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 Post subject: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:49 am 
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How do you folks load your PA on the cart???
Do you use a mat as to not scratch up the PA??

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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:01 am 
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Turn it on the side and stab the cart into the scupper holes... Make sure to get the correct set as the back set is closer together and does not fit as well... i do not use a mat. The yak is tuff and I do not worry about the scratches... Just me...


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:20 am 
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Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:06 pm 
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I used an old blanket at first. Now that I have my trailer I can just slide it back a little then hook the cart up before it comes off the trailer. Then when I'm at the water I just unhook the pin and pick up on the front and let it fall out.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:35 am 
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So what is the easiest way to put the PA onto the cart when getting to the beach after a long day on the water. I find it not possible to turn mine on it's side to put the cart on because of the rod holders, FishFinder, cooler, etc. etc or things will fall out. I've had help putting the cart on everytime I've taken the yak out but I want to start doing it on my own especially if I decide to go out by myself without a friend. Or if I decide to go in earlier then my group. Can anyone give me some advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:08 am 
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While the bow is still on the top of the truck. I but the cart on and strap it. This way i dont have to roll it on its side.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:11 am 
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mibrahim wrote:
So what is the easiest way to put the PA onto the cart when getting to the beach after a long day on the water. I find it not possible to turn mine on it's side to put the cart on because of the rod holders, FishFinder, cooler, etc. etc or things will fall out. I've had help putting the cart on everytime I've taken the yak out but I want to start doing it on my own especially if I decide to go out by myself without a friend. Or if I decide to go in earlier then my group. Can anyone give me some advice?


Depending on what cart you have. I put mine on in the water when i get to shore.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:30 am 
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I have the Hobie Trax 2 plug in cart with the beach wheels


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:05 am 
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Saw this on Youtube, and I made one. Will try it tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZfLFR32KCw

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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Tried today, doesn't work for me, easier to turn on side.

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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:10 pm 
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What did you not like about this idea? I am thinking about trying it. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Two problems come to mind watching that video.

First is that rod/kayak lift would have to be longer with the larger new wheels. Try to lift that kayak higher than he just did, obviuosly it's all based on your overall height and strength.

Second, one word. Sand. That pipe will dig into the sand in a heart beat.

I place my life jacket down, rods go on top of it. Cooler or any other bags are strapped in place and don't fall out. Couple loose items may fall out but very easy to look around and pick up. Kayak is righted, rods and any loose item is put back in place.

I don't use a mat or rug to roll kayak onto. It's a kayak a few minor scratches is no big deal. If your worried about a scratch then you'd better not get blood on it either. This is not a luxury vehicle its a kayak.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:53 am 
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Good points, especially about the PVC sinking into the sand. A couple of end caps slipped on (not glued) would prevent this. I'm going to try it.....without the rod holders....don't need them. I am 6' 2" so I don't think the lift height will be an issue....at least for me. Thanks for the input.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:07 pm 
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Rhhobie wrote:
Good points, especially about the PVC sinking into the sand. A couple of end caps slipped on (not glued) would prevent this. I'm going to try it.....without the rod holders....don't need them. I am 6' 2" so I don't think the lift height will be an issue....at least for me. Thanks for the input.


Rh, actually better would be a T section. The T would not sink and be easy to remove than just a cap.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading on to Cart
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:18 pm 
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A case for fishing with friends...you can get them to put the cart underneath while you lift the PA! :D

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