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How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby Chris » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:21 pm

If you've ever shopped for a kayak/canoe cart then you know that they can be expensive. :cry:

As usual, I figured that something could be made out of PVC for a fraction of the price. I chose to utilize "ballon" tires for use in the sand, but you could easily use other tires (golf hand cart, lawn mower, etc.) instead. I have been using this cart for about 6 or 7 years and it works great. :ugeek:

Everything pictured below can be purchased at Home Depot, except for the ballon tires. The cart is finished off with a single cam strap with a rubberized metal hook at each end (not pictured).

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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby kyote » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:48 pm

Everything pictured below can be purchased at Home Depot, except for the ballon tires. The cart is finished off with a single cam strap with a rubberized metal hook at each end (not pictured).

I made the same one for my yak, but with out the ballon tires. where did you get the ballon tires?
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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby duff645 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:28 am

The tires shown are from Wheeleez ... kinda pricey but worth it in the sand
http://www.wheeleez.com/wheel-axle-kit.php

If not using in the sand, any other wagon wheels from Harbor Freight/Home Depot works well.

I have used both sets of tires. So choose wisely on your primary usage.
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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby Sully99 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:36 pm

Nice design
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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby Bing » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:50 pm

Ok . I need to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby CheckSixMace » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:56 pm

Here's my Golf Cart inspired Kayak Cart tailored formula WS Commander

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It even folds up

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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby Fly Guy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:58 am

Your golf cart adaptation will work fine on hard surfaces - parking lots, grassy areas, etc. However, I have a similar type of wheels on my C-Tug that is specifically designed and built as a kayak cart. On the beach last fall up at Glen Arbor, I thought I was going to die (understand that I am just south of 70 years old). Those type of wheels immediately sink into the soft beach sand and you end up dragging the full weight. The sand gets into the axle as well to compound the problem. Having to drag my Tarpon 140 off the beach about 50+ yards and slightly up hill was a pain in the back side.

The ballon tires float on top of the sand and guys with those tires looked like they were out for a leisurely walk while I struggled with mine.

Lesson learned. This fall, I will have ballon tires on something.
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Re: How To - PVC Handyman - Kayak/Canoe Cart

Postby CheckSixMace » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:50 am

Understood, the objective of this kart was to go from house to the nearby park with concrete ramp. About 200 yds easy suburbia walking. Golf cart $2 at GoodWill. Nuts bolts pvc maybe $10, noodle & aluminum lacrosse shaft free from surplus scrap pile. $25 for second hand kayak rack (my splurge! Since it could be repurposed)

Unfortunately without a trailer I currently haven't experienced the sand problem yet!! But it's only a question of time, budget and the completion of other projects, cheers
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