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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Flat tires, broken frames, punctured hulls and torn rotator cuffs,.. why can't transporting our big Hobie sailing kayaks be easier and safer? These questions have been plaguing us for some time.

After all, what good is the "ultimate AI/TI" if you can't shlep it to and from the water? Or you go around ripping scupper holes during launches? In a hopeful sign, this test vehicle was recently spotted rolling out of the batcave,..

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It's built on 30cm beach wheels and designed to effortlessly pull the weight of a fully loaded TI.
As usual, further enhancements are planned.
And yes, it is not cheap!

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For closeups and details you can check out the Hawaii Kayak Sailing Club forum http://hawaiikayaksailingclub.com/hkscf ... opic=196.0

There are more picts of this 4WD "Bruddah Built" design and a few other concepts that are floating around the twisted minds of our members. :evil:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:42 pm 
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You Hawaiians definitely take the prize this month for being the most innovative Hobie people on this planet. You must have either too much time on your hands or too much disposable money available to you, but good on you for going the whole way guys.
PS...Is that a bat-tent I see in the background on the trailer? ...Pirate

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:54 pm 
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More time spend recently in the shop than on the water, I can tell you that.

That's the BatTrailer with another project under wraps. Our intrepid designer is a multitasker. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:02 pm 
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Looks like we Aussies might have to take an occasional swim across to keep an eye on what you fellas are up to over there...Pirate :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Hmmm, I'm starting to wonder about the identity of this mysterious designer.
NOHUHU, you're name wouldn't happen to be Bruce Wayne, would it?
And while we're at it, what exactly happened to your HUHU?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Awesome cart!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:16 am 
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Tiki Tack wrote:
Awesome cart!

Ditto. 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:45 am 
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I'll pass that on. Our club is going to torture test the cart this month at our weekend camp and sail. Last time we were there, I blew 2 trax tyres, with help from my friends. :cry:

Me thinks there will be a long queue of AI/TI's waiting for rides on the BatCart.

And the winch should be added by then,..

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:33 am 
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Tiki Tack wrote:
Awesome cart!


W-O-W !!! :o

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:24 am 
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NOHUHU wrote:
... if you can't shlep it



... always thought that was a yiddish term - now I'm edjumikated to its hawaiin origins :?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:28 pm 
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I don't need the cart, as nice as it looks, as this TI only weighs a couple hundred pounds.

But I sure do like the looks of that grid lawn thing. I need something like that on my driveway. What is that called? Is it poured in place like that?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Now that's a cart! :shock:
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Last time we were there, I blew 2 trax tyres, with help from my friends. :cry:

Were they Trax1 or Trax2 tyres Nohuhu?

Gringo,
They are a concrete paver. An updated design here:
http://www.atlantiscorp.com.au/brochure ... ochure.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:56 pm 
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But I sure do like the looks of that grid lawn thing. I need something like that on my driveway. What is that called? Is it poured in place like that?
That Grass Blocks, comes like this:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:39 pm 
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Pirate wrote:
PS...Is that a bat-tent I see in the background on the trailer? ...Pirate


We all know, Batman has everything in black (well apart from his ATI, he knows, yellow is the sexiest colour for kayaks), I presume the "Snowman" may be camping/chilling out in Hawaii.

Wicked cart by the way!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Paswind - good one!
Gringo - what about uphill?
Stringy - Original PVC trax tyres. 3 dead so far.
Elm - Batman clearly prefers yellow kayaks. Of course, he likes to wear tights as well.

You all can check out details of the cart at the HKSC site. Our club launch is 1 week away and he should have it ready with some refinements by then. We'll put it to the TI test then.

Here's a couple videos of the initial one-man tests, using the Batboat.

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/user/HawaiiKayak ... nwC0IFirYM

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