the hulls work? I know i could probably do the wave...thanks..this is a big consideration in my purchase


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:12 am 
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Seeing as the H18 and Getaway are both in the same weight range (heavy) I will tell you that I have trouble pulling the H18 around on the sand. Lots of trouble. Plu it tears up the bottoms of the hulls. I would reccommend a dolly either hommade or production.

A winch on a post stuck into the ground will work as well.

Just so you know, I am 6'2" and 260lbs (a little winter weight has found me).

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 Post subject: Homemade Wheels
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:02 am 
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Make you some of these and save your back. Good luck with the Getaway.

http://dgaleana2.proboards56.com/index. ... 1143785090

I am getting a Mystere 4.3 for me and grand daughter to learn spinnaker on.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:23 am 
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Moving a getaway up a beach, even on wheels is a challenge by yourself. That being said I would do it anyway, I am always able to find someone at the beach to help! Without wheels it would be very difficult at best. This is a great boat and very versatile wether your out alone or with your family of 5 or 6 or . . .


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:58 am 
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thanks, this is a private beach, so sometimes unless the wife is around its just me


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:29 am 
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I bit the bullet and bought a Seitech beach dolley with the fat wheels. Thanks to a buddy with a H17 sportcat I knew the Seitech would work. I did not like the price,but. after 3 years of use with my Getaway it has paid off. One disclaimer - you must be able to lift/lever the front half of your Getaway up about 2-3 ft to slip the dolley in and out, so start working on bench presses and overhead presses asap.
JJP(Tanglefoot3)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:39 am 
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the more i read, the more I am thinking the Getaway will be a pain in the A$$..Righting and hauling on the beach...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:01 am 
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so, how do you do that by yourself???


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:11 am 
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Phil,

I put he dolley on while my boat is still in the water. All I do is tep on teh axel to get it under the hulls (it like to float). Then I roll it to where I want it. No bench press required here.

I wouldn't worry about it. You will be able to move the boat up the beach. And, if you find it too much work, think of a mechanical solution. Don't let all of this deter you from a great boat.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:29 am 
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thanks, i was thinking that floating the boat and sliding the dolly under would be fine...thanks all


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:21 am 
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what are the pros/cons on the seitech vs cat trax


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:06 am 
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I ended up buying the cat trax just because that is what my local dealer had. I didn't want to pay for the shipping. If I remember the seitech can be broken down and fit into a trunk. Cat Trax cannot. I also think the seitech has spoked hubs the Cat Trax does not.

The Cat Trax bearings are cheap, simple, and robust. I can easily replace them if I need to for very little money.

Overall they are pretty much the same thing. I would base your purchase on price unless there is a feature that you must have on one or the other. If you are really inclined you can build your own. I know Doug on this site has been talking about the home built version quite a bit.

I don't know if I really answered your question but that was my 2 cents.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:32 am 
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the seitech looks nice as it has the handle which might make it easier to pull it up the beach....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:52 am 
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You can get a handle for the cat trax as well. Make sure you compare apples to apples and go for the best price. Remember to look at shipping as this can be a deciding factor.

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 Post subject: CatTrax
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:09 am 
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Guys:

Most everyone I know here in Texas and La, uses. CatTrax. I have used them and the beach and on uneven ground at the lakes. They go over everything! I have had no trouble on a 340 lbs boat. Can move it with one hand.

Doug Snell
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