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Transferring Laser from Kitty Hawk trailer to Dynamic Dolly

Torpedo

New Member
I got a new Dynamic Dolly. I‘m looking for advice on how to transfer to Laser from the Kitty Hawk trailer (lightweight boat trailer) to the dolly with just myself. I‘m a petite female, and anything labeled “lightweight” is near my max. lift capacity. I tried bringing the dolly behind the trailer, but the dolly handle is too high to get the dolly underneath the boat. So I disconnected the top one-third piece. Pushed the boat onto the dolly while the boat was supported trailer bar and sling. Getting the top-third leg to snap back into the tube is impossible without a second person. Im guessing someone has an easier method?..
 

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PMADONNA

New Member
Pull the dolly up to the swivel bow on the trailer at an angle, transfer the bow of the boat to the swivel bow on the trailer. pick up the stern of the boat and move it to the trailer. It might be heavy for you but that's the best way to do it. A second person on the stern is a big help even if they are also petite.
 

Torpedo

New Member
PMadonna
Thank you so much for this tip. I always wondered why the Kitty Hawk bow swiveled. Now, it all makes sense. Yes, the boat in general is heavy for me, but I’m gonna give this a try.
 

Wavedancer

Upside down?
Staff member
It's hard for one person because you have to lift the hull over the trailer supports and if you drop the boat...
 

Torpedo

New Member
Oh yeh, the high gully supports are a hurdle for me to get the boat over
Thanks Wavedancer for adding that info
 

torrid

Just sailing
Bow swivel is the best feature of the Kitty Hawk. One tip, always try to transfer the boat to and from the trailer with the trailer attached to your car. If the tongue of the trailer is sitting on the ground, it means you have to lift the stern of the boat even higher to clear the gunnel supports.
 

martin00042

New Member
Hi Torpedo- As Rob said, would it be possible for you to use the Kitty Hawk directly as a dolly? What advantage are you getting from the dolly?
I am new to Laser's, plan to buy a laser that comes w/ both, dolly and Kitty over the weekend.
Martin
 

msanford

Member
Is it possible to stack the dolly (with boat loaded) on top of Kitty trailer?
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No, that would be the purpose of the Right-On-Trailer where boat sits on dolly then dolly on trailer. I believe attempting that with Kitty Hawk would be a disaster.

BTW - going back to the above comment leaving the boat attached to the hitch is good vs dropping the tongue to the ground. However you can use the same principles to your advantage further. If you are near an embankment place the tongue on it higher or you could lift the tongue up and into the trunk of your SUV with the hatch door open. This would angle the stern down so not as high to lift over the rails. I would recommend taking a bungy or line around the bow eye holding it somewhat onto the "T-Handle" so you don't accidently pull the bow off the swivel as you lift the rear of the boat and transfer to dolly.

Above all, ask others to help whenever you need - anyone would lend a hand.
 
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