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Old 05-30-2023, 11:27 PM   #41
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Cuban trails

I loaded three off road adventure bikes onto the aft cabin top on my GB42 for a trail ride through the mountains of Cuba some time ago. They were KTM 690 Enduro Rs so they weigh about 300 lbs each. Loaded and unloaded using the dinghy davit (not the boom) and secured them using ratcheting straps and bike chocks. Doused the metal bits in CRC 656 and covered with canvas to avoid big spray. Worked great.

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Old 05-31-2023, 02:27 AM   #42
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If you want

motorbike on board do like Harald Paul
one of road on board


and if you want put a "road" one and a quad you need tow a..barge


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Old 05-31-2023, 07:49 AM   #43
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Nice 690. Is that a 450 on the dock?
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Old 05-31-2023, 09:44 AM   #44
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@Hyperion, I canít imagine loading three of those onboard. I picture loading just one of my XR600 beasts and the idea seems crazy.

How was cruising around Cuba?
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Nice. My first bike was an XR400. It was great. The little towns and farms up in the mountains and hills were filled with the nicest people. We avoided the cities and got a good dose of the area. There is a funny boat related side story. Before I bought my trawler, none of us had a vessel that could get to Cuba so our plan was to pay a Shrimp Boat Captain to load our bikes on his boat and run us down to Hemingway Marina. He would then wait for us for a week there and then bring us and our bikes back. There were some doubts that he would be there when we got back if he had already been paid and certainly would not risk taking us based on a promise to be paid so we had a plan. We were going to do the deal like a movie plot drug deal. We would pay him the $10,000 in $100 bills all cut in half. His half was useless without our half and vsv. This was our "genius" plan. Fortunately I got a trawler as I think the "plan" could have gone sideways in a myriad of ways.
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We just purchased two Honda Trail '90's. They are . . . . well, fixer uppers! They weigh 180lbs, and we can run them onto the swim step with a passerelle, then hoist it with the boom onto the back deck where we can secure it and keep it out of spray. Probably use one of them with the buddy seat, but may use both, who knows?
We'll see how the "refit" on the bikes go, and since there is nothing that requires work on our boatat the moment, I'll dive right in!
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Old 05-31-2023, 02:25 PM   #47
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We just purchased two Honda Trail '90's. They are . . . . well, fixer uppers! They weigh 180lbs, and we can run them onto the swim step with a passerelle, then hoist it with the boom onto the back deck where we can secure it and keep it out of spray. Probably use one of them with the buddy seat, but may use both, who knows?
We'll see how the "refit" on the bikes go, and since there is nothing that requires work on our boatat the moment, I'll dive right in!
Probably the perfect Vessel utility motorcycle to get!

Have you seen the new ones? They are awesome and $4000 new! Heavier though. 256 lbs fully fueled.



https://powersports.honda.com/motorc...imoto/trail125
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We carried a couple of scooters for many years onboard and moved them with the davit and a couple of dinghies dependent upon where we were headed. If there is a good use for then its great to have them along.
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Probably the perfect Vessel utility motorcycle to get!

Have you seen the new ones? They are awesome and $4000 new! Heavier though. 256 lbs fully fueled.

Yes, I've seen them, and they look pretty neat, but I'm intrigued by resurrecting the CT-90's as well. Plus it's a way to "prove concept" without breaking the bank!
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I kept a Yamaha Zuma in the cockpit of my 53 Navigator for many years of traveling the Pacific Northwest. Itís heavy but no problem for the davit. Loved it.

Now I have a smaller boat - American Tug 34 - and I haul 2 foldable RAD e-bikes on the roof. Theyíre lighter, no gas/oil to deal with. But range is limited to ~25 miles (which is not an issue).
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Everything boating might be financial stupidity for you.
For us, buying a big boat and cruising full time is financially prudent.
I disagree. All boat owners are idiots. Thatís why I cut back to only five boats.
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Yeah I’m back to five too. Trying out a Jetson Pro e-bike at about 45 pounds reconditioned $250. So far about 15 miles range and 15 mph top.
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Yes, I've seen them, and they look pretty neat, but I'm intrigued by resurrecting the CT-90's as well. Plus it's a way to "prove concept" without breaking the bank!
Smart.
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Yes, I've seen them, and they look pretty neat, but I'm intrigued by resurrecting the CT-90's as well. Plus it's a way to "prove concept" without breaking the bank!
http://dratv.com/

Is the go to place for CT parts if/when the website works. They packaged and shipped well to Canada for me last year. It's real Mom and Pop operation.

I also ordered some parts from megazip as well when I had some RHD Toyota LandCruiser parts to buy.
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N_S, are you on ih8mud.com by any chance?
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I disagree. All boat owners are idiots. Thatís why I cut back to only five boats.
Hi, I'm Scot, I'd like to thank you for welcoming me to your group. It's been THREE WEEKS since I've bought a boat . . .

But it's only been TWO WEEKS since I bought two motorbikes . . .
There is no hope . . .
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Yeah. Haven't been active in years though.
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