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Various Kayak Trailers

Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Babylon » 31 Oct 2010, 18:57

Have thought about putting this up and others adding to it.
Some of us have made trailers and our ideas might help others.
So if you have built one please add to it .Cheers Jim :thumbsup:
here are some of mine.
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if anyone wants any info about trailer feel free to contact me.
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby 2rsea » 02 Nov 2010, 20:59

Here's my set-up, had a 6x4 that I pretty well never use so decided to make it into a yak transporter. Cut off old drawbar and made a new one long enough so that the adventure would fit with only a few inches of overhang at the rear. Probably not well visible in my dodgy photo I took today are hull supports at midships & stern which lift out of the crossbars to allow transport of 2 yaks upside down if required, but in normal use I carry the boat right way up so I can leave it pretty well rigged ready for launch.
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Digger » 03 Nov 2010, 07:52

Here's mine again.


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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Jenko » 03 Nov 2010, 21:28

Here's mine again too
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Kingo » 14 Nov 2010, 20:40

They are all really nice setups guys I'm thinking about making a trailer myself for my outback and soon to be pro angler do you have any tips regarding registration, materials used etc... I have a good deal of welding experince ( stick oxy and mig) and accsess to all the gear required for making a trailer I just need some advice before I consider starting :up:
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Jenko » 14 Nov 2010, 21:41

Kingo wrote:They are all really nice setups guys I'm thinking about making a trailer myself for my outback and soon to be pro angler do you have any tips regarding registration, materials used etc... I have a good deal of welding experince ( stick oxy and mig) and accsess to all the gear required for making a trailer I just need some advice before I consider starting :up:
cheers Darcy


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I drew up a few different designs by first working out what I needed the trailer to carry (Outfitter, so have double EVERYTHING). I don't and didn't want to back the trailer into the water, so I just used mild steel, but if you plan on submerging it, go Gal. I went with a single backbone like a boat trailer to save weight and expense on the extra material. I also designed and built as low as possible to save the back when lifting the yak.You don't need to produce the trailer at Vicroads but definitely get it registered as a boat trailer (exactly the same price as a box trailer), this allows you to park in trailer parking spots without receiving a fine. If you can use a mig, your 75% there. :thumbsup:
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby 2rsea » 14 Nov 2010, 21:56

Hi Darcy, if starting from scratch I would go for single backbone design as Jenko suggests - low, light & doesn't take much in the way of materials. The design they use for real basic tinny trailers is quite easily adapted to carry 1 or 2 yaks. Cheers.
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Kingo » 15 Nov 2010, 06:19

Thanks for the advice Gary and Nick are the any requirments on trailer design/construction to register it? Also roughly what did each trailer cost materials wise?
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby Babylon » 15 Nov 2010, 19:28

Hi Darcy when we did my trailer and went to register it i needed the receipts for the steel and wheels axle and such
to prove i had built it also had it weighed at a public weighbridge to get accurate weight mine weighs 270 kilos
with that info i went in and registered it as a home made boat trailer because its under 700 kilos didn't need to see it
also watch side measurement i think from memory anything over 2300mm needs to be looked at there is a trailer pack you can
download from Vic-roads which might help you.rego cost was around 35 and cost of plate wasnt much more I think.
hope this helps Cheers Jim :thumbsup:
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Re: Various Kayak Trailers

Postby 2rsea » 15 Nov 2010, 20:24

Hi Darcy, no real specific design stuff from vicroads point of view except for keeping within dimensional limits and under 750kg. Obviously you need to fit road legal lighting & reflectors, safety chain etc but the trailer pack tells you what you have to comply with it's pretty straightforward. Costwise I started with a complete trailer and only had to make a longer drawbar so not much $$$$ in it for my build, however because it wasn't previously registered I had to tell vicroads it was a new build which meant I had to produce receipts to prove I had built it. I had a docket for some steel but nothing else, luckily we sell trailer stuff at work so just made up a dumby invoice with a few odd trailer parts on it :shhh: . To give you a rough idea of what some of the bits might cost you - coupling $25, spring set (springs, hangers, ubolts) $50, axle complete w/hubs $140, mudguards $40 for raw steel ones. Like you I have a mig and all the gear so didn't have any labour costs to worry about.
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