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Old 02-27-2010, 09:58 AM   #41
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Looks good Chris, as for wheels, maybe something like the wheels on the back of the old Big Wheel. Not sure if they would turn or plow in the sand though. Maybe? I think you have a winner! Good Luck! Congrats.

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:23 PM   #42
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Shiznik (2/27/2010)Looks pretty sweet Chris! You must have tons of other ideas already drawn out just waiting on fabrication. I have a feeling you will be moving that business out of your garage pretty soon. When these products hit the media, watch out, then you'll get swamped with orders and it will be all history from then on out, smooth sailing after you get the production line going. I think all the products are wonderful!

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That would be a great problem to have... and yes, I have about 30 ideas on the drawing board lol
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #43
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welldoya (2/27/2010)I don't wade fish but if I did, I would need one of those.

I think your biggest challenge is going to be keeping the price where people will think they've just got to have one. Looks like a lot of metal and welding to me. Also, you keep making references to the beach cart. I don't think they are the competition. Looks like two different target audiences to me.

I would think that your cart would mostly appeal to people who wadefish (or kayak fish)on the sound. It would have to be an awfully calm day to use it on the Gulf. Or so I would think.

You mentioned other products. What I would like to seewould be some kind of contraption to hold 3 or 44' PVC sand spikes on abeachcart without them falling everywhere.

Man, you are always thinking and coming up with good stuff. Congratulations.
You are correct, there is a lot of welding and metal.

Beach cart, yes it's two different audiences, but not really. They could be the same. With wheels, this thing would go anywhere a beach cart would and hold the same stuff. Imaging going out to pensacola beach pier with your "amphibious beach cart" like something out of a james bond movie. Drive to the water, then drive into the water lol.

As far as gulf is concerned,depends on what you are doing. Big crashing waves? I envision someone putting their rods in the holders, nothing else, grabbing hold of the rear handle, and swimming it out to the second sand bar. They could fish on the bar, or deploy baits , and swim back. The rods arent coming out of the holders. The cargo basket it would be empty. It doesnt hold water, waves would just go right through it

Whats the diameter on your sand spikes?
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dsar592 (2/27/2010)I was surprised at how easily you lifted it and carried it. It must be very light. I like the idea of it having wheels and floating so you you can use it for either application. Great job.
Yep... weight was a huge priority. THis thing is 4ft long, 3ft wide, extremely sturdy, yet still lightweight. Making that happen was a very long trial and error process of messing around with different shapes and thicknesses of sheet metal, square tubing, round tubing, channel, angle, etc. The wheels are forthcoming. I rarely go fishing alone, and one thing I think is very handy is the handles on front and back. If two buddies are going fishing, you can load it up and carry it very easy with two people. Or one person can just make two trips. Wheels will be better. Wheels are coming.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #45
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Some nice ideas.



Now you can add a remote control trolling Motor and run it from sitting on the shore. Stick the rods out and have the thing troll your baits, but once you add any kind of a motor it will require a registration number on it.


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X-Shark (2/27/2010)Some nice ideas.

Now you can add a remote control trolling Motor and run it from sitting on the shore. Stick the rods out and have the thing troll your baits, but once you add any kind of a motor it will require a registration number on it.
Hey, what you do with it after I make it is your business
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i dont think you're going to clear the prior art, and non-obviousness test at the patent office, but it is definately a useful item for fishing. see if you can trademark the name fishing mule. (john deere might be upset)
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cool thing there. best of wishes.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #49
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treble (2/27/2010)i dont think you're going to clear the prior art, and non-obviousness test at the patent office, but it is definately a useful item for fishing. see if you can trademark the name fishing mule. (john deere might be upset)
Ive got 200 pages of prior patented items printed out that I researched and nothing came close to this.

It's not obvious... it's not like going out and getting a plastic tote and dragging it through the water. Even if it were, you can patent new uses for old things. But this is not an old thing.

It's going to sail right through

Guess someone always has to be a party pooper.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:15 PM   #50
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hope your right, its certainly better than the inflatable raft i used to haul by tackle box around this summer.

i second the call for retractable wheels, dragging things through sand is a pain.
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