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Old 08 March 2017, 10:51   #1
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Trailer mover for beach

My next door neighbor tells me in the canaries guys take thier boats on the beach with a modified caravan mover with wide tyres anyone seen one are they just mods or are they an off the shelf item over there any info would be good.
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Don't caravan movers use an electric roller on the tyre to move the van on hard.
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Not sure how a caravan motor mover would work on a boat trailer. I'm guessing it wouldn't like being submerged. And they are very expensive!
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Old 09 March 2017, 02:10   #4
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i did a lot of searching last night the only thing i could see was a large caravan mover which i suspect is a mod and it seemed as if the boat was dropped off to wait for the tide to come in, it traveled on sand ok but getting it wet is an issue.
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I know these are for moving light aircraft, but I think it would be this type of mover that the tow coupling goes onto for a caravan.Full line of Powertow Aircraft Tugs for Light and medium aircraft.


Looking at them I would not think it would be hard to make one.


I think it would be easy to convert a rotavator. Just google mini rotavator and think of changing the blades for a simple shaft with a pair of suitable wheels.
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I know these are for moving light aircraft, but I think it would be this type of mover that the tow coupling goes onto for a caravan.Full line of Powertow Aircraft Tugs for Light and medium aircraft.


Looking at them I would not think it would be hard to make one.


I think it would be easy to convert a rotavator. Just google mini rotavator and think of changing the blades for a simple shaft with a pair of suitable wheels.
I had a mr shifta but it was too slow the garden stuff would work as would a small quad it's just the weight I would want to put it in the boat to transport
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I have a 5hp rotovator with drive wheels on it. These are overall about twelve inches in diameter, with a fairly hefty tractor type thread. I intend to be making a towball attachment to fit in order to move my hardshell boat and trailer in and out of it's parking spot (my sib is in a box trailer, easy). The two downsides for beach use would be lack of reverse gear on most rotovators and the weight,, they're chuffin' heavy.
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There was a company flogging a boat trailer system at Seaworks last year. Electro-Hydraulic drive to the wheels iirc. 'Kin expensive & over engineered IMO. I'll see if I can find a link to it.
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To be honest I think it would have to be powered jockey wheel that's in position all the time engine/motor high up weight is the issue
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To be honest I think it would have to be powered jockey wheel that's in position all the time engine/motor high up weight is the issue
Is this the kind of thing you are thinking of?
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