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Transporting a Bass Raider/Pond Prowler

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I know this might be a long-shot but I figured I'd ask anyways...

The girlfriends buying me one of those little 8-9' Pond Prowlers or the Bass Raider for Christmas! I haven't decided which one yet, though. Anyways, I'm trying to find an easy way to transport it if I wanna go a little farther away from my neighborhood lake. I drive a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo... Options I've seen so far would be to get a cheap small trailer and get a hitch, or to install some roof racks. Both of these are rather expensive (over $150, for my car at least) and I'm looking to do it on the cheap since I probably won't need to too often.

My good friend has a Dodge Ram, so it's not going to be too much of a problem throwing it in there and strapping it in, but I'd like to know in case I wanna go out myself.

Can anyone suggest anything?? Thanks in advance! ;)

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One options is to put a blanket underneath it and avoid the roof rack altogether. Or sit a couple pool noodles underneath it as a poor man's roof rack. Dang I'm a freakin' geniuos!  ;D

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Well, I have a pelican 11' jon boat and I put it in the back of my ford ranger.  Putting the boat in the water is not a problem, but taking it out and getting it back in the bed is.  When it is wet, it takes a few tries before I can get it in by myself.  I'm not saying it can't be done, but it is more of a hassle than its worth.  I would suggest you get a trailer.

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Okay, thanks for your input guys! I think that pool noodle idea might work somewhat until I can afford a trailer...

I'll be on the lookout for some trailer hitches for my car. Good thing I've got plenty of time.

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instead of the just the noodles cut them in half and use tie strap through the door while the door is open. I used to do this with a canoe and it worked really well.

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