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Dollies, Racks, and Hoists for Small Boat Transport and Storage

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Enjoy using your dinghy sailboat, kayak, canoe, SUP, or inflatable dinghy on the water by making sure storing and moving them is easy and convenient.    Moving a boat on land to water – launching and recovering – is made easy with a hand dolly.  No heavy trailers or hooking up a car to deal with.  Hand towed boat dollies are light weight, and easy to maneuver by a single person across most any terrain.  Dollies are boat specific so your boat will fit perfectly, balanced correctly (not too much tongue weight), and be properly supported.  Storage of small boats and SUP is often an afterthought, which leads to unsightly and inconvenient placements.  Dinghy boat racks and garage hoisting kits are dedicated solutions that take the hassle out of storing and retrieving your dinghy sailboat, kayak, canoe, SUP, or inflatable dinghy.

Who manufactures quality dollies and racks for the marine environment? Dynamic Dollies offers a full and wide range of dollies and rack storage systems. Seitech has in the past offered a full range of dollies and rack storage systems, but is presently only manufacturing and offering dollies for four boats (Laser, Sunfish, Opti and Laser Pico), and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) dollies and SUP racks. Seitech availability can also be an issue.  No other dollies or racks system are presently nor expected to be available from Seitech. Almost all Dynamic Dollies’ replacement parts will fit and work well with Seitch dollies and racks. At APS we note on our website which dynamic Dollies’ parts work with Seitech products. If there is any question, just contact us.

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Boat Dollies

Boat dollies are light weight hand maneuvered and hand towed ‘boat trailers.’  Dynamic Dollies and Seitch dollies have inflated tires.  Dynamic uses wheels hubs with low friction ball bearings, Seitech uses a plain bearing.  For soft, loose sand use you can choose a dolly with a larger tires option which prevents the wheels from sinking in the sand.  The frame of a quality dolly is made of anodized tubular aluminum for strength, light weight and corrosion resistance.  Joints are made of UV-protected industrial injection molded plastic and through bolted with stainless fasteners.  Through and through these dollies are designed for years and years of use in the marine environment.

For dinghy sailboats, all but optimist dinghy dollies will come with 3” webbing to cradle the hull and soft rubber cross bars or ‘V’ supports for the bow. Single axle dollies generally fit boats under 250 lbs, and double axle dollies accommodate boats in the 250-375 lbs range.  Dollies are boat specific, so if don’t see yours listed when it comes time to shop, let us know and we will have one custom made at no extra cost.

Dynamic Dollies Boxed Dolly

They arrive with easy to follow assembly instructions.  All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver.

Dynamic Dolly Disassembled

Easy to disassemble with quick release wheels, wing nut cross joints and some with spring loaded center tube disconnects.

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Dinghy Sailboat Dollies
Beach Catamaran Dollies
Inflatable Dinghy Dollies
Kayak Dollies
Canoe Dollies

 

 

Dinghy Sailboat Dollies

Strap support across the whole hull, ‘V’ pad on the center tube for forward support and a cupped bow rest for boats like the Laser, Sunfish & Byte with turned hull/deck rail or lip.

Strap support across the whole hull, ‘V’ pad on the center tube for forward hull support, and a ‘V’ pad on the upright tube for the bow support.  One of the most common types of dolly configurations.

Strap support across the whole hull, ‘V’ pad on the center tube for forward hull support, and a ‘V’ pad on the upright tube for the bow support.  This configuration has split upright handles for boats with bow sprits.

For larger dinghies there is a double center tube design.  Strap support across the whole hull, rubber padded cross bar for the forward hull support and on thee upright for the bow.

For larger and heavier dinghies there is a double axle and double center tube design.  Double strap support across the whole hull, rubber padded cross bar for the forward hull support and on the upright for the bow.

The strapless Optimist or Opti Dolly has strip pads on the tubular members that the relatively flat hull of the opti hull sits on.  The dolly also accommodates an opti turned upside down for storage.

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Catamaran Dollies

Dynamic Dollies are available for beach launched catamarans in two size ranges.

Small Beach Catamarans

Medium and Large Beach Catamarans

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Dollies for Inflatable Boats and Inflatable Dinghies

Dynamic Dollies are available for hard or soft bottom inflatable dinghies.  Chose from a range of dollies for inflatables from 8’ – 15’.

Soft Bottom Inflatables – Flat or Air Keel

This sling-less dolly works well on smaller flat bottom inflatables from 8′ – 10′.  The cross bars that the boat rests on are covered in a durable, non-marking, vinyl rub rail.  The uprights on the ends have a soft, non-marking molded covering.  Use with either flat bottom or air keel inflatables.  Simply roll the dolly into the water and float your dinghy on or off.

Hard Bottom Inflatables – Single Center Tube

This single tongue design is used with hard bottom inflatable boats (RIB) from 8′ – 12′.  The aft hull is supported in the sling, while the bow end of the keel rests on a firm rubber ‘V-Fitting’.  Simply roll the dolly into the water and float your dinghy on or off.

Hard Bottom Inflatables – Double Center Tube

This double tongue design is used with hard bottom inflatable boats (RIB) from 9′ – 15′.  The aft hull is supported in the sling.  The double tongue design uses a ‘keel tube’ that the boat’s keel rests on, and a ‘bow tube’ that the leading edge of the keel/bow rests against.  The tubes are covered in a durable braided marine hose.  The ‘tubes’ provide a much wider resting area than do ‘V-fittings’, so you do not have to line your boat’s keel up with the dolly so precisely when launching and recovering.  This makes it a popular choice for sailing programs, those who use their dolly frequently or use in any type of surf.  Simply roll the dolly into the water and float your dinghy on or off.

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Dollies for Kayaks

The aft hull of the kayak is supported in the sling, while the bow end of rests on a firm rubber ‘V-Fitting’.   Kayak dollies will have a narrow axle width and a long tongue length that best matches a kayak’s dimensions.  Choose from a range of dollies for kayaks from 12′ – 17′.

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Canoe Dollies

The aft hull of the Canoe is supported in the sling, while the bow end of rests on a firm rubber ‘V-Fitting’.   Canoe dollies will have a narrow axle width and a long tongue length that best matches a canoe’s dimensions.  Choose from a range of dollies for canoe from 11′ – 17′.

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Dollies for Stand Up Paddle Boards & Surf Boards

Transporting SUPs and large surfboards up to 15’ is easy.  These dollies have cross bars that the boards rests on which are covered in a durable, non-marking, vinyl rub rail.  The uprights on the ends have a soft, non-marking molded covering. Dollies are available in configurations for 1, 2, 3 or 5 boards.

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Dolly Towing Accessories

 

Tow Hitch adapters

These are designed to affix to the front of your dinghy’s dolly to tow your boat for short distances behind your ATV or car. Speeds should not exceed a walking pace.  Available for single or double center line tube dollies.

Bicycle Adapter for Dolly Towing

These allow you to tow your Dynamic or Seitechᆴ boat dolly behind your bike. Universal attaches to your bicycleメs rear axle. Quick and easy attachment and detachment of your dolly to your bike. Safety webbing strap as a backup connection. Install the other end of the bike adapter with wing nuts to your dolly so you can detach the adapter and use your dolly normally.  One is for towing a SUP dolly and other for boat dollies.

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Storage Racks

Storing your boats or boards on racks provides easy access and a convenient way to stack boats to minimize their space requirements.  All racks can be used inside or out.  They are completely marine weather proof.

Dinghy Sailboat Racks

Dynamic Dollies storage and trailer boat racks are available in two sizes: Small for boats like Optimists, Lasers, Sunfish, and alike; and also in Large to accommodate slightly larger boats like C420s and also Lasers and Sunfish.  There are many configurations to choose from and custom racks can be designed to accommodate two to twelve (or more) boats.

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Dinghy Sailboat Trailer Racks

These racks are designed to ‘U” bolt onto your road trailer permanently for easy long distance trailing of multiple boats and practical storage at home on the trailer.

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Sailboat Combo Rail System

These rail systems are added to your road trailer and allow you to slide/roll your boat and dolly onto your trailer all by yourself.  One person operation from offloading your boat from the trailer to launching in the water.  These are available for single and double center tube dollies.

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Kayak and Canoe Racks

These storage racks are available in free standing (tree racks) or wall mount for a range of kayak and canoe sizes.  Wall rack are available for 2, 3, or 4 boats, and free standing is available for 2, 3, 6 or 8 boats.

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Storage Racks for Inflatable Dinghies

These free standing accommodate hard bottom inflatables right side up and are available in modular configuration widths for 3, 6, 9, 12 or 15 boats.  Soft bottom inflatables use dinghy sailboat racks in size Large.

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Rolling SUP, Surf & Windsurf Board Racks

These racks allow you to roll boards close to the water during the day, and roll them back when finished.

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Garage Boat Hoists – Harken Hoister

These hoisted systems, by Harken, allow you to store car top boats, kayaks, canoes, inflatable boats, or recreational equipment up and out of the way in your garage.  Items can be hoisted or lowered by one person directly to or from or to your car.  The ball bearing block and tackle system makes it easy to lift your boat, even loaded with gear.  The system is designed to lift your load evenly, no matter how the weight is distributed.

  

Dinghy Sailboat Hoister

These allow you to drive into your garage and hoist and store a sailboat directly from the roof of your car.  Great for Optimist, Lasers, Sunfish – any boat up to 200 pounds.

Kayak Hoister

One person hoisting of your kayak directly to ceiling storage

Canoe Hoister

Canoes can be hoisted in line with your car if there is garage door clearance, or the system can be mounted sideways to your garage door so that it is not a factor.

Stand Up Paddle Board and Surf Board Hoister

Stand up paddles board, surf board, and wind surfer board storage is super easy with a hoister

Car Top Carrier Storage Hoister

Car top carriers can be detached from your roof rack and hoisted straight up and away for storage.

Bicycle Hoister

Each person in the family can hoist and store their bike out of the way to create more garage space.

Storage Platforms Hoister

A simple platform hoisted out of the way creates more garage space.

Jeep Top Hoister

Take advantage of nice weather and have your Jeep topless easily.

 Pick Up Truck Cap Top Hoister

These systems make it easy to take the cap top off your pickup.

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