Small or DIY kayak dolly or carrier
Posted by: urahoho on Jun-18-12 10:38 AM (EST) Category: Other Gear
I am having some trouble with carrying my axis 12 long distances. Is their a small kayak dolly I can fit in my hull? Or something I can make myself?
Btw, took my axis 12 on some minor rapids yesterday. It was awesome. First time on rapids on a kayak for me.
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Posted by: angstrom on Jun-18-12 11:06 AM (EST)
I built one with parts from Lowes. Two utility wheels, steel rod axle u-bolted to a 1x4 with a V-cradle. attached the wheels with spring pins so that i could quickly remove them to stow it in my kayak.
Posted by: urahoho on Jun-18-12 11:27 AM (EST)
sounds like a great idea do you have a picture I can see?
Posted by: carldelo on Jun-18-12 12:12 PM (EST)
If you decide not to build one, these two by Bean are small and well-designed; the deluxe has fatter tires, which might make it harder to stow:
Posted by: rnaimo on Jun-18-12 6:47 PM (EST)
Someone posted this web site a while back. I didn't build it yet so I don't know how well it will work.
I bought one from LL Bean|
Posted by: old_user on Jun-19-12 5:07 PM (EST)
After borrowing a friend's on a trip - I opted to get my own. I was paddling solo with a decent portage from the road to the river and having the wheels made for a very easy portage.
I've got three DIY carts on my blog|
Posted by: Ted_from_Crockett_CA on Jun-19-12 3:42 AM (EST)
Posted by: kayakboy on Jun-19-12 10:21 AM (EST)
I liked it. Good cart ideas.
Here are some ideas|
Posted by: redmond on Jun-19-12 10:18 AM (EST)
Posted by: kayakboy on Jun-19-12 10:20 AM (EST)
A lot depends on if you plan to take it apart and take it with you in a hatch. If you plan not to do so, there are many good carts out there. I finally ended up with a C-Tug just so that I can take it with me in the kayak. I have small hatches.
Posted by: urahoho on Jun-20-12 8:09 AM (EST)
I like the c-tug but cost is a factor. Thanks for the blog site. Might try one of those builds.