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Laser Dolly Options and How to Assemble Them | Expert Advice

 

Looking for a Laser dolly? Not sure which one is right for you and for that matter, how the heck do you assemble them? Well, have no fear, we’ve got two great options to choose from and we’ll get to the assembling part a little later.

What are your dolly options?

When it comes to One Design Dollies there are two main brands to choose from; the Seitech Laser Dolly and the Dynamic Laser Dolly.  Both are well constructed with lightweight aluminum extrusions, solid polypropylene joints and rust free stainless steel hardware. Each easily breaks down into transportable pieces and reassembles in under a minute. Which brand you choose to go with really just comes down to your personal preferences on a few unique details.

What are the main differences between Dynamic Dollies and Seitech?

Availability?

Dynamic Dollies was founded in May of 2013 by a trio of Laser sailing enthusiasts and experienced entrepreneurs.  Among the founding members was Peter Seidenberg, who also founded and ran Seitech Marine Products until the sale of the company in the early 2000s. Marine retailers and sailors alike showed significant demand for Seidenberg’s previous product, but long lead times other availability issues from the current manufacturer brought the product line to a stand still by the end of the first decade of 2000.  Since 2013 Dynamic Dollies has filled the void and done everything Seitech did and more!  Super fast lead times, superb quality, and great customer support.  Seitech dollies are not readily available these days, but we still try and keep them in stock.

You will notice a difference between way in which the boat sits on the webbing strap.  Both offer a sling to cradle the aft of the dinghy, but the Seitech has the addition of upright stabilizing brackets. This allows some of the boat’s weight to rest on it’s gunwale rather than putting all of its weight on the hull during storage.
The Dynamic has molded tie down eyes for securing your boat to the dolly on each sling bracket and the bow, while the Seitech does not.
         
Dynamic Dollies offer a unique Trailer Hitch add-on option. This hitch isn’t meant for speeding your dinghy down the highway but it can certainly make things easier when you need to lug your Laser all over the marina, or down to the next club over.
Dynamic has another towing option – the bicycle adapter kit.  Two your boat with your bike and disconnect the kit from the dolly when you have to move the dolly by hand.
 
Last but not least, the most important difference between the two is that Seitech Dollies come with a Yellow Sling, and Dynamic Dollies come with a Red Sling! ..I’m only kidding, this is certainly not an important difference, but ooooh Red!
Dynamic Dollies Boxed Dolly

Assembly How To

The initial construction of ether dolly can be a bit daunting, and it may take some time, but we’re here to help you through it. Grab your Phillips head screwdriver (the only thing you’ll need for assembly).  Dollies have step by step instructions includes.  Watch our video and we will show you how it is done.
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