Boat Carrier for Landcruiser

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 23:00
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Hi

I am looking to buy a tinnie (around 100kg) and intend carrying it on the top of my Series 80 Landcruiser. I am aware of the Rhino boat loader but around $1400 is quite steep. I would like to have a go at building my own. I would appreciate any input from others with such experience? Alternatively, I would be interested in any other manufactureres who of specialist boat carriers.

Thanks

Ken
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Reply By: GeeTee - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:00

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:00
Hi Ken,

Have been down that road. It's fine if you have access to an engineering workshop and someone with a Rhino to look at. I tried to do it on the cheap and finished up with a Rhino. Best move you can make. A bit expensive but well worth the money. I have mine fitted to a Prado with a Qintrex Dart on top.

GeeTee
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Reply By: Member - Rob F (WA) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:10

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:10
Ken, I have looked at a local product similar to what you mentioned from Boatlifters that is all done with a cordless drill.
Contact Bill at maneyd@iinet.net.au for more details
Regards
ROB
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Reply By: Member - Meggs - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 23:26

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 23:26
100kg is a big tinnie. If there are two of you it is pretty easy with a 60kg tinnie and two rollers on the back of the roof rack and a winch from a drawbar fittied to the front. Just stand the tinnie up against the rollers at an angle of about 60 to 70 deg and ask the other person to wind the winch at the front and the boat comes on easily. To get it off just reverse the system and have one person control the boat with the winch while you are pulling a the back. I don't know how you would go with a tinnie 40 kg heavier.
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