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T33cno

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Car to pond boat transporter
« on: March 13, 2017, 06:45:09 pm »

What do you use for heavy boats? I'm looking at folding fishing carts like the Trakker Galaxy


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T33cno

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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 06:52:20 pm »

Or this much cheaper
https://youtu.be/JJZX8ioaDUY
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T33cno

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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 07:20:16 pm »

Or a possibly more stable twin wheeler
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 07:27:58 pm »

Are they on ebay  %)
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 07:32:45 pm »

Are they on ebay  %)
Everything is on ebay but not necessarily cheapest
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 08:09:41 pm »

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T33cno

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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 08:13:00 pm »

 :-))


Theres a major angling shop near me so I'll have a browse in the flesh on Friday
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 08:51:03 pm »

The local Hardware conglomerate carries two different wagons, i own the red version...
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 09:04:32 pm »

A chap that attended the Wicksteed show last year had a trolley mounted on bicycle wheels. It had a superb ride that absorbed bumps and wbbles better than smaller wheels. Many boats will ride these out, but some models are that bit more fragile and don't like wibbling especially if quite old with brittle glues/ building materials. I recall it was home made, so if you can get some wheels and do a bit of light engineering you could make a trolley with an easier ride to your personal specification:O)
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T33cno

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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 09:22:19 pm »

Good replies but I'm still erring on the side of folding carts as most boats will fill a boot/trunk. So I want one that will go behind a front seat.


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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 10:02:53 pm »

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 10:11:34 pm »

 {-)
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 10:28:26 pm »

I use the same as cos, 30, i dont use the nylon bag, i fitted a ply floor and large boats slide into the truck with transmitter and batteries etc all carried together, empty it weighs about 15lbs, and folds to fit behind the passenger seat, (the models are in the boot) looked at fishing trolleys/barrows etc, very expensive and not much better than the truck


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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 10:54:18 pm »

Just a thought, maybe a folding / collapsible wheelchair could be adapted or even a baby buggy or pram.
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2017, 01:19:27 am »

I would often see baby buggies, in a sorry state, down at the tip/recycle centre. They could provide wheels, and if more pram like the chassis too.
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 08:10:28 am »

Skierdive, Looked at wheel chairs and baby buggies, the wheel chair with the canvas back removed would work, keep the upright handles. A baby buggy is more integrated and most are difficult to alter, the canvas is usually one piece and part of the chassis.


tigertiger, if you just use the wheels, the effort involved as well as cost to make a chassis and framework is not worth the time, much better spent building your models and spend a little on a truck
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 10:28:29 am »

I have one of the original Silver Cross push chairs.  Hard to find these days.
Remove 'chair' parts and add a 'drop in' horizontal platform.
Surprising how much it can carry, with room on the tray underneath for TX bag and camping chair.
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2017, 03:42:01 pm »

My 1:12th Tamar sat happily on a converted golf trolley that I got from the local recycling centre.

I bought that estate car because the trolley/boat fitted perfectly.
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2017, 03:46:10 pm »

Wonderful  :-))  smashing craft
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2017, 06:44:07 pm »

Good one mate, the only problem is it will fit the Tamar but what about other boats??


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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2017, 08:23:18 pm »

I use a slightly modified shopping trolley. 10 at the local discount store. It carries my Ben Ain, 48" and 27 lbs, quite easily and folds flat.

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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2017, 08:36:23 pm »

Surely the shopping trolley only cost a pound!? %) , they do down our way anyway!


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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2017, 09:20:07 pm »

Good one mate, the only problem is it will fit the Tamar but what about other boats??


Mark

That trolley is dedicated to the Tamar, but in reality it is an old golf trolley with a cradle fastened to it.  Design the cradle to take whatever boats you want to move.
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2017, 10:03:55 pm »

I dont see the problem I just take the car to the edge %) %) %%
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Re: Car to pond boat transporter
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2017, 10:05:09 pm »

I too used a golf trolley, simply fabricate a frame with two web straps which undersling the hull, so it will adapt to snugly fit any shape hull you want. then the frame clips to the gold trolley with 2 smaller web straps so easily removeable, and you can use the frame as a boat stand too, so very universal. used it for 5 yrs now and not a problem, and the golf trolley folds up and light to carry and hand up in the garage.
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