Do you want to transport your inflatable boat without the hassle of taking it apart?
Well, read on because I’m going to share 4 easy steps with you. These steps will help ensure that your next trip is successful!
Transporting an inflatable boat is much easier than a bulky traditional boat. Inflatables are easy to store and transport because they fold up into a small package. They can also be transported on the roof of a car or in the backseat.
Here are the list of the best way to transport your inflatable boats:
1. Car roof rack
The most common way to transport an inflatable boat is on your car’s roof rack.
This is more convenient than deflating your boat, especially if yours takes a long time to reassemble.
The only restriction to this method of transporting your boat is the size of your boat. It can’t be much larger than your car’s, as it becomes a safety hazard.
For transport on a roof rack, deflation of the main tubes and keel (if present) are recommended; additionally, protection from the sun and rain should be considered. Driving at a slow speed is advised for safety reasons
To fix a boat to the car’s roof, you need to deflate the keel
You can put straps through handles on both sides of the boat and tie them down in the car
If your boat is wider than your roof rack, you can place 2 pieces of wood across your roof rack towards the front and towards the back.
2. A Trailer can help
Inflatable boats are a great way to get out on the water, but they can be a pain to transport. Launch wheels are a great solution to this problem, allowing you to easily roll your boat from the car to the water. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing launch wheels for your inflatable boat.
The weight rating of the wheels is important, as is the size. You also need to make sure that the wheels will fit your boat. Launch wheels are designed to be flipped up when you‘re on the water, but you can remove them if they get in the way of your engine. With launch wheels, transporting your inflatable boat is a breeze.
3. SUV cargo area
Transporting an inflatable boat can be a bit of a challenge, but with some planning and preparation, it can be done. If you have a large SUV and a not so large inflatable boat, you can fit your boat into the SUV’s cargo area. You must deflate the main tubes of the boat to fit it. There are a few things to keep in mind when transporting an inflatable boat:
– Make sure that the SUV is clean and free of debris before placing the boat inside
– The inflated tubes of the boat will take up most of the space, so make sure there is enough room left in the cargo area for other items
– The weight of the inflated tubes may cause damage to your car if not properly secured
– Secure the boat in place with ropes or straps to prevent it from moving around during transport
4. Deflated transport
SIB can be transported in a compact form inside the trunk of a car or pickup truck.
A deflated SIB will only weigh 10-15 pounds, but the largest SIB can fit in the trunk of a small car.
If you’re going to transport your SIB with a pickup truck, make sure to have a cover prepared.
There are many high-quality tonneau truck covers in stores.
Carrying an inflated SIB isn’t as hard as you may think.