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Not me, I have a Wilderness Water Rat. But it is often confused with a Caraboat.

 

I know a bloke with a Caraboat, and know that there is one moored on the Leek arm of the Caldon.

The one on the Leek arm is a Caracruiser not a Caraboat.

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We are the new owners of Caracruiser. Much googling has revealed it might've had the unfortunate name Miss Tickle and that it was gutted and the roof chopped around ten years ago.

It would be great to be in touch with other owners, especially if carrying out a total refit. Any suggestions on how to make it an "amazing space" welcome!

 

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Do the wheels come off before you launch,likewise the hitch? .How do you launch without wheels,or can they be removed once the boat is in the water.? can not imagine the wheels and hitch surviving for long under water. I like the idea for exploring isolated waterways,but would like to know how it all works.

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As I understand it the wheels and tow hitch are essentially a trailer and you launch the boat off it as you would any other towed boat.

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Do the wheels come off before you launch,likewise the hitch? .How do you launch without wheels,or can they be removed once the boat is in the water.? can not imagine the wheels and hitch surviving for long under water. I like the idea for exploring isolated waterways,but would like to know how it all works.

The Caracruiser has a separate trailer from which it is launched in the conventional way.The Caraboat,however,carries it`s towing gear with it and is launched by simply rolling it down the slipway and sailing away.As for the wheels and hitch not surviving long under water,mine is still going since I restored it 15 years ago and fitted replacement wheels and hubs(for safety`s sake), with the original suspension units,towing hitch and chassis from 1972.Is that long enough?

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The Caracruiser has a separate trailer from which it is launched in the conventional way.The Caraboat,however,carries it`s towing gear with it and is launched by simply rolling it down the slipway and sailing away.As for the wheels and hitch not surviving long under water,mine is still going since I restored it 15 years ago and fitted replacement wheels and hubs(for safety`s sake), with the original suspension units,towing hitch and chassis from 1972.Is that long enough?

 

 

 

Do the wheels come off before you launch,likewise the hitch? .How do you launch without wheels,or can they be removed once the boat is in the water.? can not imagine the wheels and hitch surviving for long under water. I like the idea for exploring isolated waterways,but would like to know how it all works.

 

 

As MokJumbo says.

 

As long as the bearings are good and sealed and packed well with grease it will last a long time. The trailer is as good as its builder.

 

You can use any small boat for exploring, i have a 20 foot cruiser for the same, well when it is finished. One benefit of the Crar Cruiser is you leave the trailer attached.

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