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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:12 pm 
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Good question, great answers...

I use my Rolleze that we bought for the 16. We replaced the middle bar (too wide) with a PVC pipe with holes drilled for the pins. It's not as stiff as I'd like, it will bow if not centered just right, but it works good enough for me, I pull it around on grass all the time.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:53 am 
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I just noticed this post. This is a great idea!
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Recently I have just been using PVC pipes to roll my boat the couple yards to the water but the water level is going down here and I have more rocks to contend with than before. Time to put the cat trax to use!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Had the blue wheels for a '16'....then a Playcat 16, and now a Wave. At 6'2", 245 the wheels are fine solo.....on flat (Gulf Coast) sand. On a grade it can be tough.

Just switched to rubber tires and its better. Still can be cardio workout for two guys pushing up a slight grade. Cat Trax has been great.....bulletproof and trouble free.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:41 pm 
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I use a dolly with hard plastic beach wheels and pull my Wave (solo and rigged) over soft sand every time I sail. I wish I'd got inflatable wheels because the hard wheels do dig in, but it's still possible to do solo. The dealer who sold me my wheels had already set them up with two lines that attach to the forward crossbar with clips -- this positions the wheels at the centre of balance, very handy. It's incredibly easy to pull across hard stuff, easy enough on hard/wet sand, and a bit of work but very doable (for all but the smallest of people, I weigh 75kg) on soft sand. I've got the jib option and just grab the centre of the bow spreader pole and pull from there. Voila.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:55 pm 
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PurdueZach wrote:
I just noticed this post. This is a great idea!
oerterch wrote:
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Recently I have just been using PVC pipes to roll my boat the couple yards to the water but the water level is going down here and I have more rocks to contend with than before. Time to put the cat trax to use!

I have used this method a few times now and it is hands down the best way to get a H16 up on cat trax solo. I couldn't believe how easy it was.

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