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Old 01 May 2013, 15:04   #1
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Anyone used a kayak trolley as launch wheels

Title says it all. Got a 2.7m for messing about in but dont want extra bulk of launch wheels on transom and no room for launch trolly in boot.Talking at sailing club and watched couple walking past pulling kayaks on little wheeled cradles. Anyone had same idea - does it work ?
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Old 01 May 2013, 15:21   #2
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Yep...it needs some thinking about...I'll digg out a pic...
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If I remember correctly this has been discussed before, give the search a try...
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Yep, bought a HonWave when they 1st came out and couldnt find any wheels to fit because of the extended floor.

Ended up buying a C-Tug, strapped it on tight with a ratchet strap and it worked really well.

It only died when I got lazy and dragged the whole lot behind the Rangie down to the lake. Note to self, the plastic wheel bearings melt pretty fast when being towed at 20mph
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Ta muchly. At least i know i'm looking down the right path.
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I would think you might want a little more width between the tires so the boat doesn't tip. Plus only use the setup for moving the boat around paved surfaces.

I have come close to flipping my kayak moving it around on its plug in cart as it is fairly narrow. Plus it sinks in the sand. (Should really build a new cart with Wheeleez tires).

Do you plan to haul the motor on it at the same time? What size motor are you running?
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Longest distance would be equivalent to Ferry Nab carpark to slipway. 2.7 airdeck + 5 hp 2s.
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Longest distance would be equivalent to Ferry Nab carpark to slipway. 2.7 airdeck + 5 hp 2s.
No problem at all for a C-tug or similar. But if it is at Ferry Nab they always have a couple of launching trolleys that you can just borrow to move your boat, they are in front of the tender racks with the marina trolleys.
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