I wasn't really prepared for the tremendous feedback I've received on my wheel cart design. My sincere thanks goes out to everyone for their "thumbs-up" response, including Matt at Hobie.
I don't plan on starting any large scale production in the near future, but let me check with my wife first.............
Nope... She just "reminded"
me that I already have my hands full running our current company and that finding any time in between to go sailing is enough of a challenge for me right now. She's probably right, but I'd like to offer the following thoughts anyway.
I'm sure Hobie is working diligently on designing a new cart for the TI. However, there's always R&D, product testing, putting it into production and dealer distribution etc. It could be a while before it gets out to the TI community. In the meantime I'd be happy to try and make my wheel cart available for anyone who would like to purchase one at a cost of $799 plus shipping and handling.
I hope people understand that I don't have the resources or buying power a large manufacturer has. One Hobie saddle costs $110, two Wheeleez wheels ($220), specialty axles, solid aluminum construction, welding, misc. hardware ($250) plus labor and overhead ($219). Please feel free to contact me thru my company's toll free number (800)780-5292 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org