New idea for carrying a boat

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  1. 1stpopup

    1stpopup Member

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    I have been trying to figure out how to take a boat on the trips we take. The kids love to fish and we plan trips on things they like to do. So I have been planning on making a frame that sets up around the camper and attaches to the pup frame.

    But then I came across this. http://www.boatstogo.com/inflatable_boat_sd365.asp I could just pack it inside the pup or inflate it and put it on top and strap away. Its only 110 lbs, weight on roof would be spread out and it could fit around the a/c.

    Anyone doing this? Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    Ed
     
  2. tstowe

    tstowe New Member

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    For that kind of money you can buy a top of the line canoe. Get a roof-mount kit with the foam blocks and strap it to the top of the pop up.
     
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    Here's how I carried my 10' long, 75# sailboat and I carry 2 bikes with it.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Looks like a pretty good idea, I made a rack out of metal that slides into the bed of my TV to carry my canoe
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I have spotted a used one that is a not to expensive. And we tend to camp near the ocean or gulf so a little more stability would be better.
     
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    Inflatable boats are very stable and easily portable. Never heard of this brand though. I have been looking for an Achilles Brand SE12.
     
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    I researched inflatable boats to death and ended up purchasing a sea eagle fasttrack kayak. Inflates easily with foot pump. Pricy but you get what you pay for.
     
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    I know of about a hundred oyster bars within a half mile of my house that would rip that too shreds. For a $1,000 bucks you can get a really good fishing kayak or two less expensive ones from Dick's or Cabela's or Amazon. Around here you can pick up a 14' jon boat for that amount of money and carry it on the roof.
     
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    If you have storage room and a way to transport it then go with a hard shell boat. If you do not then go with a quality inflatable. And when it comes to inflatables you get what you pay for.
     
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    I have room and a john boat. But I dont want to change the setup just to use it on the pup. I just see the inflatable as an easier option than building a exoskeleton to hold a canoe or kayak.

    Plus it would be more stable with kids in it than canoe.

    Just getting ideas.

    Sent from my SM-G730V
     
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    There is a brand of kayak called the Tequila and it's a sit on modular design. The one person comes in 3 pieces, and you can add 1 or 2 more middle sections for more riders.

    But, it's not cheap and when put together is fairly heavy.

    Maybe luck out and find one on Craigslist...
     
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    Saturn is a well-respected brand. As with all purchases, you generally get what you pay for.

    I had a cheap inflatable and it worked for our needs but plan an hour setting it up and an hour deflating and shoving in the bag.
     

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