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#12514988 - 11/24/17 02:46 PM Dakota Boat Retriever
BigBoater2017 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 1

I've been looking for a long time for a way to launch my boat by myself. I'm really tired of busting my butt and getting my feet wet in the process of launching the boat. Recently, stumbled upon this Dakota Boat Retriever device in a google search.

Has anyone heard of it? Or tried it? Know of anything similar?

#12515014 - 11/24/17 03:32 PM Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017]
Tin Star Cajun Online   content

Registered: 10/05/16
Posts: 79
Loc: Temecula, CA/Midlothian, TX
A little expensive for me at $430 and you’d have to have a courtesy dock for it to work. It looks pretty cool though.
The only difference between a little girls scream and a warrior's battle cry is the direction your'e running!

#12515237 - 11/24/17 08:06 PM Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017]
chas1 Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 490
Loc: Stephenville tx.
That’s pretty neat device, but if I have a courtesy dock that close to the ramp, I can just walk it off . Does it say how much cord comes with it, would it be enough to do that at squaw Creek or is it just too far

#12515278 - 11/24/17 08:41 PM Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017]
44 Diesel Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 5326
Loc: Burleson,TX
Make it difficult if you have guides on the trailer also....I would save my money and get an ulterra

Edited by 44 Diesel (11/24/17 08:42 PM)

#12515368 - 11/24/17 09:59 PM Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3617
Loc: Arlington
IMO it looks like someone over thought the problem. You have to have a clear shot between your trailer and the dock and be at the dock to prevent boat damage and any wind could be an issue. Easier to tie a rope and float then pull. An ulterra also works

#12515679 - 11/25/17 09:09 AM Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017]
Trebor Neil Online   content
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Registered: 08/08/02
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Loc: Fruitvale, Texas
Welcome, glad you found us

A great place to get and offer help, However...
There are now 106392 Registered Users here, and you will get about 106391 answers to offer how to do it better , smile

Aw I guess I've just been here a LONG time

BTW: go down to the Off Topics postings and intro yourself.

Edited by Trebor Neil (11/25/17 09:13 AM)
You bettcha!


#12525051 - 12/03/17 07:17 AM Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017]
xse Offline

Registered: 02/02/14
Posts: 25
Loc: tx
I use a Z Launch, It works great and not too expensive
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