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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:52 am 
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I am the proud new owner of a 2012 Pro Angler. I absolutely LOVE IT!
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I have read so many helpful things on this website, and I wanted to try and give back and say THANK YOU! I wanted a cart but I didn't want to dish out the $$ for one. I was lucky enough to find a set of wheels on a threaded bar at a garage sale. I have seen DIY carts made out of PVC, but their strength is questionable at best. Here is what I came up with.
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I took a crutch and got the hack saw out. I popped the rivets out and used the existing holes to run my threaded bolt through. I had to drill them a bit bigger but no big deal. I used the adjustable rod that fits inside the crutch for my bottom bar. It was a perfect fit without any cutting required. I cut the pieces that hold the handle on to the crutch under the padding then inserted them into the piece I used to ensure a snug fit.
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I cut a few pieces of 3/4" PVC and glued them to the crutch. There is a pre-drilled hole for the cotter pin.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Don't you just love it when you look at something and see something no one else does? Like looking at a crutch and seeing a kayak cart. Especially if it's something that is going to be tossed away and ends up having value over $100.

Way to go!!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:24 pm 
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THAT is awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:51 pm 
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uno mas wrote:
THAT is awesome.


I so agree with that!

Great work!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:26 pm 
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very nice

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Thanks everyone. It works quite well. I think I will be putting a pool noodle on the cross bar. I feel the added cushioning will be welcome. It fits well with my crate.
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I found an old PVC pole holder that I used to use when I was surf fishing. It didn't fit quite right. I cut it down mid-line a few inches and overlapped it and shoved it in the back rod holder. It is snug as a bug in a rug. Does it look Super Ghetto yet? LOL


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Congrats on the ride Daytonabeach. I'm in NSB. If you want to do a Hobie fishing run, let me know. We don't often see any Hobies in these here parts.

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