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 Post subject: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Alright. This cost a bit of money but I think it was worth it. I took the Hobie Traxx2 cart and bought some 30cm rec wheels from Wheeleez. Since they are much larger than the 24cm wheels that come with it, they wouldn't fit on the axle. I took this over to a local welder and he extended the axle about 6 inches from the middle. So, now I have this buggy to drag my Pro Angler across the sugar beaches we have here on the Emerald Coast.

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 Post subject: Re: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:33 pm 
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Awesome job. Nothing but wheeleez for our sugar sand!


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 Post subject: Re: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:24 pm 
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A lift kit on a kayak cart. I'm loving it :)!!

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 Post subject: Re: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:15 am 
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I like the idea of six inch increase to the wheel base... i have not done because hard to get to a welder... Thanks for the post... Great job on the cart.


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 Post subject: Re: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Just curious about your launching technique. Do you walk your PA out into the surf and then pull the wheels out from beneath, or do you tip it on its side on the shore to remove the wheels and then drag it into the surf? I had considered doing a similar mod, but the beaches I launch from are mostly rocky, so I end up attaching and detaching the wheels while floating in 2 ft of water. The bouyancy of your larger wheels seems like it would make that technique more difficult.


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 Post subject: Re: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:14 pm 
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I tip it over and pull the wheels prior to launching in the surf. Actually never tried to launch with the wheels still in.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:28 am 
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We have the big wheeled Hobie cart and its big tires float in the water which make it difficult to get out of our Oasis or in.

This new cart should work on the PA's with its 160# payload.

http://www.austinkayak.com/products/562 ... olley.html

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Just curious about your launching technique. Do you walk your PA out into the surf and then pull the wheels out from beneath, or do you tip it on its side on the shore to remove the wheels and then drag it into the surf? I had considered doing a similar mod, but the beaches I launch from are mostly rocky, so I end up attaching and detaching the wheels while floating in 2 ft of water. The bouyancy of your larger wheels seems like it would make that technique more difficult.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:38 pm 
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Grampa Spey wrote:
This new cart should work on the PA's with its 160# payload.
http://www.austinkayak.com/products/562 ... olley.html
Have you tried that cart with the PA? It doesn't look like it is well suited for the hull shape at all. The trolley's convex pads appear to lend themselves to a single point of contact in an un-reinforced area -- I'm concerned that without cradling the hull, the weight of the boat would cause dents at the points of contact:
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 Post subject: Re: Cart Mod
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:39 pm 
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I usually have lots of gear in the cockpit or on the back deck that would need to be removed and reloaded if I were to tip the PA on its side to insert the wheels. This includes things like the Mirage Drive, paddle, several rods in the back holders, net, water bottle, lunch cooler, various odds and ends in the mesh pockets, etc. For me, its a lot easier to remove and insert the wheels while floating.


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 Post subject: Re: Don't own a pa
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:22 am 
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Is the PA so tender underneath, it can't handle being on something like the Camel Trolley for a few minutes and few feet up to 100'? Probably not.

We are not talking about storing it or towing from our house to the water.



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Grampa Spey wrote:
This new cart should work on the PA's with its 160# payload.
http://www.austinkayak.com/products/562 ... olley.html
Have you tried that cart with the PA? It doesn't look like it is well suited for the hull shape at all. The trolley's convex pads appear to lend themselves to a single point of contact in an un-reinforced area -- I'm concerned that without cradling the hull, the weight of the boat would cause dents at the points of contact:
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