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    Transporting on a flatbed trailer???

    Getting a GPR from a fellow member, but I need a trailer. I have access to a flatbed trailer. So my question is, is there some I can make that will be able to move it on a flatbed trailer? Thanks


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    Sure there is. Make a set of 'bunks' out of a pair of 2x6's. Cut some 2x4's the width that you need and fasten them to the 2x6 bunks. It will keep the keel off the flatdeck and support the ski. It is not ideal, but it does work. Make sure you tie down in such a way that the ski cannot move front to back or when you hit the brakes your straps will loosen.
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    you and 3 of your friends should be able to carry it, and build a cradle out of 2x4s to place it on, and strap it down of coarse

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    Thanks for the info guys. jkindt, how do you secure the ski to the trail ( strap locations )? And did you just use 2X6's for the bunks w/ 2X4's as cross braces? Thanks

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    Fyi use 2x6 7 feet long on 14- 1/2' centers turned up sideways for gpr hull secured good to a flat bed with L brackets and secure ski front and rear so it can't move front to rear at all. You can't use any cross braces they will hit the V in the botton of the hull.Tommy Jordan

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    Canadian Beaver Inspector jkindt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    Fyi use 2x6 7 feet long on 14- 1/2' centers turned up sideways for gpr hull secured good to a flat bed with L brackets and secure ski front and rear so it can't move front to rear at all. You can't use any cross braces they will hit the V in the botton of the hull.Tommy Jordan
    Yes, use 2x6's for the bunks. If you do as 2fast4u said and use L brackets to secure them, you wont need cross braces. I made mine with 2x4 cross braces under the 2x6's only because I used the bunks as a stand when the ski was in the garage. I secured the bow of the boat with one strap going forward and another going back to keep the ski from being able to move front to back, then I secured the back of the ski down to keep it from bouncing off the trailer. Like I said, not ideal, but it worked for this summer.

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