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how much weight on shell mounted roof rack

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rab89, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    rab89

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    So, I have a lightweight aluminum fishing boat, and I need a good way to transport it, I dont want to use my trailer all the time.

    I was thinking of getting a rack to mount onto my shell, but I am unsure if it will hold the weight...

    boat is under 200#, and I would use the mounts that bolt through the upper side of the shell.

    any ideas?

    mounted like this...

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    The limiting factor is the cap roof , I think 150 - 200 lbs is what most are rated for .
     
  3. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Does it fit in the bed? If so, a hitch mounted extended rest might work.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    it fits, but sticks way out the back, and then greatly limits what will fit in the bed...
     
  5. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    you need to get yourself one of these!! i got one for fathers day. havnt used it yet, but its awsome and i know that it will work great.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    like I said, sticks out too far, and limits what I can put IN the bed. not gona work for me.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    how big is that light weight boat?
     
  8. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    12 feet.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    the extender sticks out like 4'. my boat that im gonna use that for is 13'5"-13'6". it would stick out approx. 80" past my bed.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    wouldnt be too bad. looks silly, but i think it would work great for ya. i will quit buggin ya. good luck.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    I'm sure it would work, but that's not what I want to do...

    anyone have experience with the canopy mounted rack?
     
  12. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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  13. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    nice, thanks!
     
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