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mrprostar
11-26-2008, 02:12 PM
Unlike much of the country, the southwest is not known for private lakes or lakes with private land anywhere near them. There is usually one dock at each boat ramp and that is it. So the way we spend a day at the lake is load the boat with food, a canopy, chairs, at least four people and four dogs and attempt to find a sandy, flat, secluded spot surrounded by good water to set up camp. Needless to say the boat is packed. Well in January we are expecting our first kid and that will only add to the problem. Given the current rate of purchasing baby items, it will double our gear for a day on the lake. Does anyone have an idea of how to get the gear and people to the beach comfortably without throwing dogs overboard and without leaving people at home. It is typically a 15 to 20 minute ride from the ramp to a good spot at 30 mph. So two trips is impractical and a waste of fuel. I invisioned some kind of side car looking thing, but don't see how it would work realistically. Any help would be appreciated.

point1234
11-26-2008, 02:22 PM
get a little dingy to tow behind your boat.

brucemac
11-26-2008, 02:22 PM
how about a big tube, canoe or skif?

/edit okay, well maybe not a canoe :)

ChicagoX55
11-26-2008, 02:25 PM
tow a dingy or a large tuge. . .or just buy a bigger boat! lol

ChicagoX55
11-26-2008, 02:26 PM
sorry tube*

corey
11-26-2008, 02:48 PM
Fab up some sort of bimini/rack for that tower!

ski_king
11-26-2008, 03:14 PM
how about a big tube, canoe or skif?

/edit okay, well maybe not a canoe :)

I agree, don't use a canoe. I did that once and had very bad results.....

Sodar
11-26-2008, 03:26 PM
What about an inflatable boat. Something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVQt-4wvxMk

http://ppgmedia.buysell.com/ppgphotos/CT2004514144213706/CT2004514144213706_200832591908622935-display.jpg

bobx1
11-26-2008, 03:28 PM
This is what guys use that take long jet ski trips (i.e. camping):

http://www.quadel.net/hydrotrailer.htm

Also, you may consider a "foldable" boat.

http://www.porta-bote.com/best.html

russlars
11-26-2008, 03:31 PM
How about something like this with some tie downs or some of that webbing material like you can place over an open pickup bed to keep things from falling off?

brucemac
11-26-2008, 04:22 PM
that hydrotrailer is a cool idea, but 11 cubic feet is nothing.

ttu
11-26-2008, 04:50 PM
here you go.

a sport utility towable. holds over a 1K pounds and can be used 3 different ways.

Sodar
11-26-2008, 05:01 PM
here you go.

a sport utility towable. holds over a 1K pounds and can be used 3 different ways.

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brucemac
11-26-2008, 08:02 PM
hey sodar, i may be interested, but i'm slammed getting ready for t-day. if it's still available next week, i'll pm ya. i could use this on our anual houseboat trip. we're planning on going early next year and camping out ahead of the rest of the family and houseboat. this would come in handy.

atlfootr
11-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Exactly!

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