Outboard Carrier for NP Pajero

Submitted: Monday, May 04, 2009 at 18:48
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Does anyone know of an outboard motor carrier suitable for an NP Pajero. The outboard is a Tohatsu 18HP, weighing about 41kg.

I am thinking of something which attaches using the spare wheel mount or similar, possibly sitting towards the LHS of the spare. (spare wheel sits right of centre on the NP.)
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Reply By:- Monday, May 04, 2009 at 19:01

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 19:01
Hi Maaate,

Opposite Lock used to make an outboard carrier for their rear bar, it replaced one of the spare wheel carriers; just depends if they have a model for the Paj which I think they would.

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Ev
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Follow Up By: Maaate - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 19:05

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 19:05
Thanks Ev

I look them up. I don't have a rear bar of any sort, just the standard rear mounted spare with a hard cover, but it's worth a shot.

Cheers
Maaate
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 21:00

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 21:00
No way I'd swing that much weight off the rear door. Need to get something like a Kamar bar.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 21:13

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 21:13
I'm with you John.....the tyre is bad enough hanging off those welds.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Maaate - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 21:22

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 21:22
Thanks John and Andrew

The weight is definitely a worry. I assume that the offset spare wheel was designed to move the weight closer to the fulcrum (hinges) to place less stress on the structure. Adding that much weight (40+kgs) outside of the centre of gravity does worry me - your input is appreciated.

I looked up Kaymar and TJM are stockists, so I will keep looking for a suitable solution. (Any ideas are most welcome!)

Cheers
Maaate
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Follow Up By: Johnny boy - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:17

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:17
Hi Maaate,

Have you thought about puting it on a cradle in the back of the car as I saw that a bloke bought one of those cheap trollys from bunnings or supercheap with those pump up tyres and modifiied it with wheels on the handle so you just roll up reverse it then lift the base into the 4B then strap it down I cant remember if it was on E/O or the caravanners forum but worth a thought .
Or you could just do what I did and build a rear bar from scratch with interchangable arms? Spare wheel/jerrycan-hi lift /outboard ...
do you tow anything with an a frame?
Cheers John.
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Follow Up By: Maaate - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:21

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:21
Thanks John

I tow a Goldstream Wing, but I'm trying to avoid putting any boat bits on the van, keeping them on the Pajero where I can. This is for two reasons:

1) When I get to a camp site, I want to be able to set up the van, and leave all the boat bits on the Paj, just in case the water is distant from the camp site, or - if there is no water at the camp site- I want to avoid having to offload boat bits. (The boat will go on top of the Paj eventually, with the Flip n Easy trailer and the outboard located somewhere on the Paj.

2) The tow ball weight of the Goldstream is already pretty high, and I don't want to add more tow ball weight.

Thanks
Maaate
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Follow Up By: Johnny boy - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:44

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:44
Hi again Maaate,
Yep I get what you mean I just went through all this with my tinnie I have a 3.75 Bluefin that goes on the roof of the cruiser and I mount the 15 HP merc on the bracket I made for the van and then I made a pull apart trailer that goes on a custom rear bar for the van as I like to have it all set up and ready to go as I did the take it off and put it on thing and I didnt want to use it as much ,so have you seen the BoatHoist www.boathoist.com.au
it does all you want and more from $1650 to $3850 check it out.

Regards John.
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Follow Up By: Maaate - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:17

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:17
John

The Boathoist looks like just the thing, except that I already have the folding trailer.

I am considering the following:

1) Roof -tops racks with rollers for loading the tinnie, with a basket (I already have this) between and under the boat.

2) Motor on a trolley in the back of the Pajero.

3) Fuel tank and light accessories in the basket on the roof.

4) I'll need to measure and weigh, but the trailer components might also fit on the roof when folded.

I may end up having to customise a bit.

Cheers
Maaate
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:00

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:00
I have a Kaymar duel wheel carrier, made my own braket to carry the outboard. Would not just want to hang it off the door.
Have pic's if you want MM.
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Follow Up By: Maaate - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:22

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:22
Thanks Lyndon

It looks like a trip to TJM to check out the Kaymar stuff is in order. I'll let you know how I go, particularly if I need those pics

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