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Old 10 June 2021, 05:33   #1
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Homemade front dolly for my Elling

Its taken a bit longer than I had hoped to get from design to finish using all sorts of bits and bobs from the garage & garden, the idea was for it to cost very little because i'm a cheapskate.
An old fishermans tackle box trolley supplied part of the telescopic handle & 2 chunky wheels & tyres. Some 20mm galvanised conduit formed the bend up to the stainless handle. The U shaped tube with downward sets was originally a screw on the wall garden hose holder, a bit of angle iron holding those bits together was from a scrap sofa. The axle and vertical are more parts of an old table I made my engine dolly from.
I will probably cover the silver pipe and the U shape with pipe insulation to protect the boat from damage but I was careful not to have any sharp parts close to the top anyway. That part swivels or rather the wheels do to allow for easy turning.

Its made so it can be stripped down to pack away in a small space easy. The handle 2 parts unscrews from the vertical with thumbscrews, One more bold and the top under boat section detaches. The wheels remove easy and are interchangeable with some smaller lighter wheels for concrete rather than beach work.
I spent about 10 and used up lots of odd bits from my workshop hoarding box. No matter how I present these pics, ribnet insists that that they are shown upside down!


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Old 10 June 2021, 05:43   #2
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Looking good

The pictures posted certainly provided some neck exercise, got rid of all those cricks!
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Old 10 June 2021, 05:58   #3
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Looking good

The pictures posted certainly provided some neck exercise, got rid of all those cricks!

I just tried the "other channel" and same happens there, so it must be me! I even inverted one to see what happened when uploaded and still it was upside down.
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Old 10 June 2021, 07:32   #4
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Nice one Oldman2 it looks well made have you tried it out yet
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Old 10 June 2021, 07:46   #5
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Nice one Oldman2 it looks well made have you tried it out yet

Ive wheeled it round the garden If you mean the boat, then no I'm waiting for a blue moon acendant in the third quarter. No really I must get it wet very soon.
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Old 10 June 2021, 13:01   #6
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In the next day or so will be taking my KB350 out on the river now it has got Spanish registered so looking forward seeing how my swivel seat is, plus if it is easier with the new 14in wheels launching and retrieving the boat
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Old 10 June 2021, 13:10   #7
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Whichever way you look at it (?!) that's another cracking bit of fabrication.
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Looks beefy now with the foam insulation fitted & the lighter smaller wheels!

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No neck exercises this morning

It really does look the part.
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