Putting your cart back on at the ramp

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Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#1 Post by Oldtimer » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:38 pm

I am reposting this on the request of Arpie , as it had became lost, where I had answered another post.

I will start, as if coming to shore.
Bungy takes up any slack in the cord so that it does'nt hang down under the water.
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Cart lifted out showing how cord is attached.
From cart leg , up through one hole. Then down the other hole to the second cart leg.
The cord needs to be long enough, to allow the cart to be placed down into the start position.
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Now place the cart at the back. It is important that the cord is not twisted at this point.
There should be enough depth in the water for the cart to pass under the yak
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Now take the bungy cord towards the front.
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The length of cord in my case is just short of the sail mount, so the bungy acts as a spring to pull the cart forward .
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This lines up the cart posts with the holes.
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Now just go to the back, lift until you feel the posts locate into the holes. You will need to lift high enough, so that the cart can be near vertical.
The bungy will pull the posts up into the holes to some extent. Depending on how much tension is on the bungy.
It does not need to be under to much tension. Just enough to hold the cart legs in line with the holes.
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The final result
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Even though I have made custom plugs for the top of my cart legs. This can be achieved using the original cart plugs.

I can also do this procedure by just standing at the back, lifting the yak with one hand and pulling on the cord with the other hand.
This just takes out the need for the bungy and finding somewhere to anchor it.

If there are any questions , just ask.

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#2 Post by johnh » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:14 pm

Awesome! :gu:

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#3 Post by arpie » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:24 pm

Woohoo!! THis is one of the best set of instructions for loading your kayak onto the 'Scupper Hole' Wheel set ...... and you don't have to unpack the kayak to do it!!

WELL DONE, Darrell - this is definitely worthy of a post on it's own!

Now on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/113578048

I reckon we'll see a few more 'Darrell Dazzlers' in time to come - you have come up with some terrific yak oriented 'improvements' over the years! I still use your Brag Paddle on every outing! How to make it here:
http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18015

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#4 Post by Plakkyboat » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:06 pm

Simply brilliant Darrell !

If I ever own a Hobie, I'll certainly review this post. Thanks.
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#5 Post by arpie » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:27 pm

.....Simply brilliant Darrell !

If I ever own a Hobie, I'll certainly review this post. Thanks......


It should work on pretty well any kayak that uses scupper holes for the kayak trolley, Paul - so most 'Sit On Top' yaks! :wink:

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#6 Post by T.J » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:24 pm

Oldtimer wrote:I am reposting this on the request of Arpie , as it had became lost, where I had answered another post.
No not lost, Here is the original topic
http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24846
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#7 Post by ronaldo » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:33 pm

Many thanks Darrell, and you too Roberta.

I missed this the first time around, :bb: it might just make my life a whole lot easier :fg:
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#8 Post by Freewily » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:06 pm

Simple & brilliant idea. It will come in handy for a lot of us. Especially those with back problems. Well done! :grin:
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#9 Post by Plakkyboat » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:54 am

arpie wrote:.....Simply brilliant Darrell !

If I ever own a Hobie, I'll certainly review this post. Thanks......


It should work on pretty well any kayak that uses scupper holes for the kayak trolley, Paul - so most 'Sit On Top' yaks! :wink: cheers Roberta
Good point Roberta.

Perhaps I should have said If I ever own a kayak "with scupper holes", I'll certainly review this post.

Unlike some folks, I only have room for 2 kayaks (and one woman) in my life.

One kayak is a SIK (no scupper holes) and the other is a SOT fibreglass (again no scupper holes)

On second thoughts I already happily using a Railblazer CTug trolley for my glass yak so I can't see why it isn't as adequate as Darrell's home made masterpiece, for use with any SOT that has scupper holes or not.
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#10 Post by arpie » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:17 pm

.....On second thoughts I already happily using a Railblazer CTug trolley for my glass yak so I can't see why it isn't as adequate as Darrell's home made masterpiece, for use with any SOT that has scupper holes or not......

Me too - I love the CTug for my Hobie Sport ....... I have it 'down pat' now - but if I'd seen Darrell's post years ago, I may have stuck with the insert wheels! :wink:

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#11 Post by newknees2 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:50 pm

Looks like I have some thinking to do, my new 2015 Outback will be here in 3 to 4 weeks. :?: :?: :?:
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#12 Post by kaos » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:47 pm

Top idea good use of the KISS principle

hobie might copy it and charge $40 a kit :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#13 Post by Plakkyboat » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:47 pm

kaos wrote:Top idea good use of the KISS principle

hobie might copy it and charge $40 a kit :lol: :lol: :lol:
If Hobie uses 2 tennis balls with their logo on them, then $20 a ball sounds about right for another over priced accessory from the Hobie range.
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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#14 Post by arpie » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:35 pm

Hi guys

Just been playing with ideas for those of us who don't always take the wheels out with them - particularly the comp guys, if they have their livewells covering the rear of the yak ......

If you don't usually take your wheels out with you on the water , and you have some rope with a small length of chain and a clip attached to the chain (that stays permanently on the yak) ....... when you get back to shore - you can poke the rope/chain/clip down the scupper holes and then push your yak away to access the clip (the rope/chain/clip should just be lying on the sand in the water by sheer weight) ...... then you attach the clip to a 'ring' that is permanently attached to the top of your Wheel Cart Poles ....... I reckon that it should work??

You just have to make sure that all the rings & clips will fit thru the scupper holes tho for it to work smoothly!

The bungee keeps the underwater rope 'snug' when the wheels are on top and also holds the wheels onto the yak when in the storage position behind the seat when on the water or travelling

What do you reckojn, Darrell??

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#15 Post by Oldtimer » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:44 pm

Roberta
That will certainly work.
Went the removable route ,before settling on the above set up.
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