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Old 13 January 2013, 15:00   #1
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Motorised Boat Movers......

Does anybody use a motorised boat mover for moving / manovering the boat around? Not looking for anything to launch or recover with, but somthing to help manouve it around at home would be usefull.

I have seen the "Mr Shifta" and they seem to be alot of money (might be me being tight...)
Does anyone use anything else?

I found this with a bit of internet surfing and thought it looked interesting.....

What does anybody else think...........

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Old 13 January 2013, 15:10   #2
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Old 13 January 2013, 15:10   #3
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You can buy a manual one for 15, which gives you a handle (connects to tow hitch) to use to pull with, we use it a lot, works for us, upto 25ft boats on level ground is easy with it!

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Old 13 January 2013, 16:07   #5
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I'd go for it but a bit over budget and I know I'd never sell the idea to the wife.....
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Old 13 January 2013, 17:03   #6
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50 they are out their if you are in the right place at the right time.its the only bit of luck I've ever had.. i had to promise i wouldn't pick her up from tesco's in it
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Old 14 January 2013, 07:26   #7
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I have the Mr Shifta 3 which was pricey for sure. It's not quite as effortless as the video suggests but I am moving a twin axle 7m on gravel so it hasn't got a lot going for it really.

It has got loads of grunt just struggles for traction on the gravel. Once on the road it's a whole lot happier.
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Old 14 January 2013, 08:49   #8
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The caravan people have many of these for sale..
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I had one of these hitchdrive things. Pretty good but only on Tarmac or concrete. Coped with slopes ok though.
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I reckon you could build one pretty easily using a reduction gearbox found on eBay and a Dewalt drill (found on another thread). Make sure the drill is a 12v one and an old car battery for the power delivery. find an old sack truck and a ball hitch and you'd just need to connect it all up.
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