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    Default Using Levitator raft to haul ATV across river?

    Anyone ever try to use the Levitator or something similar to haul an ATV across a river? I know structurally the rafts can support it, but unsure if its feasible with the load shifting etc. Curious as to any thoughts.

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    the people that use rafts should be able to help with problem SID

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    Understood. I posted in the raft forum as well. Just wanted a variety of opinions. I use both canoes and rafts and respect the knowledge of both users. Thanks though.

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    I'd try it on a lake first. Watch your weight and load height.
    Your going to need a sheet of plywood.

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    I would definitely start small then go big: lake, class I, class II, top out at III. Since this is the canoe forum (though KaBoats are talked about a great deal here and those are more raft than canoe, I do love my KaBoat and use it extensively) I have had the other idea about utilizing two canoes as pontoons and assembling a platform in the field. Any one have thoughts on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska80 View Post
    I would definitely start small then go big: lake, class I, class II, top out at III. Since this is the canoe forum (though KaBoats are talked about a great deal here and those are more raft than canoe, I do love my KaBoat and use it extensively) I have had the other idea about utilizing two canoes as pontoons and assembling a platform in the field. Any one have thoughts on that?
    That seems like a far better option than using a single craft like a Levitator. Any big cataraft would probably have a wide enough beam to keep the center of gravity inside the base of support. A pair of canoes would be pretty much the same. You can lash to a custom frame to get the width you need. Of course that stability comes at a price, which is much decreased maneuverability.

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    The same problems your facing using a raft to hall ATV across a river people had moving wagons across rivers and lakes. Instead of trying to reinvent the raft make a raft out of barrows and wood. Simple, cheep and effective, what more is there?

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