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 Post subject: Launch & Load Tips
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:43 am 
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I just purchased two PA 14s & modified a small boat trailer with the PVC tubes. Works great but have a real problem loading the boats as I am over 65. Bought the heavy duty cart. My fishing is in coastal inshore areas. Any ideas to alleviate the loading weight on incline ramps. What is the best way to utilize the cart without turning boat on its side.


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 Post subject: Re: Launch & Load Tips
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:31 am 
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saltwatersports wrote:
I just purchased two PA 14s & modified a small boat trailer with the PVC tubes. Works great but have a real problem loading the boats as I am over 65. Bought the heavy duty cart. My fishing is in coastal inshore areas. Any ideas to alleviate the loading weight on incline ramps. What is the best way to utilize the cart without turning boat on its side.

Where possible I just launch directly off the trailer power boat style. It is sooooo much easier. If that is not an option I have heard of guys attaching the cart before pulling it off the trailer and rolling it directly into the water. Then you can detach the cart pin and it will float up. I have not tried the second method but I am sure I will soon face the same predicament.

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 Post subject: Re: Launch & Load Tips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:16 am 
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If you can get the trailer close enough possibly a boat winch? You would still have the problem of getting the nose up on the trailer. Also not sure if the front handle is stout enough to attach a winch and pull.
Not much help here.
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 Post subject: Re: Launch & Load Tips
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 am 
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If it that much of a problem, back the trailer into the water and float the kayaks off the trailer. Just like the big boat guys do it!


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 Post subject: Re: Launch & Load Tips
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:38 am 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
If it that much of a problem, back the trailer into the water and float the kayaks off the trailer. Just like the big boat guys do it!


Just make sure it's tied off to the trailer! :mrgreen:

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