Putting your cart back on at the ramp

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#46 Post by Hugh » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:18 pm

Great photos and clear explanations.
Thanks for reposting this, Oldtimer.
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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#47 Post by Snapperpaddy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:01 am

I bought a kayak cart where I set the Tarpon straight on top, it could be used for a canoe, I don't even tie the cart down as the weight of the kayak keeps everything happy, able to walk from beach to the car park at both Woolgoolga and or Arrawarra beaches no prob. I actually bought the cart for my scanoe (large canoe) and was very happy to learn it was also perfect for the kayak, the Tyers are plastic which I prefer as not bothered re keeping Tyers pumped and have noticed no difference when walking on the beach, plus the cart can break down to fit inside the hull if needed :gu:
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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#48 Post by steve202 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:51 am

Hey pf i made your trolley puller backinera early this year and just used it last weekend and mate i got to tell ya its absolutely
fully sick and awesome and all that stuff thank for sharing :wink:

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#49 Post by pdfarrell » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:16 pm

Just an update..

I've have recently bought a new PA12 and found lifting the yak with one hand and pulling the tether with the other a little hard.

Have added a stirrup to the setup, so now I can drop the stirrup down through the rear handle of the PA12, put my foot in it, then lift the yak up with two hands by the handle, while pushing down with my foot.

Works a treat.. :wink:
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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#50 Post by zarbs » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:18 pm

What a good mod that I'm thinking of having a go at, I'm fed up of having to unload everything so I can tip my yak on it's side just to put the cart in and then load it back up or make trips to and from the car carting 'essential' gear (usually not fish).

Just 1 question before I get stuck in is that I have a Trax 2-30 cart with the big wheels, will they cause a problem of being too buoyant when trying to get the cart back in when in the water. Has anyone else used them and had any problems.

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#51 Post by spork » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:24 pm

Getting the cart in place with the Revo and the Outback was easy. Now with the PA - not so easy. I think I'll have a go at using this method.
Added bonus - cart can be carried in the rear grab handle, well out of the way, but will no longer have to worry about it falling of 9and in) when I'm not looking.
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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#52 Post by Oldtimer » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:07 pm

Zarbs
Even the standard wheels will cause a problem, due to there buoyancy.
Just make sure that you can lift the yak high enough, so that the cart can line itself up with the holes.
That is why I used the bungy in my original setup. It had enough pressure to aline the tops of the cart posts, and then actually pulled the cart up into the holes.
By doing it that way, I could use both hands to lift the yak. The bungy did all the work,as long as I lifted the yak high enough.

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#53 Post by Daiwalan » Mon May 30, 2016 11:54 am

Hey guys, I'm about to buy all the materials needed to make one of these for my PA14.

I can already see how easy it is to out the wheels back on. But what about taking them off after you've launched?
Is there some method I'm missing. Or do you still have to turn over/lift the kayak and let the cart fall out.

I was thinking of keeping the cart in the rear handles. Are there any mods I need to do to securely keep them there?

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#54 Post by Oldtimer » Mon May 30, 2016 10:31 pm

Daiwalan
Yes you do have to lift the yak, so that the wheels drop out.

This is the method that I use.
Wheel the yak into the water. (Just deep enough so that the nose will float when the rear is lifted)
Lift at the rear until cart drops out.
Then move the back of the yak sideways, so you can get the cart.
Put the yak down into the water, or if you want. Put the rear on the shore until you get the cart stowed.
I then put my cart back into the same holes through the top.
All you need to do to launch, is lift the rear and push the nose (supported by the water) out until the rear is in the water.

As my set up has the string attached all the time, you need to make sure that the string is just long enough, to allow the cart to be fully inserted from the top.

If you are using the other method,(PD Farrell ) with the removable set up. You will need some sort of way to reconnect and disconnect the cart.


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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#55 Post by Daiwalan » Tue May 31, 2016 7:52 am

Cheers for the speedy response Darrell. Modifying my cart right now.
Trying to decide if I should cut the tube down a tad or not.

Will go with the silicon and pop rivet route.

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#56 Post by pdfarrell » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:05 pm

Been a long time coming, finally got around to filming my set up.



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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#57 Post by JacquelineMacInnes » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 pm

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

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#58 Post by scorpio » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:11 pm

Wow. Just read your post. Simple but brilliant. Thanks.

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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#59 Post by hillbilly » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:59 pm

I’d had read this post before but never needed it as the cart wheels for my much lighter Hobie “Lanai”work really well. After trying to sell my heavier Hobie “Revolution 11” and couldn’t , I decided to take it to my holiday house at Pottsville and went for my first fish here in it on Mooball Creek today. I actually really enjoyed the “Revolution 11”after bagging it before and wanting to sell it but getting the cart wheels in today on my return was a nightmare resulting in the dunking of my rod and reel. Looked in The Do It Yourself Section and found your post which I had read before and thought was great but thought it was not that relevant to me. I was wrong. Next job for me on the list is to adapt my Revolution Hobie cart to the way you described and then I must remember to always take out the rod out before the wheel positioning process. Thanks Oldtimer for the post. Regards Bill
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Re: Putting your cart back on at the ramp

#60 Post by Oldtimer » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:31 pm

No worries Bill, thanks for the post. Just looked at the number of hits to this post. 16349 . Just wonder how many have actually tried this setup.

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