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Old 06-01-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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How do you bring a boat?

Assuming you have your toad in tow, I was wondering what type of small boats you fishermen and water enthusiasts bring along on your trips. Also, how and where do you transport them in or on your rigs?
Currently, we carry two inflatable kayaks and an on-board compressor, which fit easily into a storage compartment. These are great for fishing or just for fun. After inflation, I can strap both onto the roof of our Wrangler in case it is some distance to the water.

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Old 06-01-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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I have done some research and found this brilliant solution for those who want to bring the larger [up to 22' boats]. This particular hydraulic unit is manufactured by these guys. http://www.builtrite.net/Default.htm



However, I am curious as to how fellow RVers have come up with on their own. How about this innovative folding boat? Anybody tried one?




http://www.porta-bote.com/
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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I used an inflatable boat with a foldable floor system. It had a 10 HP outboard and kept both in the storage bay. Worked out well, had a small two wheel detachable trailer that came apart to help transport to the water.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:30 PM   #4
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I have the 10' Porta-bote with a 5 hp Nissan. I purchased it when I had the 5er. I modified the 5er undercarrage to carry it. Before I could transport it and use it I traded for the MH. I have not figured how to carry it in the MH. My passthrough is only 8" at the top and I'm not sure the length would fit even cattywampus. I'd also have to give up carrying some other items. Then the motor.

I do have an idea of purchasing an OEM rack from the Saturn (or aftermarket) and putting it on the top of the rack. Folded up it is 10'6" and 4" thick. The motor could go in the back of the Vue, or leave it home and exercise with the oars. I also purchased the porta-wheels to push it down to the waters edge. The Bote weighs 90 pounds and two old folks can handle it fairly easily.

Mine has not seen water yet!!!!

Anyone looking to buy one?
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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Wayne - it's a shame that you have not had a chance to use your boat yet. There are plenty of videos on U-tube showing the versatility of this little boat. IMO, if you want to fish, this is the way to go. If you have the 10 footer, it only weighs 59 lb. The 14 footer weighs in at 96 lb. You say you may be interested in selling? I am interested. PM sent.
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We carried a Port-a-bote for 4 years. Eventually sold it after we stopped using it very much. When we traveled with friends, we used their Sea Eagle inflatable and did a lot of fishing from that. Both work fine, though the lack of keel on the inflatable made it awkward in windy weather.
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