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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:10 am 
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I built this cart originally for my Quest 13 as a rail cart and when I got my PA14, I thought I would see how it handled the weight. Unfortunately both vertical shafts failed just above the T joints. They were too long and the torque was too much for them. So I decided to make a scupper cart since I had the Roleez 30cm wheels, 1/2" solid aluminum axle and the lower section of the PVC cart was still useable. Since the scuppers are just slightly over 1" diameter, PVC wasn't going to work, so I went to Lowe's and bought a 3' section of 1" oak dowel. Since I used schd 80 PVC for the verticals, the 1" dowels would not fit inside. Fortunately I have a good friend with a lathe and he trimmed 9" of the dowels down to about 7/8". So I epoxied the dowels into the PVC making the verticals much stronger in the process. I also shortened the verticals to give me about 2" of tire clearance when installed for additional strength. Here are a few pictures of the components and finished product. Cart unassembled.
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Roleez wheel with nylon bushing and axel.
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Assembled wheel.
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Finished product minus paint. Clinch pin is used to keep cart in place when kayak is elevated. I also used a section of 4" pool noodle to cushion the load on the hull. I will also be using a 3" section of rod grip foam to spread the load on the scuppers. I haven't used the cart other than to wheel the PA 14 in and out of the garage. Will do the field test as soon as the wind drops a bit.
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In dealing with Wheeleez or Rolleez wheels, it's a good idea to get a low pressure air gage because these tires are very low pressure. In my case, recommended pressure is 2.5 psi. Recommended range is 2-4psi . Over 4 psi, you void the warranty. Believe me, 2.5 psi makes these tires very firm.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:46 am 
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How are they going to know how much air pressure you had in the tire if it blows/leaks Zero pressure when it fails :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:28 pm 
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If it failed due to being over inflated, the sidewalls would show stretch damage.


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