Boat loader to go on ARB roof rack

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:20
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I have an ARB roof rack and I was wanting to keep it and use if for carrying stuff, but I was also wanting to buy a tinnie and was wondering if anyone has bought or modified a boat loader that can bolt onto an existing roof rack.

I thought it would be handy to still have the rack in place and you could still store some low rise stuff on it (life jackets etc) and have the tinnie sitting on the rack. They is obviously quite a bit of space under an upturned tinnie on a roof rack. I am a bit worried that, with my dicky shoulder, I won't enjoy lifting an 80kg tinnie above my head on windy days to put on the roof. Jen is a ball of muscle but a Muddy girl she is not and I can just see some potential for marital disharmony if we both have to lift it. Besides, it is her birthday soon!

Andrew
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:37

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:37
Re your shoulder. It's a case of mind over matter. I don't mind you don't matter.
Or you could speak to the old fella with the creaky knee and get a second opinion.
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:44

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:44
I can hear him from here......."You young fellas - you don know wat is like wif arfritis....you you you jus sit in ya fanzy carz wif aircondishnen an fink youz ruffin it."
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Reply By: Brian - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:16

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:16
Have seen them winched up with a boat winch from the bull bar!!!

Brian
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Reply By: rolande- Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:33

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:33
Andrew,
I think rhino racks make a boat loader for their roof bars, if you have a look at some you may find a way of attaching them to the ARB rack to have the best of both worlds. Hope this helps
Rolande
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 00:14

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 00:14
"Muddy Girl she is not", Boy are you going to get a punch in the nose when you meet the real MG.
That is if Jen has not already flattened your nose "Ball of Muscle"

You forget I have seen your lovely wife and I would not be describing her as a ball of anything.

Jen just tell him to lift his own bloody boat. Boys and there toys.
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 08:12

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 08:12
Muddy, I was being very complimetary about your Off Road skills, In Road skills ....whatever.. - dunno what fussy fella was one about! I was thinking we should have a re-enactment of that legendary day and capture it on video as a training thing - would sell well for mothers day etc.
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 09:50

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 09:50
John, I'm going to sneak off with Jen over the long weekend and show her all of Andrew's remarks about the lovely lady. That should cause him to be celbate for a while.
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Reply By: GeeTee - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 10:08

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 10:08
Hi Andrew,
I have a ARB roofrack on my Prado and fitted a Rhino boatloader to it. You need a couple of extra crossbars and fitting clamps. It raises the loader a bit higher than using their roof rack type bars. Work great and still allows plenty of storage on your rack without it getting in the way of the loading process.
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 14:29

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 14:29
That sounds just what I want! Thanks for the advice - seems a pity to not use the ARB rack for storage etc. Did you use Rhino Rack stuff only or did you have to source from of the extra crossbars and the clamps from elsewhere?

Andrew
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