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nifty way to insert trolley

Postby laneends » 08 Apr 2017, 22:37

Came across this on you tube that may be of some interest
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Postby cbarker54 » 09 Apr 2017, 07:56

That's pretty cool
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Postby cruiser » 09 Apr 2017, 10:08

Like that a lot :up:
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Postby Digger » 10 Apr 2017, 08:16

What a clever man!
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Re: nifty way to insert trolley

Postby mingle » 10 Apr 2017, 17:27

Hmm... I guess it works for the lighter Hobies, like the Revo, Sport and (maybe?) the Outback.

With the heavier boats, like the A.I. you've still got to do two dead-lifts (one to get the wheels under the yak, then another to locate the cart).

The lift is the killer/back-breaker for these heavy lumps...

For any A.I. owners, by far the easiest way to get that damn scupper-cart inserted is as follows:

1: Leave the sail/mast installed (but furled, naturally). This acts as a bit of a counter-weight and makes tipping a bit easier.
2: Unclip one aka-brace and fold the ama against the hull, use the paddle-retaining bungee to keep it in place.
(which side you chose is personal preference. I'm right-handed and find that folding the port ama works best)
3: With the other ama still deployed, hold the scupper cart in one hand and slowly lift the ama with the other hand.
It's best to lift it from the middle and then, as the yak tips over, grab the rear aka and tip further until the aka
is almost vertical and the yak is pretty much on its side.
4: Slide the cart into the scupper holes. Make sure it's fully in-place.
5: Gently lower the aka/ama so that the yak slowly rights itself.
6: Bingo, all done with minimal back-strain.

I use various methods prior to this and this is by far the easiest. The only downside is that you need to 'clear the decks'
as anything left on the yak tends to tip onto the beach. I often just leave things in the yak and then pick them up after
I've got the cart inserted.

When I get the chance I might make a video, if one doesn't already exist.

Cheers,

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Re: nifty way to insert trolley

Postby laneends » 10 Apr 2017, 17:46

Thats a 2015 model Revo 16 in the clip.

To ease lifting the rear i have a rope across the two rear padeyes holding the tankwell bungies which has a length of tube sleeved on it to provide an additional handle (alternative is to open rear hatch and grip lip). I grip this with one hand. Lift up while dropping to one knee and rest on thigh in kneeled position. Old style trolley with shorter uprights can then just slip under and into scuppers. no tipping required. Bit of strength, but no strain required when fully loaded.
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Postby westy » 11 Apr 2017, 16:35

Like it a lot, and simple as :up:
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Postby chunk9000 » 11 Apr 2017, 23:57

I do something similar. I saw a post on kfdu.com.au a while a go. Bungee cord with a clip either end and handle in the middle. Drop the clips through the rear scupper holes and clip onto eyelets on the end of the trolley. Lift the kayak and pull the handle. Works really well.
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Re: nifty way to insert trolley

Postby moirae » 28 Oct 2017, 00:10

That's freakin awesome.

My cart shits me to tears.
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