Tinny towing options once off camper trailer

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 07:36
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I am taking a tinny on top of a camper trailer to all points north.

Any suggestions on a set of wheels to hook on the back for towing it to the river beach from camp spot.

I intend on using nothing too flash; two alloy struts at rear with wheelbarrow wheels clamped on with G-clamps, some kind of plate to bolt onto the tow bar and maybe a long ratchet strap running front to rear to hold it all together down low. I also think the strap running under the hull will also give some added support.

Any suggestions would be great. No folding trailers please.

Peter
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Reply By: Brett - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:15

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:15
I have a good little system. I will get the digital camera from work and get some pics for you... will take a day or two.

Brett
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter- Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:45

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:45
Thanks Brett
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Reply By: The Banjo - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:17

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:17
Saw a tinny a couple of years back with strut wheel thingies at the back - fold up - fold down - 9" wheels - bloke used it as long distance transport for the lightweight tinny.... the boat had a bracket welded to the front that took a hitch. All looked very practical....don't know where it came from....the wheel brackets can probably be purchased as a unit....bolt on to the transom I presume.I need red sand under me.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter- Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:49

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 08:49
Cheers Banjo,

I was planning on ringing around some of the boatyards. Unfortunately owning a couple of larger boats in the past, 33 foot tinmber cruiser and ski boat, and being around them fairly consistently over the years; I know that as soon as I talk to dealer the will ask me to boat ( BOAT - Bring Over AnotherThousand)

Regards,

Peter
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 19:53

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 19:53
thats a good saying havent heard it before 4b shops must have borrowed it i reckon

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 09:45

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 09:45
Peter.
Try "Real Ezy Folding Boat Trailers". The foldered section is mounted on the rear of my camper.

RegardsThis 4WD stuff is addictive,
time consuming & expensive.
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Reply By: Member - Jeffrey - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:05

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:05
Hi Peter,
Just finished reading your post and I think,...in my humble opion that the idea you have with a bit more refinement will work. I would make sure your mount points are strong enough to handle the stress of geting to the water, G clamps do move just think to when you use them they allways come loose, in this case it will mean a hole in your hull if you are unlucky, wheelbarrow wheels should handle it as long as you dont take off down the hwy , short hops to the drink as long as you monitor your boat /trailer as you go will tell you soon enough if its uup to it, remember keep an eye on it until proven and you shouuld be alright.
All The Best In Health And Wealth
Jeffrey (AKA JD)
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter- Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:43

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:43
Thanks JD

I think it would be ok with as you say a bit more refinement. I have been thinking about buying a fridge trolley, chopping the footplate off and adapting that somehow. A couple of pieces of timber to sandwich it all up against the hull with the clamps and it may just work.

Cheers,

Pete
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 19:26

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 19:26
Whatever system you use to get your boat to the water please take note that in Queensland, if you use your vehicle to tow the wheels, you will need your 'trailer' to be registered. The fisheries inspectors have been making an issue of this in recent months according my mad fishing mate who lives north of Mackay. He pushes his tinnie on his wheeled 'trailer' in and out of the water at boat ramps.
Willem
Little Dip Cons Park S.A.
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Reply By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 23:02

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 23:02
Giday Peter,
What area are you in? I found a 'trailer ' system up here that worked well ,$550 , two wheels mounted on stainless with gaurds & springs ,they clipped on to two lugs that were fitted to the transom, & a detachable d/bar, completely street legal[when u put a lightboard on] The name was AQUATRAIL, imported from somewhere??, try your marine dealers.
Ino longer have that unit, my present system is 2 detachable mid mounted wheels it works real well, & cheap, if u can weld . Idid the Territory last Aug. with the tinnie on a c/trailer, no problems at all, best of luck

Phil
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Follow Up By: Brett - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 12:04

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 12:04
That is what I have on my tinny guys . I have asked the boss to dig up the invoice so I can forward on the contact details. Will get the pic done too.
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Follow Up By: Brett - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 12:04

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 12:04
That is what I have on my tinny guys . I have asked the boss to dig up the invoice so I can forward on the contact details. Will get the pic done too.
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