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Offline bucketboy

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Home made trolley
« on: November 29, 2009, 02:55:12 pm »
There has been a couple of threads on this forum lately about motorized kayaks, which ever one you fancy (or not)  the one thing I do know.................they are HEAVY. ???


After sweating like a rapist dragging my fully loaded Prowler Big Game up and down the river bank on my C-Tug, I decided to have a go at making a trolley that was easier to load and Pull :-\


I sent a few hours on the interweb until I found this dinghy dolly which I shamelessly copied ::)




I started by making 4 kayak supports, 2 axle braces and 2 front pivot braces from a couple of 10mm thick nylon chopping boards ( I used a jig and router to ensure there were all the same)





I then bolted them to 4 mtrs of 32mm square ali and attached a couple of 300mm wheels to the end





The kayak rests on a length of nylon webbing and is held in place by a strap









The whole thing comes apart, pivots and folds to fit inside the front hatch











I have used it a few times now and found it to be a huge improvement ove the C-Tug.

Bb

« Last Edit: November 29, 2009, 02:57:36 pm by bucketboy »
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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 04:21:07 pm »
  JUST WOW.

this is a a troley very well done.  like very well done.

thanks to share.
  

you do have a good hands..this is superbely well done.

you even have a handle that could change and put a bike attachement on it. ;)
here a few ideal.

http://www.tonystrailers.com/kayak/
http://www.mrkland.com/bike/tryak/H%20Ready%20to%20Go.jpg
i was supose to do one this year i gues its next year now..hahaha

always want to put my yak on a trailer to go in those remot mountain area wit it.

joco
« Last Edit: November 29, 2009, 04:35:04 pm by joco »

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 09:01:32 pm »
very nice trolley...That looks pretty darn strong as well.

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 03:35:22 am »
Thats really nice, well done bucketboy...

Cheers!

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 11:23:42 am »
That's ingenious.  I am impressed  ;D

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 01:26:09 pm »
Ingenious to say the least.. I see a patent in the future for someone. I also like the bike mount attachment as well. Hopefully the terrain is not too severe.
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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009, 04:24:22 pm »
That's a load of old rubbish Pete. Wouldn't let it anywhere near my kayaks. All that effort and you go and waste it by getting red wheel hubs. Bloody pikey.

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 05:04:44 pm »
Bloody pikey.

That will be lost on our Colonial cousins, not sure the English to Canadian phrase book will have that in ;D

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009, 08:31:18 pm »
Brilliant work, I'm always impressed with the ideas that the kayaking fraternity can come up with

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 06:18:21 pm »
Gypsy = Pikey isn't it.. some sort of transient or something along those lines...
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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 07:31:20 pm »
HEY!! quit throwing jabs at me


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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 11:02:37 pm »
Hey I never once called you a transient.. just because you look or did look like a homeless guy from some movie set...
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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009, 11:47:37 pm »
I know Jeff good enough to tell you that he IS a PIKEY!   :P

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Re: Home made trolley
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 08:15:25 am »
LMFAO... I can't wait to finally meet you this year to confirm or deny these allegations.. you are probably right though Russ...
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