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Dakota Boat Retriever #12514988
11/24/17 08:46 PM
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Hello!

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?

Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017] #12515014
11/24/17 09:32 PM
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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.


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Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017] #12515237
11/25/17 02:06 AM
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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


Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017] #12515278
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Make it difficult if you have guides on the trailer also....I would save my money and get an ulterra

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Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017] #12515368
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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

Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017] #12515679
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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


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Re: Dakota Boat Retriever [Re: BigBoater2017] #12525051
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I use a Z Launch, It works great and not too expensive


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