tinny on top?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 22:18
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Tinny & Camper How does that work?

Maybe I spelt it wrong the first time? There are plenty of rigs around with a tinny and camper. I have seen the barsards, should have paid more attention. Now I have upgraded the swag to a camper how do I carry the bloody tinny?

Daryl ;{
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 23:54

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005 at 23:54
Have a bit of a search, this has been mentioned a few times in the past.
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Reply By: beatit - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:07

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:07
G'day Daryl,

Mate, you can go a number of ways here, either on the trailer or the car. On my last trip had it on the trailer (via boat racks) had to shift the bl##dy thing every night to erect the tent. This isn't a problem if you intend using the tinniee anyway but this was the case probably less than half the time so all the other times you are just shifting it (was a pain after a few nights). Needless to say that after 2 months of doing this the tinnie has migrated to the roof of the car where it can stay unless I need it.

Did a bit of research and bought a winch driven auto loader so it is not even a problem loading/unloading the tinnie, also store my outboard inside a frame inside the tinnie when travelling (so solved the question of where to put the outboard). Works a treat but the solution is not cheap.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Darylive - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 02:02

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 02:02
B'tit,

Not cheap is no good to me my friend.

C U on the road ;{
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Reply By: DARREN - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 13:35

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 13:35
Hi Daryl,

There have been some interesting posts in the past on this, accessing your bed being the biggest problem with the boat on top. There are gas assisted tilt systems (like on Kimberley Campers) and I do recall someone posting about a system where the boat slid sideways off the trailer and then was propped up so you can store things under it which sounded pretty good, I think this was a home made one.
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Reply By: Bill n Di - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 19:13

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 19:13
Hi Daryl,

What sort of vehicle do you have? We make boat loaders for a number of 4WD vehicles to take boats up to 3.9m in length, and powered by just a cordless drill.

Email me privately if you would like some more info/photos etc.

Bill
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Follow Up By: Darylive - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 02:00

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 02:00
Bill,

I have an old GQ Nissan patrol. I am a big believer in not reinventing the wheel. E-mail me.

I am on the sunshine coast QLD

darylive@dodo.com.au
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Reply By: Bill n Di - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 11:25

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 11:25
Daryl,

Email with photos on its way (inc. the new one to suit a 3.9m Stacer)- can send a video showing the boat being loaded by one person in 2 minutes (2 mins up and 2 mins down).

Can send CD or DVD if you send address.

Regards,

Bill
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Follow Up By: Darylive - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:15

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 22:15
Apparently my brain needs an upgrade to workout my bloody computer. The message is there but I cannot open it.

My address is Daryl Livermore. 4 Miner Place, Buddina 4575

The DVD sounds interesting, 2 Minutes you say ?

regards
Daryl ;{
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Reply By: Bill n Di - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 13:25

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 13:25
Hi Daryl,

Sending off to day - also a CD with photos of various models.

Yes - 2 minutes to take off and 2 minutes to put on and all you have to do is keep your finger on the cordless drill trigger!

We recently made one for a Landcruiser to fit a 3.9m Stacer - huge boat for a roof - goes on and off just the same - customer was stoked!! This trip away he took the caravan and next trip is taking the big runabout with the dinghy on top.

He also has a roof rack to use when the boat not on top - so you are getting a roof rack and a loader!

They are available thru out all Opposite Lock stores in Australia - just ask at your nearest branch if you want one.

Can you let me know when you receive it and what you think?

Regards,

Bill
Director
Custom Boat Loaders Pty Ltd
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Follow Up By: Darylive - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:40

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:40
Revieved the infomation and dvd Thankyou Bill.

Looks like a good thing but at $2,500+ it is out of my price range at this time.

Thanks anyway,
Daryl ;{
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Reply By: Bill n Di - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:46

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:46
Hi Daryl,

No worries - it is an expense but hey gives you something to save for!! :-))

What did you think of the unit itself?

Bill
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Follow Up By: Darylive - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:57

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:57
Looks like a great thing. One of my concerns is that I have only myself and my young daughter so lifting the tinny is always a problem. Your gadget is ideal and removes the hassel of lifting and further removes the tinny from the top of the camper.

I will keep it in mind for the future. I live on the coast and would like to get the boat to the ramp regularly without having to strip and refit it each time. I have camper and a bpx trailer, I think i will bite the bullet and buy a boat trailer. Not the same function I know but handier and less expensive. I have a TJM roof rack for the Nissan.

One cannot have everything hey.

Thanks again. It is well worth a look for anyone looking for the perfercd soloution to the Tinny and Camper problem.

regards
Daryl ;{

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