Originally Posted by stray
Nice idea, it'll be useful when there's 2 of us to drag the boat.
I'd like some of these to help me drag the boat to the water when I'm by myself;
or I'll have arms like an orangutan by the end of the summer.
I find that by shifting most of the stuff to the back of the Sib and by having the engine(s) on the transom there is little or no felt weight at the bow.
It's almost like a bike wheelying due to the rear end weight.
As I only pull mine a couple of feet out of the water then winch it onto the trailer this set up works well for me.
Certainly would have orangutan arms not to mention shoulders like a bison after dragging it any great distance up an inclined shingle beach a few times tho ha ha ha!
Certainly raises a few eyebrows amongst the traditional boaters when I emerge from the water towing the Sib behind my back then dry recover it on the beach onto the trailer whilst they are all up to their arm pits trying to get their boats onto their trailers in the brine!
That's why I love the flexibility of the old Sib.