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 Post subject: Solo slip a Hobie 16 ?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:48 am 
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Hy!
I have a slip-car like this (Harbeck)
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16J,!y0E9s2S5%29qrBRsWnKMCl!~~48_72.JPG

but to sail alone the hobie is too heavy to lift and to get the slip underneath it.
With two people - each one lifts one hull in front, it works, but alone it tears me apart..
Does anyone know of any trick/device I could use?
i.e. something like this ;)
http://www.werkzeugbude24.de/images/whklbla.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:57 am 
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Can't you just float it onto the trailer?

Wheel the beach carrier into the water, float the boat over it, and pull them up onto the beach and away.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:38 pm 
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yes, thats what i do to get it out of the water and it works solo.
but the cat lies 100m from the water away on lawn and i need to carry it into the water..to do so i need to lift it up, slide the trailer under it and the lifting part is not possible for me


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Can you just leave the boat on the "car" when parked out of the water?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:17 pm 
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doesnt it hurt the hulls?
the trailer has quite a small surface:
http://www.harbeck-trailer.com/wcms/binary/Server.dll?ShowPopupImage?Session=1-rriKuDbE-1-IP&ID=107&Width=400&Height=400

and i doubt it would be very stable against storms, what do you think?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Wondering if you could run a line or lines from the dolly back around a pylon to help pull the dolly under the boat. Push dolly with foot while pulling it with a line.
I will wait for some cat trax owners to post up how they do it! And if they store the boat on the trax.
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These are popular here in the states.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:51 pm 
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No one use's beach wheels?

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