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fishunter1 Offline
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Posted: Feb. 01 2007,21:28

I need to get a set of wheels for my kayak. Any one have opinions as to makes models, etc? I have an OK Drifter.
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Posted: Feb. 01 2007,21:49

Lot depends on where you're gonna use em.   Limited use on sand and you can use bout anything.  On sand, the Roleez seems awfully nice.

It's not all that hard to make em - here's mine.  Found some used big wheels at a repair shop, whole thing cost maybe $25-30...



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Posted: Feb. 02 2007,03:22

Click the link below for another idea......

http://www.ftlauderdaleyakfishingclub.org/cgi-bin....l=carts

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Posted: Feb. 03 2007,09:23

Thanks for the info, Pal and Jim. I have tried a couple of times to build one and have been woefully abysmal. :O  Louyak also has a really nice one he built.  The bottom line is I would need assistance with assembly. Were I to get the required ingredients, could I solicit assembly manpower?
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Posted: Feb. 03 2007,10:12

If you cant build the one I posted then perhaps a ready made one is in order

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Posted: Feb. 06 2007,19:38

how about making one capable of being towed behind a bike (CB750F in this case)?

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Posted: Feb. 07 2007,06:03

Thanks for posting K.  As you probably know, there are a number of light weight traditional-type (smaller wheel) trailers, see em for $800 or so.  Harbor Freight sells a version in the $400 range. But my absolute favorite is this pricey, but VERY cool carrier...

The "Rack and Roll", adaptible for motorcycles too.  Bout $1999, have seen on sale for $1699.



It's quite versatile...



And check this out:



Easy, quick disassembly for effective storage in your garage against the wall.  Small roll-around wheels for moving to storage. Light and strong, larger wheels.  Independent suspension.  Can be used to roll your yaks down to the launch too. And you can legally park in the friggin boat spaces, ha!  Length, yoke, suspension ALL adjustable for carrying shorter/heavier stuff too.  Built-in locks, etc., etc., etc....

Wow!

And adaptible for motorcycles.  I've seen a couple of these and they are super, seem very well made (better be for $$$).  A handy guy might be able to steal some of these ideas, buy some used cycle wheels, make a kewl lil carrier...

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Here's some hard-to-find specs on this baby...

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RackandRoll Trailer Specifications


Construction: Anodized Aluminum - 6063.
Fenders: Polypropylene, silver automotive finish.
Trailer Weight: 150 lbs.
Frame Weight: 83 lbs. with wheels and tongue removed.
Length: 134 in. (64 in. tongue and 70 in. trailer body).
Body Width: 63 in. (fender to fender O.D.)
Loadbar Width: 65 in.
Length between Loadbars: Adjustable up to 4 ft.
Deck Height: 26 in.
Storing Mechanism: Wheels remove in seconds using built-in key-lock system. Tongue features automatic wiring connect - disconnect. Frame stores upright or hangs on garage wall. Reassembles in seconds.
Security Systems: Built-in key locks prevent theft of wheels.
Attachment Systems: A pair of industry-standard loadbars comes with your trailer and is compatible with Thule and Yakima roof rack system products. The RACKandROLL trailers also accept Thule and Yakima style factory loadbars and locking factory towers.
Load Capacity: 250 lbs.
Suspension System: Fully independent trailing link swimgarm design, oversized 16 inch alloy wheels, over 100mm of wheel travel, maintenance-free swingarm bushings.
Shock Absorbers: Coil-over, dual spring/progressive-rate with preload adjustment.
Road Clearance: 22 inches under frame, 15 inches under license plate.
Wheels: Oversized 16 in. Aluminum alloy, maintenance-free bearings, chromed hubcaps.
Tires: 3.50 - 16, 4-ply rating, load range B, 440 lbs., tubeless.
Hitch: Class I (1 1/4 in.), 1 7/8 in. ball size. Ideal height of top of ball to ground: 22 inches.
Lighting System: Standard flat 4 connector to vehicle. Sealed incandescent lights, made in U.S.A.
Safety Features: DOT approved. Conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Safety Standards at time of manufacture. Safety chain with locking link, consumer information labels. High performance suspension gives superior road handling.
Maximum Boat Lengths: 18 feet centered on trailer (one kayak), 24 feet with optional Tongue Extension Kit.


Edited by Capn Jimbo on Feb. 07 2007,06:18

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Posted: Feb. 10 2007,08:28

$1700?!?!

ahhhh, how about we go with a NO on that one right about now?

looking for more of the sub-$400 range


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Posted: Feb. 11 2007,09:15

I just said the heck with it and sprand for the snazzy store bought one.:;):
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Posted: Feb. 12 2007,12:14

This is a subject I love, as it's more than possible to roll yer own, to wit:

Bikesatwork (site available):



BicycleR Evolution (site available):





Neat, eh?  More to come...

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