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Old 02-27-2010, 04:18 PM   #51
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choppedliver (2/26/2010)By the way, I need a kayaker to pull this behind his kayak and tell me what you think.

Choice of free beach anchor or sand spike for helping me out.


I'll be happy to do it! Fantastic invention!


I also need someone to let me borrow their generator and a couple of lights. I want to rig it up as a flounder setup and make a youtube video using it as a wade floundering platform
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:25 PM   #52
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choppedliver (2/26/2010)By the way, I need a kayaker to pull this behind his kayak and tell me what you think.



Choice of free beach anchor or sand spike for helping me out.




I think it would be good to have if you were using a kayak as a means of transport to a wading spot, but I feel like it would get in the way of fishing from the kayak itself.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:13 PM   #53
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choppedliver (2/26/2010)I need to figure it out. Don't ask too much of me now lol... It's all I could do to get the paperwork done, videos made, pictures taken, prototype made and tested. I have an idea, but don't want to really throw out an unrealistic number if I'm wrong. I need to get a "quantity" price from the guy who rolls my sheet metal, as that is something I am not equipped to do. I figure if people will pay $200 for a crappy beach cart, this will be at least that expensive. That's all I really should say at this point. I'm still working on wheels for those who want them. It's really ideal for two people to just load it up, and carry it via the built in handles on front and back. Of course one person will either have to make more than one trip, or use wheels.
Just a thought but you might want to look at aluminum irrigation pipe/tube for the pontoons. Then you just cut to length you desire, no rolling and welding lengthwise.

These guys are manufacturers they make them with .051 to .072 material up to 12" diameter. Might be more cost effictive for you.

http://www.hipco-ne.com/tubing.htm there are others out there.
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choppedliver (2/26/2010)I need to figure it out. Don't ask too much of me now lol... It's all I could do to get the paperwork done, videos made, pictures taken, prototype made and tested. I have an idea, but don't want to really throw out an unrealistic number if I'm wrong. I need to get a "quantity" price from the guy who rolls my sheet metal, as that is something I am not equipped to do. I figure if people will pay $200 for a crappy beach cart, this will be at least that expensive. That's all I really should say at this point. I'm still working on wheels for those who want them. It's really ideal for two people to just load it up, and carry it via the built in handles on front and back. Of course one person will either have to make more than one trip, or use wheels.


Just a thought but you might want to look at aluminum irrigation pipe/tube for the pontoons. Then you just cut to length you desire, no rolling and welding lengthwise.



These guys are manufacturers they make them with .051 to .072 material up to 12" diameter. Might be more cost effictive for you.



http://www.hipco-ne.com/tubing.htm there are others out there.


Man I have scoured the internet looking for thin wall large diameter tubing. Most metal suppliers stop around 8" with .125 thickness which is way too heavy. I know, I have a bunch of it that I bought for one of my way too heavy prototypes. Thats why I ended up going with the rolled tubing.



You may have just given me a very valuable contact. Thank you.
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And you do not have to buy it brand new. Many irrigation suppliers have used stuff on hand that was either traded for different stuff or that they bought back to sell again.

Or keep an eye on farm auctions.

This link might give you a source for wheels...https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...catname=wheels

I use the ones in the link above on my fishing cart as they are all plastic rims and no ball bearings to get sandy or rusty.
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johnsonbeachbum (2/27/2010)And you do not have to buy it brand new. Many irrigation suppliers have used stuff on hand that was either traded for different stuff or that they bought back to sell again.



Or keep an eye on farm auctions.



This link might give you a source for wheels...https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...catname=wheels



I use the ones in the link above on my fishing cart as they are all plastic rims and no ball bearings to get sandy or rusty.


Once again, thank you... I should have known to come to pff for advice. The collective knowledge here is amazing
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #57
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I was at Chris's home Friday at 3:00 pm to discuss his next project, and saw this thing up close and personal. Great Job!!!!

I really like how light is it. I really really like the idea of wheels, then you would be in direct competition with pier carts, That would also float. Heck, if you wheeled thing with big wheel wheels like aforementioned, I believe you would have hottest product on the market.

Them you could have them in all the bait stores and quash the competition.

Did you see the pier cart tent at Outcast Sale??

Next year we want to see your tent there buddy, with sand stakes and the next product we talked about Friday.

See Ya!!!!
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Thats an awesome invention, somewhere between a skiff and and fishing cart. I know its got me interested, thats for sure. Be great for gigging and wade fishing, its just a matter of taking it from a very specific use to making it more universally marketable. Definitely a world of possibilities though. Thinking I'd love it at low tide. To be honest, if its as light as you guys are saying I think I'd use is more as a sled while on the sand, but the wheel be great if hauling across rougher surfaces. Thats the beauty of a pontoon design, it does a great job of distributing weight. If it can be made atless than 50#'s I'll be all over it for surf fishing. Nice job though!
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tofer (2/27/2010)Thats an awesome invention, somewhere between a skiff and and fishing cart. I know its got me interested, thats for sure. Be great for gigging and wade fishing, its just a matter of taking it from a very specific use to making it more universally marketable. Definitely a world of possibilities though. Thinking I'd love it at low tide. To be honest, if its as light as you guys are saying I think I'd use is more as a sled while on the sand, but the wheel be great if hauling across rougher surfaces. Thats the beauty of a pontoon design, it does a great job of distributing weight. If it can be made atless than 50#'s I'll be all over it for surf fishing. Nice job though!


less than 50#s? Its about 30.
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Well I stand corrected lol. Thats even sweeter then. Good job man!
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