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 Post subject: Thanks Tom
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:34 pm 
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Appreciate the input. John


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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:17 am 
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I found these. Google: Taylor dock wheels
18" for 2" axle.
Haven't ordered yet, but they look hopeful. Just looking to contribute.
http://www.westmarine.com/1/1/97475-doc ... nt-18.html
One could order the replacement wheel and rig their own axle, or order with the dock mount and modify. I'll probably go for just the wheels and noodle something together. It's october 21st and I think last sunday was the last day I'll trick my girlfriend into going out, new O'neil booties or not. And that leaves me plenty of cold nights to smoke cigarettes and think/design/order/construct etc.
I just finished my mast step winch setup (electric, saves my energy) and am looking for a new pile of parts to angrily shake my fist at, kick, think about in bed, develop new ideas for, and noodle with. I need a new design to obsess over on my commute and while I lie in bed. Or when my girlfriend is telling me about how the one girl at work.....something something. What's that babe? Sorry, I was envisioning homemade cradles. No, for the boat. What were you saying?

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 Post subject: Re:
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Hobie Nick wrote:
I am actually working on a portable beach wench that I can use to haul the boat up the incline of the beach.


Wish I could find a beach wench to haul my boat up the beach.....but if she was strong enough to do that, she could probably kick my butt!

Just a bump to see what the latest on Cat-Trax technology is these days....

One of my Cat-Trax tires went permanently T.U. on me here on the beach in Puerto Penasco..... Even Slime didn't work on it =(

Happy Cinco everybody!
8)


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Lone Palm wrote:
Hobie Nick wrote:
I am actually working on a portable beach wench that I can use to haul the boat up the incline of the beach.


Wish I could find a beach wench to haul my boat up the beach.....but if she was strong enough to do that, she could probably kick my butt!

Just a bump to see what the latest on Cat-Trax technology is these days....

One of my Cat-Trax tires went permanently T.U. on me here on the beach in Puerto Penasco..... Even Slime didn't work on it =(

Happy Cinco everybody!
8)


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You'd be better off getting a beach wench, she could go T.U. on you at the beach and at night too! LOOOOL!

Where is a good place to perhaps find a used set of Cat Trax?


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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:40 pm 
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I was thinking about making myself a set os these immitation Cat Trax and was thinking about using aircraft wheels, does anyone have any opinion?


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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:14 am 
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I'm thinking dock wheels and conduit. Price at Fleet Farm is under $35 each and 1 -1/2" conduit isn't expensive. Maybe $100 all in?
I build one years ago using a single 30 gallon plastic barrel as a roller under the middle of the boat. Worked OK. I bolted on wooden ends for the conduit to ride on.

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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Some years later, for the ones who like me whant to find a copy of the article DougHobie17 is talking about, an article that exist no more on the official web, here is a copy made by the Internet Archive initiative...

http://web.archive.org/web/20090831014012/http://geocities.com/mec_coleman/tip13.htm

Thanks to them for saving the Web a page at the time...


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 Post subject: Re: Cat Trax
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:03 pm 
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I made a set of beach wheels.
I ordered Otter dock wheels from Mill's Fleet Farm. They are 24" diameter, 9" wide with a 2" axle hole. $86 for 2 including shipping. SKU # is 006364657.
Used 4 aluminum 2" shaft clamps from McMaster Carr, $56 plus shipping, and an 8' length of 2" OD aluminum tube with .25" wall thickness from Onlinemetals.com for $107 including shipping.
I put foam pipe insulation over the piping and wrapped it with duct tape, and put a rope through the pipe, going through a tennis ball at each end of the pipe. I figure the total cost was about $250. Also got 3/4" plastic plugs from Home Depot, drilled the drain holes in the wheels to 3/4", and sealed the caps in with silicone sealant to prevent water intrusion into the wheels.
Here's a link to a couple photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100085529@N02/sets/72157635017809482/

It's funny, since I bought most of the options and toys for my Get: Spinnaker, wings, trap lines, marine radio, toy box, Torqeedo motor, Cheeta motor mount...but it rankled to spend $500 for Cat Trax. Although my home made ones aren't pneumatic.

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