Thanks! 4 kayak cart ideas

Discussion in 'Boat and Accessory Building' started by Miklos, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Mark_Schilling

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    Wow - if the USS Abraham Lincoln ever needs to be transported on wheels, they should give you a call! :wink:

    I'm sure you're not, but don't plan on securing the boat to that rig with bungee cords. If you use beefy webbing straps to secure your boat to the truck, you can use the same straps on the cart. Hitting a bump with one wheel before the other will twist the cart relative to the boat, so you want as long a contact area between boat and cart as possible, and the staps holding the two together should be nice and snug.

    Um... is this one of the 6 carts I'm going to be stuffing into my (small, 2-seater, nearly-trunkless) car for the weekend? :?
     
  2. Robert_Meier

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    @ Mark: I found out about the bungee cord method already. 8O Looks good on paper but even going over the hose on the driveway bumped the cart around. Secure straps, as you recommend, would definitely be required.

    (That reminds me, I saw a guy pulling into the gas station on the weekend with an inflatable type boat on his car and it was secured (?) down with bungee cords. He was only going about 20 - 30 km/h and it was already lifting. Hope we wasn't heading to the highway! 8O )

    Yes, it's one of the ones to be stuffed into your car. It's not that big though. Really! :wink:

    @ Darren: Oops, my bad, wrong thread re deck lines. :wink:
     
  3. DarrenM

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    If Mark runs out of space in this car, I should have lots of room in mine.
     
  4. Robert_Meier

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    Thanks Darren.
     
  5. Dan_Millsip

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    Barbie and Ken go kayaking. :lol: :wink:

    Seriously, that's a cool photo.

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  6. Steve_Fairbairn

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    What time are you planning to be at the dock on Friday?
     
  7. Islandboy

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    You will note that on bridges the triangle gains its strength from being completely closed. :? On your design the triangle is "open" relying on three more pvc joints to keep it rigid, any of which could fail. In house construction even simple roof trusses need extreme joint strength to maintain their rigidity.

    That said, how much weight have you had on your cart?

    I opted for the simple T design on this website and built it out of ABS because I have seen what heat (bends) and/or cold (cracks) does to PVC. 8O

    PS. just a carpenter, not an engineer :p
     
  8. Robert_Meier

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    215 pounds.
     
  9. Islandboy

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    That gives me confidence in the design :D then again no traffic or snowload on the cart 8O
     
  10. DarrenM

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    sent you a pm :D
     
  11. Jill

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    Just wondering where to buy a stainless steel axle, or aluminium axle?. we are thinking of making a cart or two. thanks Jill
     
  12. DarenN

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    way out where you are Jill, i'm not sure. but if you get into Langley you can get whatever you need at Metal Mart, close to Canadian Tire, just off 200th.

    if you want 1/2" aluminum, i could bring some home from work, but you'd have to come and get it, in surrey.

    DarenN.........

    ps i used a 1/2" aluminum axle on my cart. based on the one that Robert posted. i used 1" pvc pipe and fittings and screwed them together.
     
  13. Roy

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    So Daren - pics?
     
  14. DarenN

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    nope. take a look back in this thread at the cart that Robert posted pics of holding up my King, oops HIS King. the only real difference is on the top length-wise bars i used elbows instead of tee's. i used 1" pvc and did not glue the joints, and just used one s/s screw on each side of each joint that i did not want to come apart. this would allow me to replace any of the parts should a failure occur, without having to build an entire new cart.

    DarenN.......
     
  15. Mark_Schilling

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    I used a solid 1/2" diameter aluminum axle, which I bought at Home Depot.
     
  16. Jill

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    Thanks, I'll check out Home Depot its closer. What part of the store should I look for 1/2 inch aluminum. Metal Mart sounds interesting so I might check that too.
     
  17. waverider

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    mmm I was just going to look for this old post as I spent last weekend building a new one I hope my picture uploads. [​IMG]
     
  18. waverider

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    Well I don't understand this photo thing, thank goodness this problem will soon be resolved. So if anyone wants to check my cart out just look on my blog. It is a scaled down version of Roberts.
     
  19. DarrenM

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  20. Iwannapaddle

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    The alternative cart

    The alternate cart :D

    Cost - $2 for wood and screws.

    Golf caddy/cart - a throw-away

    Build time - 1 hour

    A little heavier and more bulky than what we've seen on here but it's a good interim measure.

    The cell-foam doubles for use on top of the car/van.

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