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Old 04-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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The use of wheels is very help full when towing your yak across soft sand. The one place I will not go without mine in the dune at Navarr beach.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:35 PM   #12
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Only use mine if I have a long haul to the water other than that they just ride in the truck.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:49 PM   #13
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Okay so the reason for the question is I am thinking on building a cart for use across the beach. Just a few feet from the truck would be grass, gravel then beach sand.
But the major portion would be soft sand.
So instead of spending the big $$ for the big rolleez tires, I am going to experiment with a cart equipped with pvc "water skis".

I can drag the yak okay as is without a cart, so I am basically raising it on skis so as not to drag the yak over the ground.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:08 AM   #14
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I like that idea. I do fish offshore and dragging through the sand sucks. I just don't do it enough to justify the big wheels. I'd like to see what you put together and how it works.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:40 AM   #15
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Come drag my Mariner from the truck to the water and back. Then tell me why I need a cart.
BONGO!!! THIS!!!! From the truck to the water and water to the truck is the worst!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #16
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My buddy could make the trip to the beach in one trip vs. my many trips. Other than that keeps from scratching up the kayak.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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In the process of building one with large baloon wheels for my Outback and PA.

Too old to drag through the sand, especially in July/August.

The big wheels are expensive, but with the limited use and proper care will last forever.

I think of the cost when I'm half-way back to the truck after a full day on the water and know I'd gladly pay for a good cart at that exhausted moment.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #18
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I carry or drag mine, no need for a cart.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #19
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You will try to build something 'like' wheeleaz it'll cost you time and material.. your try again.. more time and material.. etc.. spoken like someone that's been there and done that.

I love to build my own stuff- ask anyone in the GCKFA... but just imagine paying a teenager $5 to haul your goods from the parking lot to the surf then after a day of fishing another $5 to haul it back... in my brain I'd give'em ten on the way back!

So cost per trip to use almost no energy $10. Wheeleze are about $180 for the right size ones.. That's only 18 trips to break even... I've got probably 250 fishing tirps with mine...

They are worth the money.


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Old 04-29-2013, 09:09 PM   #20
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I'm building because I have a cradle for my Hobies and need it custom sized. I'm not building to save $$$.

I will probably actually spend more than the Wheeleeze but will have larger tires. I agree that it will be worth every penny!
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