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Old 05-18-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Help me design a rack to haul a boat

Today I picked up a 14' aluminum boat, and I want help designing a rack so that I can haul the boat above the cab/bed. I've got a tool box in my bed, so this pretty much rules out a traditional ladder rack, but I would consider one if a better option isn't found. I will likely have to build this rack out of wood because I do not have access to a welder. Here are some pictures to help you guys out.

Here is a good side view for drawing purposes.


Here is the truck with my tool box installed.


The boat.

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:35 PM
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Here is my first idea. Pretty much straight forward, but I would put a pad between the cab roof and frame to prevent scratches.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:02 PM
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Looks like you pretty much have it figured out, the only thing I would add was maybe some diagonal supports connecting the front legs to the part of the frame over the cab so that you don't stress the connection point over time.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:41 PM
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ever thought about getting a trailer for the boat? those are a bitch to take on and off by yourself.
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I have, but I will already be pulling another trailer. Does anyone know if a ladder rack off of an S10 would fit? I found this on CL.
http://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/2330627950.html
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:01 PM
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Here is my first idea. Pretty much straight forward, but I would put a pad between the cab roof and frame to prevent scratches.
very similar to the one i gave u stoill think a support on the rail would be good

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I have, but I will already be pulling another trailer. Does anyone know if a ladder rack off of an S10 would fit? I found this on CL.
http://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/2330627950.html
if the s10 beds are the same size yes but i dont think they are
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:13 PM
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Wood wont be strong enough,and if you do make it strong enough it will be so over built it will look stupid.I know because i just went through this.I also had a tool box and what i did was buy an adjustable rack off ebay and modify it so the tool box still fit.Real cheap and looked good,actually probly cheaper than you can build one from wood.

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Here is a pic of the rack,i cant find one after i modded it but all i did was cut off the front gusset,the rack went on first then the tool box mounted on top of that and was bolted to the bed sides right through the rack as well.It worked great.I would love to sell it to you but i would want $125 for it and the shipping would kill you.They sell them here at Princess auto so i am sure they are out there but like i said i got this one off Ebay.




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Old 05-18-2011, 10:20 PM
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heres an idea! sorry not the best illustration

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heres an idea! sorry not the best illustration

towing a trailer behind
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:24 PM
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Sorry, Fixed! tehehehehe

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Old 05-18-2011, 10:30 PM
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u know what if u made it higher he could do thayt because there are systems w two recivers and hey are not that long at all

i ve wanted one but ehhh

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Old 05-18-2011, 10:32 PM
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^^^ I like that!
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ME TOO lol i want it for my bikes when i go camping and dont have room to put them over the tailgate like normal
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:35 PM
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seriously, that could work out, Boat is 14', 6' on the bed, support it out to 10' overhang 4'. As long as the trailer tonge is long enough to clear, I dont see why not.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:37 PM
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seriously, that could work out, Boat is 14', 6' on the bed, support it out to 10' overhang 4'. As long as the trailer tonge is long enough to clear, I dont see why not.
Check your local laws,here that would be illegal,too much overhang.Not to mention the trailer sway if it had any weight at all.
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