roof boat loaders

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:12
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We have recently ordered an 18 ft Bushtracker and are going to be towing it with a 100 series turbo diesel Landcruiser. We want to0 carry a boat about 11 ft on the Landcruiser roof. Has anyone any experience with the different types of loader/carriers available that they could share with us. Mike and Margaret
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Reply By: Suncoasters - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:14

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:14
MIke and Margaret,

I have used the Rhino boat loader for about five years and can really recommend them. I have transferred mine from an 80 series to a 100 series and only had to change the feet on the mounting bars. I have the one with the manual winch and it definately only a one person operation. I believe there is a version available with an electric if you so desire.

David
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:15

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:15
Hi David I am picking up my Effie with a new Rhino boatloader next week. Any "experience tricks" to pass on? What did you do regarding securing your boat when travelling? Tie down straps or some other method? Thanks, tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:16

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:16
Jay, To install the Rhino Boat Loader properly, they require the boat there at the same time so that they can put to hooks on the boat in the correct places, and adjust the ropes to the correct length to suit that boat. They have to make adjustments to make sure that the boat tips over slowly as it is being wound up. We use 2 ratchet tie down straps over our boat, although for short trips it could probable go without anything other than the boat loader hold down points. Brian
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Reply By: Suncoasters - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:17

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:17
Jay,

I agree with Brian, I tie my boat down with rachet straps while travelling, but on short trips to a boat ramp the rack hold down points are sufficient. A trick I found with the straps is not to pull them up too tight as they vibrate in the wind and the noise gets to you after a while.

David
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:18

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:18
David, When we bought our rack we were told to put a twist in the strap just before it is tied to rack. By doing this the vibration noise is eliminated. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:19

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:19
G'day All Thread the tie-downs through a 25 mm clear plastic tube - prevents wind noise and eliminates wear on the webbing. Marine carpet under the ratchets prevents chafing against boat hull. Myles
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