Boat loaders

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 10:16
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I'm interested in a boat loader for my patrol wagon. I have looked at and priced the Rhino boat loader installed price for the hand winch one was $1950 the fully electric model installed $2800 can anyone tell me if they are happy with this product. I have also priced the custom boat loader from WA. I have not seen this product up close only in pictures I was quoted $2800 for the battery drill operated one you supply your own battery drill .You also have to self install for this price plus $200 dollars delivery charges or the fully elec remote control model is $4000 dollars delivered this is a self install price I would appreciate any comments on these products. I know someone will say you can't compare apples to oranges but to me it's no use buying a orange if a apple will do the job.

Thanks Macca
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Reply By: greggu - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 12:22

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 12:22
macca perhaps also have a look at the almac trailers site they also have what looks to me to be a pretty good option as you get a roof rack cage and a boat loader in one - i have checked out the rhino a few times but it can be a slow and messy business loading the boat on the roof - bloke i work with has one hand wind one and says it good yes and does the job but it is a fair bit of mucking about - there prob all like that though

www.almactrailers.com/
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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:14

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:14
Thanks Greg

I will have a look at that product as well. I do appreciate your advice Greg.

Cheers Macca
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Reply By: macka2 - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 15:12

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 15:12
hi bro Custom Boat loaders is worth looking at but weight is a problem with his
as if memory serves correct has a 200kg weight limit depends on size
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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:47

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:47
Thanks Macka2

I've had a look at their website they look okay just seem a bit overpriced for me.

Cheers Macca
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 16:20

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 16:20
Freestyle Marine have a side loading boat loader in a couple of different capacities.

Side loading Boat Loader

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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:43

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:43
Thanks Sand Man

I did have a look at the link its not what I'm after but I do appreciate your input

Thanks Macca
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Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 07:09

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 07:09
Hi Macka,
I went for the Custom with remote control, cost $4000 from Kedron, fully installed, used my existing Anderson but had to upgrade the circuit breakers to 50a.( Motor draws 38 amps at full load) Great unit and has a flat rack for storage.
Cheers Nev.

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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 09:07

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 09:07
Hi Nev,

Nev are you able to take the boat loading system of . So just the flat rack is left to use if you are not using your boat on a particular trip. I would also think that this would also be a good Idea if you were out fishing I think the flat rack would be less appealing for someone to think that they need your boat loader more than you do while your out trying to catch a feed.

Cheers Macca
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Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 05:34

Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 05:34
Hi Macca,
No, the rack and loader is in one piece and can only be removed as one unit. Is made from aluminium (very well put together) and can be fitted and removed by two able bodied blokes. Let me know if I can be of more help.
Cheers, Nev
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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 16:50

Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 16:50
Thanks Nev for your help
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 17:07

Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 17:07
Sorry Mate!

Have just come of twelve hour night shifts so am late replying.

I checked out a unit at the Sydney Caravan and Camping Show. Whoops! Forgot to put the 4WD bit in there.

Have a look at the Jamic Boatlifter. www.jamicboatlifter.com.au (If you don't say anything none of the members will guess that I don't know how to do that link thingie)

For the exorbitant price of $1,309:00 you get a device that lifts your boat of the ground onto your own Rhino bars. Add $415:00 and you can have the manual winding bit taken over by an electric winch.

Should you wish to mortgage the house or put the other half out on a street corner you may for the some of $3,105:00 have a multi purpose combination unit which lifts the boat onto the aforementioned preowned Rhino bar AND THEN converts to a registrable boat trailer.

Three grand sounds like a lot of money in any ones language but if you get a motorised boat loader AND a road legal boat trailer at the end of the exercise.To my mind it may be a better preposition than what your currently considering.

Perhaps your not considering a trailer, if not, please do. I have already been down this road by carting my boat on top of the camper then finding myself handicapped by having to stay in close proximity to a launching site. You will be really thankful should you have a trailer, believe me

Been there, done that.

Feel free to Member Message should you wish.

Ian

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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:41

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:41
Thanks for your reply Ian I'm like you I can't seem to grasp the cost of some of them I make full size stainless steel spit oven's with a good quality Australian motor to turn your lamb or pig or a stack of chickens as well. Every thing on the spit is stainless except the glass on the door to see how your pig is cookin mate.Spit costs $2000, Boatloader = $4000. I think I paid $3600 for my 3.6 brooker with trailer & 15hp Mariner as a package 7 years ago new.

Cheers Ian
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Reply By: AlanDel - Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007 at 19:31

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007 at 19:31
I recently had one installed on my Nissan Patrol by Custom Boat Loaders in Perth. Would highly recommend this unit. Mine is the drill operated version at $2800.

I had a look at the Jamic one at the recent show here and believed it to be a little messy with the winch set up on the bull bar.

On the weekend I saw the Rhino model and the guy who had it thought that it was a little flimsy.

The installation is easy, just need two guys to put it in place, then tighten the brackets.

Happy to supply any other info if needed.

Alan
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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 06:13

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 06:13
Thanks AlanDel

I don't mind the look of the custom boat loaders I have not seen one up close only pictures. I have watched all the Gall Brothers, Kedron Caravan movie's six of them I would fully recommend anyone to get these great viewing and you get a few laughs & Ideas. In the Gall brothers movie's I have seen them use the rhino boat loader,Tinnie Tosser, The custom Boat Loader & what they put their vans,cars,trailers,boats,boatloaders through on the trips they all seem to work well when they pull up & take the boats of. Its a wonder anything works after what they get up to.

My problem AlanDel I need to get the fully elec model as I would be the stupid bars###d that would leave the cordless drill at home. $4000 is a lot of coin for the elec model.

Cheers Macca
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007 at 23:44

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007 at 23:44
Member Theo has a Tinnie Tosser on his Patrol. It works very well.....He must be off somewhere or i am sure he would have replied to this post
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Follow Up By: Ozymacca - Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 06:16

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2007 at 06:16
Thanks Waynepd

I will see if they have a Tinnie Tosser has a website

Cheers Macca
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