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    Bass Tracker Bantam...2 man boat but a 1 man show
from Gary Burgess (  
4/6/2001 6:09:00 PM


 Hoping someone can help me with an engineering problem with my Bass Tracker Bantam. As you probably know already it is a light plastic pond jumper. My problem is I am "a one man show" and have a heck of a time loading/unloading the boat.

My main problem is getting it from the car to the water. I invested in a "dolly" by Garlick, but it does not seat onto the end of the boat properly. The yoke causes the dolly not to seat completely onto the end of the boat. This makes wheeling the boat a challenge as the boat is very unstable, tilting back and forth before eventually falling and turning over "upright". Other than getting "a real boat", trailer (which I cannot do), does anyone have any suggestions as to another "dolly" companies or information on how i can transport the boat to and from the water. Any information is appreciated. Thanks, Gary

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   boat wheels from Farallon (  4/6/2001 6:20:00 PM
 I have seen aluminum boats with wheels attached to the transom. The wheels appear to be in a track. One track on each side of the motor. Wheels are raised above the transom when the boat is in the water, below the transom when transporting on land.

   Try this link.... from Kelly Denham  4/6/2001 8:07:00 PM Look at the photo of the dolly they have. The wheels are outside the edges of the boat, so the tipping problem shouldn't occur. I've yet to order this as I'm weighing this option vs. a small 8x6 cargo trailer. Neighbor has one I'm trying to talk him into selling cheap.

Hope this helps.

   Loading Carraige from tx_basser  4/6/2001 8:08:00 PM
 I saw a guy one time that made a loading carriage that he put his little boat on to and pushed it up on some 2 x 6's into the bed of his truck.

Something to think about.

   check this out......this is the best boat out there,I've seen them all from mike (  4/6/2001 10:30:00 PM
 Bass Baby they have wheels built in the bottom of the boat so you dont have to flip it over.Schafer Systems inc.1000 flag rd.Adair,IA 50002 ph# 1-800-222-4489

   boat dolly from Richard - ia (  4/6/2001 10:31:00 PM
 Get yourself a pipe bender (under $20) and some metal conduit, lawnmower wheels and design one yourself. I made one for my squearback canoe (120lbs) and it works fine. I saw a similar product in a Cabelas' catalog.



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