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The easiest way ever, to insert your trolley.

Postby maverick » 02 Jan 2018, 19:42

The secret is here - the easiest way to insert your kayak trolley. The concept isn't mine, but a couple of refinements make it even easier. I built it for the Compass, but used it on the weekend on my fully rigged AI and it was fantastic - easiest way ever to insert the trolley. I am sure it will work on all the other Hobie models.

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Postby Tim399 » 02 Jan 2018, 19:57

I do it the same way with my PA14, very easy :up: except I use two occy straps, which the ends are a little wide so if the trolley is too far faward they can jam up. Your bungee with clips looks better though
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Postby laneends » 02 Jan 2018, 21:56

Hobie padeyes in the ends, brilliant been scratching my head trying to think of a better way than just hooking into a hole in the posts, which as Tim points out, can foul when pulling through.
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Postby peatop » 02 Jan 2018, 22:58

Nice Pete im sure i coukd adapt something similar to my homemade ones, i have 4 sets of scupper holes that can be used to drag my yak around, i have just been tipping my yak on it's side and poking the wheels in till now
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Postby mazman » 03 Jan 2018, 11:28

I used a bimini tube end for bcf for the holes and occy straps to get the tension. Super easy to do and saves a bit of hassle.
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Postby chunk9000 » 03 Jan 2018, 15:12

mazman wrote:I used a bimini tube end for bcf for the holes and occy straps to get the tension. Super easy to do and saves a bit of hassle.


Same. I have been using bimini tube ends on a non-hobie cart for some time and it works well. I found connecting a carabiner to the eye of the end tube a little fiddly at times so I added small loop of cord, which is much easier (got this idea from Reeling).
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Postby laneends » 03 Jan 2018, 16:31

Helps if you cut the post height down to the minimum to suit your hull, then you dont have to lift yak as high
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Postby time2fish » 03 Jan 2018, 16:54

love this .first thing i am doing when i get a new yak
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Postby Wind Waker » 06 Jan 2018, 19:30

Same as mazman for me. Use it on the Pa14 especially when loaded with 4 to 6 rods and a livewell of 30 odd kilos of water.
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Postby time2fish » 20 Jan 2018, 15:32

Where did you buy the eyepads from ?
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