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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:25 am 
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Based on a Trax2 scupper cart this mod converts the Trax to a dolly cart to make retrieval easier.
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Two stainless 25mm handrail tee’s (with a hole drilled for the axle) are fitted to each support leg.
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A short length of 25mm tube is fitted to the tee.
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The Hobie TI Cart Cradle has 50mm webbing, an over centre buckle and 6mm S hooks added that attach to the 50x25mm rectangular tube that has two 22mm tube legs to fit into the 25mm tube attached to the tee.
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The 22mm legs that fit into the 25mm tube are locked in with R clips
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An Adventure/AI fits as well (just). If travelling over very uneven ground then an extra strap may be needed to raise the scupper cart support legs so they don't catch on any obstacles.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:33 am 
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Wow, whoz been a busy little inventor then ? Very professional looking mod Stringy.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:10 am 
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Brilliant lateral(!) thinking!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:48 am 
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Great looking display of innovation !
It always amazes me what imagination, time, effort, and a modicum of money can produce.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:23 am 
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And no CAD was used in this design. :idea: Just cocktail napkins. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:13 pm 
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Thanks fellas ...and no photoshop either! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:35 pm 
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Another thing I noticed in the pics.
How did you get your island to change colors ? :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:59 pm 
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Doesn't everyone have an AI as well as a TI? (jealous? moi? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Looks like 747 landing gear. Solid!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:01 am 
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any more clever stuffs and we'll have to start calling you StrinGyver

.. Nicely done

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:57 pm 
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:) Thanks Clint and Alan.
I probably should have posted the earlier details of adding the extra wheels. It was done long before Hobie came out with the Dolly carts and Trax 2-30.
I like how compact it is compared to other sand carts.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:25 am 
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That is awesome!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:23 pm 
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Just can't beat Australian ingenuity.
Stringy, you even impressed Matt.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Thanks Matt and Brian. :)

Brian,
I wish Matt was just as impressed by my arguments to keep the daggerboard slot in the Rev16 upgrade! :?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:10 am 
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Stringy
I just pre-ordered a 2015 TI and purchased a pair of cradles to DIY a cart for it. Do you think it is necessary/beneficial to add the fore and aft tubing extending perpendicular to the cradle along the scupper hole groove when using the full size cradle as a cart ? Reading other posts I have the impression that it may help align the cart when pulling it under the boat with straps.
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