My DIY Trolley

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Armish
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My DIY Trolley

#1 Post by Armish » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi guys just thought i would show you some pics of my trolley that my Father in law and i made. Simple and easy to make. All you need is the following

1 Golf buggy
1 welder or someone that can weld for you
1 can of spray paint
5 minutes of your time.

and boom you have a low budget kayak trolley. My father in law came up with the idea to weld some rod holder to the frame for so when its sitting in the scupper holes i have 2 extra rod holders or something like that. Let me know what you think. Thanks Arm
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Re: My DIY Trolley

#2 Post by Dodge » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:35 pm

A nice variation on a scupper cart Arm
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Re: My DIY Trolley

#3 Post by Armish » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:31 pm

Dodge wrote:A nice variation on a scupper cart Arm
Thanks Dodge..

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Re: My DIY Trolley

#4 Post by Plakkyboat » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:37 pm

Nice job there. Great idea to use it for 2 extra rod holder when stored upside down on your kayak. Any pics of that?

Drill straight through a couple of tennis balls (small holes to create a tight fit) and slot them over those spikes that penetrate your scupper holes.

That way you will be protecting (cushioning) your plastic hull from damage (or cracking over time) at the load/stress points where the metal on your trolley frame meets the poly hull.

Hopefully your scupper spikes are long enough that you can leave the balls on them when you store it upside down on the kayak.

Hope that helps.
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Re: My DIY Trolley

#5 Post by Armish » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:28 pm

Here you go Paul.
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Re: My DIY Trolley

#6 Post by Plakkyboat » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:01 pm

Armish wrote:Here you go Paul.
Nice fit Arm. Making rod supports on the trolley in that position is nothing short of a brilliant idea.

Those wheels next to your yak look like all terrain wheels too. :wink:

However the ones you've got look like they will do the job well.

Also I'm guessing the angle of those bars are matching the scupper hole angles on your beast when your trolley is mounted underneath.

Otherwise you may get some unexpected stress cracks in the plastic hull over time.
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Re: My DIY Trolley

#7 Post by Grimbo » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:54 pm

Nice work, that's a cracking trolley. I really like the integrated rod holders, great idea.

I actually have a old golf buggy waiting to be made into a cradle trolley for my canoe.
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