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I'm planning to purchase a kayak cart for use with my OK Drifter (old model). I will use it about evenly over sand beaches and over gravel paths and some small to medium rocks. I see there are a few different models available, so I would appreciate any insights or recommendations. Thanks for the help.
 

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How far do you intend on dragging it across the sand? If not far here is a link to what I use that Craig posted for me about a year and a half ago.

http://www.daybreakfishing.com/KayakCart.html

It would work for 50 yard kind of drags over sand but not much further. On the flip side. I had one made with 20 inch bicycle tires that I could drag for a mile behind my beach cruiser no sweat.

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Thanks for the link Tom. To answer your question, I don't anticipate dragging my kayak much more than 50 yards across the sand. Mostly from beach access parking lots, through the dunes and down to the water.
 

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I have this one and like it.

http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=wh&Category_Code=kw

I have never used it on sandy beach so I'm not sure how it will do on the beach. I believe carts with roleeze tires are ideal for the sand.
 

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If you plan on pulling across more than 5 feet of sand you need a kart with roleeze wheels on it, regular bicycle or pneumatic tires jsut dont cut it. They bog down and drag harder than just a bare yak. I have one similar to the one there with red wheels, it is great for backyard around front to the truck. But in sand, no thanks, I will pull mine with a rope. ( until i can afford the roleeze cart [grin] )
 

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Thanks for the input. Roleeze appears to be the best bet for the sand, but I'm still debating the extra cost vs. benefit.
 

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I have the rolleasy and love it. I bought it planing to use it in the sand but have not had a need yet. I use it around the house right now. Its nice to know that if I want to go to the beach I have it.
It breaks down and fits inside my kayak also.


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I have photos of a cart I built. cost $23. Time=1 hr. It has lasted two years so far. Very strong! made of 3/4" PCV pipe, PVC pipe glue (do it outside!), and a steel rod/axle. How do I post this picture. Do I need to re-subscribe? If I do, how do I attach it to my message?
 

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Roleez. I will be buying one soon. I tried it out in the yard when they sent it for the tourney.
Chad
 

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[Q]Chad originally wrote:
Roleez. I will be buying one soon. I tried it out in the yard when they sent it for the tourney.
Chad
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Oh, wait!!!!!

IT'S USED?!?!?!!?!?!?

[grin][grin][grin]
 

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An easy cart is to buy a hand truck and use a sawzall to cut the handle and nose off. If you look around you can pick up a used hand truck with large wheels on it for $20-40.00.
 
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