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Old 03-23-2013, 03:57 AM
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I'm thinking of buying a kayak of the sit on top variety, but was wondering about how to get it from home to beach - it's not far away so walking was the plan (no car or place to park there anyway) but wondering about how viable that is with a kayak..

The ones I'm looking at are only around 20kg which is light enough but a 20kg kayak (plus accessories) is a bit more unwieldy than a 20kg backpack and I have two busy roads to cross.. is there a solution? A small set of wheels perhaps? Or some kind of addon to be able to strap it on my back? Presumably I'm not the first to face such an issue.
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I have wheeled carts for each of my sit on top kayaks. Once at the water, I just bungee them to the top of the kayak. I made my carts. If you go to youtube and search on kayak cart, you will find several plans. Mine are pvc and work very well.
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Some sort of wheeled cart might be your best bet. I see others that have used similar to pull behind a golf cart. I had a 10' sit inside kayak that I use on the local lakes for fishing when I cant get down to the beach to use the real boat. I throw it in the back of my truck. It's fairly heavy and I couldn't imagine carrying it long distances.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:48 AM
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if you are going to get a cart especially for using it on sand make sure you use the big balloon tires. they will really help you pull through the sand.
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i did the malone clipper. You can take apart, fold up and store in the yak if needed.
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The wheeled carts are great, I use mine all the time. Used to use one I made with Bicycle tires. Make sure you take the cart with you they tend to disappear at the beach. REI.com has a big selection
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I made my own yak cart out of PVC and a couple of 8" tires bought from Harbor Freight. Total cost was around $25 and it works great. Google making a yak cart, there are tons of sites. I used a couple of different ones to make the one I came up with.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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One piece of advice, bicycle tires and beach sand do not play well together. I use a wheeleez cart with balloon tires as I do a lot of over sand stuff
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my liquid logic deuce coupe has a wheel on the back
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:39 AM
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I made one like the pic Deriso showed but used 8" inflatible tires from harbor Freight. I takes 2 minutes to take apart and stow in my hull. The internet is your friend, there are tons of yak cart plans here.
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