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I wasn't happy with my first attempt at my cart so I gave it another go.
I brought A hand trolley from supercheep auto for $20.
I think I have seen this done before but I'm don't know who it was that did it.
 

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Love your work Sam. That is a top looking cart and I bet super strong. Mind boggles how many of those trolleys get wrecked to make carts. I just pinched the wheels off mine. Only issue is keeping the wheels from rusting onto the axle. I just rinse and spray with RP7 every trip. Is working so far. Steve.
 

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Great work Sam it looks the goods!!!
 

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thanks guys
Steeve, thanks for the tip with the RP7.
Peter, yes I remember seeing a pic of one but I cant find it again to see who it was?
 

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Love it :p after looking at alot of designs this one seams to be perfect for me, Cheap and easy. thanks
 

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What was the go? Angle Grinder? Did you just bend it to suit hull depth?
 

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Nice work Sam. Question though - do you (or anyone else with a similar cart) have issues with the yak slipping or wheels bogging when pulling it through soft sand?

Would be a nice touch maybe to add two vertical tubes (trimmed from the original trolley maybe) that fit up through two of the scupper holes in the yak. Would give much greater stability and something to "pull" against if you were to get bogged.

EDIT: maybe instead of trimming the ends down leave extensions that can be oxy'd and bent to fit up through the scuppers - it already looks about the right width apart for my swing, not sure about other yaks though.
 

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Had a look at one this morning. Looks like you would need to cut along the fold line of the bottom plate to leave a stringer in place. This would need to be bent to allow for the hull, looks like you could get carried away here when bending and bugger the whole thing if you're not careful. Also have to grind off the weld attaching the rear support pole, unless it could be somehow used as a support leg, cant see how though. Then you would need some D rings attached for a holding strap, followed by some cold gal or hammer tone or the like to finish it.

Take a look at the photo above in the post and see if you agree?
 

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Went out and got a trolley today cut it up and it looks ok . Just have to get a yak :? mark
 

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MS:

Did you buy the trolly at a sale because they have one on this weekend??

Also how do you go storing it out on the water or is it too bulky??

Thanks.
 

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MS:

Did you buy the trolly at a sale because they have one on this weekend??

Also how do you go storing it out on the water or is it too bulky??

Thanks.
 

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shayned said:
Had a look at one this morning. Looks like you would need to cut along the fold line of the bottom plate to leave a stringer in place. This would need to be bent to allow for the hull, looks like you could get carried away here when bending and bugger the whole thing if you're not careful. Also have to grind off the weld attaching the rear support pole, unless it could be somehow used as a support leg, cant see how though. Then you would need some D rings attached for a holding strap, followed by some cold gal or hammer tone or the like to finish it.

Take a look at the photo above in the post and see if you agree?
I see what you mean Shayne, after looking at my trolley, it is the same. :roll:
 

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Had an even closer look after I bought a trolley on saturday. I could be wrong but I think the one in the photo might have been cut from further up the trolley then had the straps bent and the axle braces re attached.
Not a prob if you know how to weld, I don't unfortunately.

Still, no big deal as I reckon I could attach some light weight batons, to the straps, running parrallel to the axel braces to hold the kayak up off of the trolley and allow clearance for the hull. Failing that I can still rescue the axle and wheels to do a poly version, as Occy said earlier it's still cheaper than buying them seperate. :wink:

MS do us a favour and post a pic of your finished product. Cheers.
 
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