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Old 04-09-2016, 03:10 PM   #11
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Another picture...I reread your post and realized that you're looking at the Hobie Pro Angler which is too big for the Hullavator rack. Have you considered getting a smaller Hobie like the Outback model? There is some good info on the Hobie forums.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:01 PM   #12
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Mounting Kayak on RV

I just bought a Pro Angler 14, it's a heavy wide boat plus I've added a ton of accessories. No way I wanted to try and lift it, I'm going with a trailer made for it and a scooter. But a second hand jet ski trailer (PWC) can be converted pretty easily with bunks or pvc pipe for cradles.


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Old 04-10-2016, 01:00 AM   #13
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Another picture...I reread your post and realized that you're looking at the Hobie Pro Angler which is too big for the Hullavator rack. Have you considered getting a smaller Hobie like the Outback model? There is some good info on the Hobie forums.
Been doing research for about a year. I have had several back surgeries, 2 spinal fusions, a shoulder replacement, both rotator cuff's repaired and a lot of other surgeries. The Hobie Pro 14 seems to be the most comfortable and stable for someone with injuries similar to mine. I just need to be able to stand up and move a little without having to stay seated the entire time. I'm probable going to mount it on top of my Excursion when using the TT and buy a small trailer when at home. I'll just have to get my wife to help when using the TT or offer a cold beverage to a fellow camper to help get it off the roof.
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I just bought a Pro Angler 14, it's a heavy wide boat plus I've added a ton of accessories. No way I wanted to try and lift it, I'm going with a trailer made for it and a scooter. But a second hand jet ski trailer (PWC) can be converted pretty easily with bunks or pvc pipe for cradles.


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Other than a cooler for behind the seat, I'm going to keep the accessories to a minimum when using it while traveling with the TT. I'll probably use a lot more accessories when I'm at home and can leave it on the trailer. I've been searching Craigslist nationally for the past month looking for a used one. Unfortunately a new one is out of the budget, but unless I find one in the next month or so, I'll splurge or sell some unused stuff to pay the difference.
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You could use some type of electric winch if you could mount it on a rack on top of the Excursion. We usually carry two Hobies on the roof rack when towing the RV. I bought a used jet ski trailer and modified the bunk for carrying and storing the Hobies when at home so I don't have to lift them to the roof. Good luck with your search. It appears that you may have already viewed the Hobie forum but here is the link for the Hobie forum in case you haven't:

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:29 PM   #16
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This isn't a rooftop kayak rack but it's really pretty neat. Our current "next door neighbors" have this and it's by (like KKelly mentioned) rvkayakracks.com
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Try this. I made a side rack for mine, but because it is light, I didn't need the power assist. There are several different makes.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:57 PM   #18
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I just got back from my maiden fishing trip with our MH and Hobie Pro Angler. Two weeks fly fishing huge rainbows in British Columbia. The boat is amazing, with the motor kit it was hands free fishing and I never did use the mirage drive pedals.
Loading and unloading from the trailer worked great I backed the boat off enough to put the dolly wheels underneath then wheeled it to the water. I couldn't get the dolly back in while the boat was in the water but I pulled it partially out and tipped it enough to slide in the wheels.



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