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cat trax cradle on trailers #169438
02/25/09 09:08 AM
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Anyone got any pix of some cat trax holders on thier trailers. Ive got a double stacker, so really looking for a dual setup(2 cat trax). Im tired of crawling underneath the boat and tying on the cat trax, and I dont want to scratch up my bows.


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: dave mosley] #169442
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dave, I carry my cattrax so that they're resting on the trailer tongue just in front of the a-frame and so the cradles are hugging the hulls on both side. They're tied off to the trailer crossmember.


Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: ThunderMuffin] #169445
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Dude, you have A cats. Couldn't you just carry them to the water in your pocket?


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: zander] #169453
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Mine is not so light like Jakes cheater boat : )
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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: dave mosley] #169460
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heh? wha? My hull's aren't even carbon.


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: dave mosley] #169461
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Hey Dave,

I don't have a picture, but I'll describe what we use, a variant of what started as the "Lemme Slide" (invented by Mike Lemme using two old snow skis).

Take two lengths of electrical conduit and attach between the front and rear trailer crossbars, about a foot apart from one another. You can then slide the Cat Trax all the way under the boat from behind the trailer without having to worry about picking them up to get over the front trailer crossbar.

It helps to use end caps so you don't cut your legs up on the corners of the conduit.

Works great for Hobie 16s. Your mileage may vary with lower-profile boat crossbars.

Hope this helps.

Mike

Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: brucat] #169472
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Works great for Hobie 16s. Your mileage may vary with lower-profile boat crossbars.


I know this wont work on my 20 without lifting the hull cradles on the trailer crossbars.


Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: ThunderMuffin] #169491
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I turn my trax upside down and set them on the hulls just in front of the cross beams...

Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: mikekrantz] #169493
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I Think I've posted this before. I got a piece of 2x2 square aluminum and took it to the guy that was building my trailer. He made the rack for the tracks from that by adding a plate to the bottom of each piece and drilling the plates for u-bolts. I lined the brackets at the top with a piece of carpet. Made it a little tall, but it later worked out perfectly to add a borrowed, plastic, locking truck box between the stands for additional storage. Cheap and purpose-built. More pics if you want them.


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: John Williams] #169495
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John

That limbo bar is waayyyy too low.

Not fair :P

Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: ThunderMuffin] #169510
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I've got about the same set-up as JW but use the mast holder with a bracket for the front leg.
Todd


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: ThunderMuffin] #169511
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Originally Posted by Undecided
John

That limbo bar is waayyyy too low.

Not fair :P


Not for THE squirrel.


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #169548
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I just riveted a couple of these onto the trailer. Cheap, and could not have been easier!


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: Dazz] #169584
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Originally Posted by Dazz
http://www.ronstan.com/marine/product.asp?ProdNo=PNP94

[Linked Image]

I just riveted a couple of these onto the trailer. Cheap, and could not have been easier!


what part of the trailer did you put it on? Any pics?

Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: ] #169605
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So many variations, like the phrase, 'theres more than 1 way to skin a cat'- I have no idea about the history of this phrase, if you know for sure, PM me please, as I use it all the time.

Anyways,

I always put the axle to the cat wheels, across the traler near the front of the 'a' frame part near the front. Then I'd slide the cat wheels back, cradles up, under the bows, and tie it off to the bows at the tang. Easy and out of the way. The others are good ideas also, just thought I'd add.


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Re: cat trax cradle on trailers [Re: Todd_Sails] #169690
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I put them on top of the a-frame section of the trailer. far enough back so the wheels just touch the frame and do not spin while moving. My bows sit so high at the front of the trailer there is no way of using them to hold the rollers on.






There are several versions of this saying, which suggests that there are always several ways to do something. Charles Kingsley used one old British form in Westward Ho! in 1855: “there are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream”. Other versions include “there are more ways of killing a dog than hanging him”, “there are more ways of killing a cat than by choking it with butter”, and “there are more ways of killing a dog than choking him with pudding”.

Mark Twain used your version in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in 1889: “she was wise, subtle, and knew more than one way to skin a cat”, that is, more than one way to get what she wanted. An earlier appearance is in ’Way down East; or, Portraitures of Yankee Life by Seba Smith of about 1854: “This is a money digging world of ours; and, as it is said, ‘there are more ways than one to skin a cat,’ so are there more ways than one of digging for money”. From the way he writes, the author clearly knew this to be a well-known existing proverbial saying. In fact, it is first recorded in John Ray’s collection of English proverbs as far back as 1678.

Some writers have pointed to its use in the southern states of the US in reference to catfish, often abbreviated to cat, a fish that is indeed usually skinned in preparing it for eating. However, it looks very much from the multiple versions of the saying, their wide distribution and their age, that this is just a local application of the proverb.

The version more than one way to skin a cat seems to have nothing directly to do with the American English term to skin a cat, which is to perform a type of gymnastic exercise, involving passing the feet and legs between the arms while hanging by the hands from a horizontal bar. However, its name may have been suggested by the action of turning an animal’s skin inside out as part of the process of removing it from the body.


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