Bow lifter

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Bow lifter

Post by Mitch » 31 Mar 2018, 09:30

Was thinking of making one of these to help me when i'm solo & the boat is full up as at the moment I have to take a lot of the stuff out of the boat to be able to lift it & pull up a slip way.
Has anyone every used one & if so was it worth it.
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Re: Bow lifter

Post by pritch » 31 Mar 2018, 13:02

I made a body harness which works a treat and I can leave it inside the boat.
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Re: Bow lifter

Post by Mitch » 31 Mar 2018, 15:20

That could work, I’ve got some straps somewhere & it’s easy to knock up. Cheers pritch.

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Re: Bow lifter

Post by PeterM » 31 Mar 2018, 15:31

I used to struggle as I used to use my sib as fuel tanker with 75l of petrol for main boat - sliding everything rib the back helps the wheels take the bulk of the weight.

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Re: Bow lifter

Post by Paul » 31 Mar 2018, 21:41

PeterM wrote:I used to struggle as I used to use my sib as fuel tanker with 75l of petrol for main boat - sliding everything rib the back helps the wheels take the bulk of the weight.
+1 :thumbsup
As Pete says, put everything to the rear (over the axel) and when 'deployed' place your gear where required ;-)
I walked through the door marked 'EXIT' and life is now good!

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Re: Bow lifter

Post by Mitch » 18 Jun 2018, 10:18

I tried putting everything in the back over the wheels but you’ve still got to lift & pull at the same time, for a bloke that does virtually no excercise it’s still not easy so thought I’d make this up.
As some of the guys on here can testify when fully loaded for fishing or boating with camping gear etc it’s heavy, it took 3 of us to lift out of the water & pull up the slips down south & at Oban & I need to be able to do it on my own.
It cost me a couple of wheels, a few bolts & an afternoon, less than £30. I looked at the bought ones & found they aren’t that good as they’re made of light weight tubing & can bend or break plus they are very expensive. This is solid & it ain’t gonna bend or break plus it can be adjusted height wise.
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Re: Bow lifter

Post by Steve » 18 Jun 2018, 14:29

Nice one Mitch - that looks great!

I really need to learn how to weld as I'd love to be able to fabricate some 'gadgets' like this...

:cheers

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Re: Bow lifter

Post by Mitch » 18 Jun 2018, 16:12

Cheers Steve, it’s not difficult & you can get a mig off eBay, gumtree or Facebook market well cheap

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