A very long boat on my rather short Prius

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  1. Brodie

    Brodie New Member

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    I'm sure some Prius owner out there has a racing single that's longer than my 23' kingfisher, but here it is looking decidedly weird on top of my Prius! Not the transport setup I would use for long trips with a boat this big but it drove fine for the short trip to the river I did today. Boat is 23' long, about 19" wide, weighs 45 lbs and is entirely built of wood (and needs a little TLC).
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  2. TonyPSchaefer

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    Take the same picture against a "cleaner" backdrop and I think you have your next avatar.

    Great picture!!
     
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    Brodie,

    Very nice boat. Did you build it? From a kit or scratch? :rockon:

    It passes the 50 Foot Rule: (You can't see the dings, etc from 50 ft.) :D
     
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    I did not build it. It was built 10 years ago by the boatman at Tabor academy, I believe from scratch. I am planning on refurbishing it this summer, it mostly needs cosmetics but a couple of the coaming pieces are cracked. Not sure if they are fixable with epoxy or will need to be replaced.
     
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    That is a sleek looking boat. Lotta mass beyond the tiedowns so watch out for quick turns (on the road).

    Youse can fix anything with epoxy.
     
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    Very cool picture. I need to try rowing some day...
     
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    nice car and boat. this really makes me miss my kayak.
     
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    Looks a little different to my tinny and electric outboard.

    By the way, anyone in Australia try this trick and you might wear a ticket. The maximum distance from the centre of the rear axle to the rear of the vehicle and any load on the vehicle is 60% of the wheelbase or 3.7 metres whichever is the lesser.

    In South Australia you would wear a fine of about $130.00
     
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    That is really humorous. but, as long as it works. should prepare a better air pocket for Prius.
     
  10. Brodie

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    The rule I've always heard is no more than 4' off either end. But I really have no idea. I used to have a 25' racing shell that I transported on my ~16' truck, and I've seen folks with racing doubles (~33') on top of vans. I'm sure I'm breaking some kind of rule but so far, no trouble. I am sure to put that red flag on so that no one drives into the back of the boat.
     
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    What a sight !

    Mr Canoehead would be *proud*
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    Very nice boat and very nice Prius car.

    Prius has become a standard-bearer in its segment. While many automakers have yet to even develop a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, Toyota is already on its third generation of the Prius. This four-door hybrid has become a hit with consumers because of its stellar fuel economy, relatively uncompromised driving and acceleration characteristics and reasonable price.
     
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    What kind of racks are those? i am looking into getting a 18ft. paddleboard and need to get some racks for my 2008 Prius.