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ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby RIBbed for please » 20 Mar 2018, 09:50

I have a 2.8m Avon RIB that I carry on an MPV roof. No problem whatsoever. Avon RIBs are heavy as well, mine is 60kg

Check your roof bar/rack weight rating first. If thats ok, I unscrew the radio aerial and put a tarpaulin over the roof to avoid scratching. Lift the front of the RIB and stand the rib on its stern and lean it against the car on the tarpaulin, then lift the back and slide it forward on the roof rack. Its no harder to lift than carrying an outboard. Just make sure ts tied down tight, lol. Last year after I bought the boat I just used a couple of bits of rope and it flopped about all over the place, I've bought proper ratchet straps now and will be looking at maybe flat wood on the roof rack to support it better. It felt safe enough, just flapped about a bit.
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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby Cliff » 21 Mar 2018, 19:38

:cheers and :welcome to the forum. Pretty much how I'll be doing it. The rib weighs 60kg same as yours.. The roofrack will carry a small rhinocerus, so no problem there. instead of the tarp, I have an old car cover that will fit over the rib to protect it. I'll post some photos and also the outboard carrier that I'll be making.
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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby Cliff » 16 Apr 2018, 17:53

:yay Finally,finally, finally, picked up the rib today. took the trailer, but it needs some adapting to fit right, had to pack out with some seat covers to get it home. Good news is though the 2018 model is rated at 20 hp, :clappy , so no problem with the insurance. Glad I waited.
Hope to get the trailer sorted this week. The rib is definitely light enough to fit on the roofrack. I'll post some rig photos when it's done.
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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby Martin » 16 Apr 2018, 19:20

Cracking stuff cliff, So the boat is rated to 20hp after all :clappy
Looks awesome matey, you must be delighted.

My fribs up at Scotland at the mo, so I can’t get out with you just yet bud.
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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby Cliff » 16 Apr 2018, 21:49

Martin wrote:Cracking stuff cliff, So the boat is rated to 20hp after all :clappy
Looks awesome matey, you must be delighted.

My fribs up at Scotland at the mo, so I can’t get out with you just yet bud.


Yeah Martin, I'm made up with her, give me a shout when your available and we'll meet up. :cheers cliff
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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby Paul » 16 Apr 2018, 22:26

Yay ohyeh glad it's arrived at last matey :clappy
By the time you've adjusted the trailer to fit the weather should have sorted itself out ready to go boating :thumbsup
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Re: ADVICE ON A ROOFRACK BOAT

Postby Steve » 17 Apr 2018, 07:41

That looks ace Cliff - looking forward to seeing some more pics in due course :thumbsup
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