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Old June 6th 05, 07:43 PM
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Keenan & Julie wrote:

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Peter wrote:

Here's what I use as a lightweight kayak trailer:
http://home.comcast.net/~prathman/P2290004.JPG

It's only good for trailering one kayak though.


NICE! :-o

Seriously, I'm impressed! Is that a canoe cart you're using? How do you
fasten the kayak to the seat?

I've been joking about making a bike-trailer for my kayak, but seeing your
patent really blew my mind! I'm going to make one now! :-)



Yeah, that's pretty neat. What's it like going down a hill?


Down a hill is fine. It's going up that's a problem. The picture was
taken shortly before heading to a reservoir that involves about a 1000'
climb and the boat was loaded with my camping gear.


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Old June 6th 05, 10:42 PM
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Tor Arne Benjaminsen wrote:

How do you fasten the kayak to the seat?


I just tie the bow line of the kayak to the seat rails. Note that this
simple arrangement only works if there's sufficient clearance between the
bow and the bike tire. The folding bike with 20" wheels shown in the
picture has plenty of clearance with most boats that have a bow line
attachment right at the front. But using my other bike with 700c wheels
it only works with my longer double kayak.

I've seen something similar where the cart was attached to the rear hub via
a bent bar that curved back to behind the wheel where it was attached to the
kayak.


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Old June 6th 05, 11:35 PM
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Don Freeman wrote:
I've seen something similar where the cart was attached to the rear hub via
a bent bar that curved back to behind the wheel where it was attached to the
kayak.


Found something like that as well:
URL:http://www.paddleboy.com/pages/bike_trailer.html



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Old June 7th 05, 12:33 AM
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Don Freeman wrote:
I've seen something similar where the cart was attached to the rear hub
via a bent bar that curved back to behind the wheel where it was attached
to the kayak.


Found something like that as well:
URL:http://www.paddleboy.com/pages/bike_trailer.html

That's the one, they were demoing it at last year's Bay Area (SF)
Paddlefest.


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Old June 14th 05, 06:17 AM
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OK. Try Castlecraft at http://www.castlecraft.us/main.htm for a wide choice...

"Keenan & Julie" wrote...
I'm guessing he's talking about something more like this:

http://tinyurl.com/83n7f


"Paddles" wrote...
I am looking for a good, used lightweight trailer for hauling up to 4 18
foot kayaks. The style with the motorcycle wheels (like Portage Pal or
Sports Rig) is what I want.





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