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Old 09-03-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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I'm currently trying to build a kayak trailer for a bike. sugesstions, tips, and advice would be good

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #2
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Is this a floating trailer that you would attach to your kayak or a wheeled trailer that you would attach to your bike?

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Old 09-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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a wheeled trailer
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Don't waste your time and money. For $173 you can have this... no way you could make if for any cheaper yourself.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CGsQ8wIwAA#



Can't seem to embed a video, but here is a similar one in action. (kayak part starts at about 1:30)
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i have ample pvc pipe in my shed and bike tires from the dump, i dont really need to spend any money
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Here's just about the simplest way.

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Here are some photos of my cart. I built two of these, one for myself, and one for a friend. All from PVC. They both disassemble for stowage inside the kayak hatches.

The picture of the blue kayak shows how they work... but that one is not mine.

I don't tow my kayaks. I just use the cart to pull them by hand from my truck to the beach. A lot of fine, sugar sand so I used those big, wide Barbie Jeep plastic wheels to help float across the sand.
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I'm including an easy-to-build angle rack piece that will snap on a pickup truck rack to let you carry two or three kayaks up there.

It also makes a great tent top for the truck bed if you string one of those big blue tarps across the peak... but it's best if you use two of these angle pieces. For the kayaks you only need one rack piece.

If you push <CONTROL> "+" on your keyboard several times, you can enlarge the photo of the two kayaks to see how the single tie-down strap loops one time around the top of the angle piece. It holds both yaks perfectly snug at Interstate speeds. Of course I do have a front and rear tie-down on the yaks also. ( <CONTROL> "-" returns the screen to your smaller size.)

Oh yeah... the reason I use the angle brace is because my two kayaks are too wide to sit side-by-side on the truck ladder rack........ AND I can also carry three this way.
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Forgot to show how easily the rack snaps securely into place on the truck ladder rack.
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thats awsome thanks,

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