Roof Storage

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 16:48
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Hi all,
We have just brought a Finn Spindrift 10ft dinghy weighing only 50kg. Would anybody know if i could keep it on top of our Jayco Eagle Outback while the camper is setup?
I know the weight recommended is 100kg but unsure wether or not to drag the boat off before erecting the camper.
thanks for any advice!!
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Reply By: DIO - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:13

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:13
I would remove the boat before winding the roof up. Any extra load or drag is likely to cause a cable to break, especially if the van is a few years old. Good luck with it.
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:14

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:14
Hi

The recommended weight you quoted re: 100kg, is that the weight
recommended when the Camper Roof is down? I wouldnt trust the
wind up cables to lift that weight, we had a Jayco Finch Outback,
and we broke one of the cables when it wasnt under load, we got it
repaired under warranty,.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:37

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:37
G'day,

nice to here I'm not the only one with one of these little boats.

Bought a 5HP Honda 4 stroke for it and went for a fange up the Blackwood river a couple of weeks ago. Goes great, gets to some real good fishing spots I used to have to paddle hrs to get to!
We just strap ours to the top of our soft top camper. It is so light we didn't need a boat rack and the money we saved not getting a rack bought the boat and motor.

In regards to your question, the boats so light and easy to move, I wouldn't chance poping the top with it on. I know a guy who had surfboards strapped to top of his and he used to leave them on, one of the struts eventually bent so bad it needed replacing!!!

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Reply By: Member - EscapeArtists(WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:11

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:11
thankyou All,
yes the spindrift is a great thing, we are very happy with ours :-)

take care
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