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Old 14 August 2014, 20:13   #21
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My bro has a 4.7 zodiac grand raid with a 50hp yam 2 stroke and we carry it up and down a really steep shingle bank from the trailer to the sea and back everytime we take it out!! We have to take the fuel tank out and It's not easy but the two of us can do it!! It was a tad embarrassing for the guy next to us struggling with his 3m and 5hp and two mates
Got a picture of two people carrying the boat and motor down the beach together?

My 4.2m weighs around 400lbs with everything else removed other than the outboard. I weigh 165lbs and can carry a little more than my own weight for a short distance, as I do often when scuba diving doubles with a scooter, but not when it is awkward. There is no way we could even lift my boat off the ground with two people as the balance points would not work out. 200lbs+ per person is pretty manly. Even with the rear wheels it was a lot of work for two of us to roll it across a soft sandy beach. Once I built the front wheels it made it so much easier since half our energy wasn't going into lifting anymore, just pushing/pulling.
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Old 15 August 2014, 01:45   #22
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Got a picture of two people carrying the boat and motor down the beach together?
I'd like to see that picture too. That's a lot of boat for two guys.

I used to have a Zodiac MK IIC GT (3.8m) and a Yammie 25hp, and that was just about manageable, but ideally you'd want a third person to lift the bow.
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Ill get someone to take one next time!! I don't know how lbs convert to kg's I'd say somewhere around the f@in heavy mark and I'm not saying it's easy! But it's done! Sometimes we use an old wakeboard Under the transom on the way up and just heave it over the shingle depends how tired you are after a couple I hours at the tiller!!
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Old 15 August 2014, 05:16   #24
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I would guess an MK3 with a 50hp is around 220kg running the conversions through google. So each person is lifting 110kg. Very manly indeed. Four of my friends would struggle hauling that over our beaches.

We roll my boat over this beach, which is even a work out as the sand can be soft. Beach is probably around 300 meters across, with a steeper slope at both ends.

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That's a tad further than we have to haul It that's for Shure! It's all in the legs
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Old 15 August 2014, 05:37   #26
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Got a picture of two people carrying the boat and motor down the beach together with no shirts?
Sorry mate, had to do it... Specially after the manly part.

But yeah, that's pretty impressive.

Me and a mate have carried my boat across the beach wearing scuba suits + weights with the rest of equipment inside my Suzumar 320 with a Yamaha F2.5. The boat should have been weighting about 70-80 kg in total and we could only carry it like this on the way down. Even though we did it running, it was quite a hard task and we are both 24 and fit. The main problem is the lift points.
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It didn't take but 12 posts to lose all credibility unless of course we see some pics.
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Ill get someone to take one next time!! I
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Ok, so is there such a thing as a stowable launch trolley? Something that mounts on the top of the boat after use. I can see it being easier to launch if the wheels are nearer the centre of gravity.
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Not sure Simon if this is your first boat. With all your intended guests, have you done any training?. I have found the smaller and easier to live with, the more I use the boat. Too big, too much hassle the more you, friends and family will loose interest.
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