Archives for Uncategorized

New Product Release! How to put a 15hp outboard motor on the roof of your vehicle

NEW !!   The RT Trolley from BoatHoist The design team at BoatHoist have been working on giving our customers another option for carrying the outboard motor when taking a cartopper tinny on your next caravan trip. What we have come up with is a simple, robust loading system that really works. The Problem: Where do you put your outboard motor? In the back of the car? Fuel fumes in the car, not good. On the caravan A-frame? Exposed to the weather, dust and possible thieves. Will also affect your caravan ball weight. On the back of your caravan? Again the
Read More

7 things you need to know about – Carrying a boat on your vehicle

7 things you need to know about – Carrying a boat on your vehicle 1 – Plan for what you think you will need before you purchase a car or caravan. Many people buy their rig first then start adding all the “must have” toys only to find they quickly run out of space and the capacity to carry the extra weight. 2 – Most people plan to carry the boat either on top of the car or on top of a camper trailer but don’t forget that you will need storage space for an outboard motor, fuel tank, life jackets
Read More

What to look for when choosing a cartopper tinnie

What to look for when choosing a cartopper tinnie The fishing and boating opportunity’s across Australia are endless and if you are one of the lucky ones planning a caravan trip around Australia you might want to consider taking a small boat with you. From the quiet rivers of the NSW coast, across the freshwater lakes of the Snowy Mountains, down to the whiting hot spots of South Australia, Ningaloo reef, The Kimberly’s, The Great Top End and across to the spectacular Queensland coast the fishing and boating opportunities are endless. So what type of boat should you choose? The
Read More

Uni-Mount for Cargo Racks and Trays

NEW RELEASE FROM BOATHOIST 2016 !!! Uni-Mount for Cargo Racks and Trays Many people who are setting up to travel Australia with their caravan in tow are purchasing large cargo racks or trays to help carry the extra gear they need. Part of that extra gear often ends up being a cartopper tinnie. We are constantly being asked if our standard SideWinder boat loader could be fitted to this type of rack. The answer has been yes, sort of, maybe as we needed to customize the mounting points on our SideWinder Boat Loader to suit the exact width of the
Read More

7 Things you need to know about – folding boat trailers

7 Things you need to know about – folding boat trailers 1 – Do I need a folding trailer? Most caravan parks around Australia do not have boat ramps so the short answer is yes, unless you are going to caravan park where you know you have direct access to the water you will need a registrable folding trailer otherwise you will not get the best use out of your boat. 2 – When caravanning around Australia most experienced people with car toppers will pull up in the caravan park, drop the boat off the vehicle roof, assemble the folding trailer,
Read More

Do I need a kayak loader?

Do I need a kayak loader? This will depend on a number of things. The size of the kayak, the height of your vehicle, your physical ability, your age etc. You will know the first time you try to load your new kayak whether you need to invest in a kayak loader or not. What tends to happen is when you buy your kayak the salesmen help you carry the kayak out and load it onto your car, then you are on your own. Who is going to help you unload your kayak at home? How do you get it
Read More

7 things you need to know about – loading a kayak

7 things you need to know about – loading a kayak 1- Do I need a kayak loader? This will depend on a number of things. The size of the kayak, the height of your vehicle, your physical ability, your age etc. You will know the first time you try to load your new kayak whether you need to invest in a kayak loader or not. Don’t make the mistake of struggling to lift the kayak because you used to be able to do it 20 years ago, therefore you should still be able to do it. 2- Many people
Read More

About the BoatHoist Designer

About the BoatHoist Designer Steve Scott is a married 54 year old father of 3 who has enjoyed a life long passion with the water, pursuing fishing and boating interests across much of Eastern and Northern Australia. Growing up in the southern N.S.W coastal town of Kiama Steve travelled and worked extensively through regional Australia, camping and fishing  from Tasmania to Thursday Island and across to Darwin before finally settling in Bowen, North Queensland in 1986. Leaving there in 1993 Steve worked in Mt Isa, Gladstone, through the coal fields of the Bowen Basin and across to Karratha on West
Read More