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 Post subject: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:15 pm 
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I love everything about my new PA, but not the cost of a HOBIE CART. I then decided to build me a cart that slides under the PA. The cart was built out of 1 1/4 pvc, some 5/8 all thread and wheels from Harbor Freight. $30.00 tops. Thought I had it made until I tried it and realized the wheels and pool noodle made the cart float big time. I tried standing along side the cart and forcing the cart under the PA but again (N A W T).
Ticked off and sitting in the garage brain storming with one of my sons, he suggested re-angling the kick stand and increasing the length of the bar. VICTORY ! This thing works awesome and is truely an anyone can do it peice of equipment.
What I did was build a standard pvc crate with the support bars running front to back and covered with pool noodle. Instead of angling the kick stand down I set the angle level with the bottom of the hull. The handle is a little under four feet long but I made it so it comes apart in a couple sections so it could be stored on the PA while on the water.
How it works is back the PA's stern up close to shore and while lifting the stern with one hand, push the cart under the hull useing the pole. With the bow floating it keeps just enough weight on the cart to keep it from floating out from under the yak. The handle is compression fit so once under the PA and secured with straps I twist the pole out and pull the PA out of the water and back to the truck. Im fairly new to this sight so sorry if this was already address. Its simple, strong, easy to use and so much cheaper the a Hobie cart. Thats my 2 cents PA's rule.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:18 am 
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As long as it works for you reliably, then that is all that matters!

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:48 am 
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It sounds like you dont like the idea. I openly accept any critiques and currious what others use other then the scupper plug cart. Another local PA owner had me build him one after see it work. Look forward to any other ideas besides tipping it on its sides.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:03 am 
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I am a visual person. Any chance of seeing a picture? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:10 am 
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Sure, Ill snap some photos and post them this afternoon.....


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:47 pm 
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Looking forward to the pics :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Here are some pics of my cart.... its simple but functional.... I used four way T's for t the ends off so it would fill with water as I push it under. The bottom tube is drilled so it will drain while enroute back to the truck.
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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Now it makes more sense. Not for me, but as long as it works for you that is all that matters.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:15 pm 
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curious how do you pull your PA out of the water


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:36 am 
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Nice work.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:59 am 
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Thanks JAXJAG


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 Post subject: Re: Pro Angler DIY cart
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:45 am 
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Would you happen to have the specs on your set-up? I'd like to build one too.

Thanks.


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