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Old 17-06-2010, 14:46   #1
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Moving a 12-13' Sunfish Into and Out of the Water - Easily !

we've been generously given a sunfish, about 12-13 ft. It probably weighs around 150 lbs. It's a bit much for me to move by myself, and I'd like to keep the boat in good shape and out of the water when not in use, so I'd like to be able to move it on and off a dingy dock rolling it up a ramp pretty easily.

Any ideas? Is there some sort of dolly thing I could use?
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See Rollaboat Tote Dolly for Sunfish, Laser, Optimist and other Daggerboard Boats « Rollaboat Tote
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While the dolly pictured is pretty handy and ok it does cause stress on the daggerboard trunk. I'd opt for the Seitech dolly made specifically for Sunfish if you were going to invest some money. Personally I've used a hand truck with a piece of carpet that works pretty good but your hand truck will get rusty after a few launches in salt water. I've also got a homemade dolly that works really good. Just use some plastic wheels and some long pieces of aluminum extrusion and your imagination and you can come up with something.
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Old 17-06-2010, 19:15   #5
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Depending on budget, a simple used garden cart or it's axle might be way cheaper. A few free wheeling huhs bolted to a 2X4 frame would do the same thing. Canoe carts might fit also. Baby carage? What ya got in the garage? I saw a single wheeled gizmo tied under one end of a rather large sailing dory for a similar aplication once.
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