Rolling the Adventure Island along, fully rigged with gear (about 125 lb.?) can sure put a dent on your hull fast! Even if it pops out later, this can't be very speed enhancing while sailing, and couldn't be very good for the hull in the long term. So I decided to relieve the pressure if possible.
I got a pool noodle, sliced off a couple of two inch sections and drilled holes for installation on the cart. That turned out to be a giant waste of time. The holes self-enlarged and they floated off at first opportunity.
So when I saw my friend Josh the other day, I mentioned this to him. He had only two words to say on the subject -- "tennis balls". Brilliant, yet simple -- why didn't I think of that?
This transfers all the weight to the scupper holes, which are reinforced. No more dents! Here's what it looks like:
Got some old balls? Now you can put them to good use! Thanks, Josh!