I mentioned this on a private post to the original sender, but a hitch is
an easy and sensible reality. Here follows my original post:
One of my friends used to tow a camping trailer with his MGB. He attached
a hitch to the bumper mounts using a removeable type hitch tongue. When he
wasn't using the trailer he could remove the ball assembly for appearance
sake. He said it was very easy to install and invisible when not in use.
His trailer would certainly weigh as much as your canoe and trailer.
This would be a big improvement on a roof mount!
>Don't forgot about the aerodynamic forces acting on the canoe at 55 mph.
>You'll probably have alternating up-forces and down-forces, all of which
>would probably kill your hard top. I don't think there is any room to
>attach a tow hitch on the MG, so you're best bet is the bumper carrier.
>I wouldn't do it, though. I'd just find a friend with a truck.
>Speaking of canoes, has anyone ever made their own? I drew up plans for
>a wood canoe, a wood/canvas canoe, and a fiberglass canoe, but I haven't
>had the time to start. Then again, the only place to canoe around here
>is the Okatoma Creek, which is like a long, straight, stagnant lake with
>lots of meanders and no current.
>Thomas James Pokrefke, III