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purchased a used 16' with no trailer... need advice on moving to another lake

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tomgru
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Hi all.... Just purchased a 2010 16' up in the Pacific NW, and need to move about 25 miles from one small lake to another.  Boat does not have a trailer, so am researching the best type to rent for the move.

I would also love some advice on how to best tow it with regards to the roof and windows?  It will be on a highway for much of the drive, so I assume windows up?  Should I pull the roof and windows off completely to be safe?


   
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What model Duffy are you moving? 

When I had my 2010 Duffy M160 removed for some repairs recently, my dealer did some modifications to a trailer to accommodate my boat's unusual hull design.  He insisted that the windows be removed to avoid scratching by road sand and debris, and he also removed the top, although the need for top removal was more questionable.

If you are moving an M160 or Cat 160, I can send you some pictures with the trailer modifications, but I can't help you if you have Duffy's traditional V-hull design.

Good luck, and let us know what you do and how the move went.

Rob

 

 


   
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What model Duffy are you moving? 

When I had my 2010 Duffy M160 removed for some repairs recently, my dealer did some modifications to a trailer to accommodate my boat's unusual hull design.  He insisted that the windows be removed to avoid scratching by road sand and debris, and he also removed the top, although the need for top removal was more questionable.

If you are moving an M160 or Cat 160, I can send you some pictures with the trailer modifications, but I can't help you if you have Duffy's traditional V-hull design.

Good luck, and let us know what you do and how the move went.

Rob

 

 

It's the Back Bay... so v-hull.  But thanks. good advice on windows.  I do wonder about the top.  if you can leave it on, you could just tuck the windows up to the rooftop as designed. 


   
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My dealer didn't like the tuck the windows up under the roof idea.  He feels the underside of the windows is still too vulnerable to damage.  The damned things are expensive, so I didn't want to argue with him, and it wasn't that big of a deal to take them off. 

Good luck,

Rob 


   
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