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Carrito (kayak cart for your bike)

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A simple and nice PVC kayak cart to be towed with your bike.
I have a kayak, I don't have a car, and I didn't want any metal trailer that could be expensive, heavy and rusty. I checked around a little and was inspired by some folks. Finally I made my own design. There are great ideas out there, please search and take a look at different models before starting, you can always adjust the idea to your own needs.
Initially, I intended to do the simplest thing, but eventually I added a little bit of sophistication because I can' t help it!

The greatest of all, the ones I was inspired by:
1) Kayak Cart from kayakfisher66
2) [http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=IGSXOoHBpIk Milkcrate Kayak Cart Assembly from quocducnguyen]
3) Towing a kayak from virgkw

I hope you like it!

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Un carrito simple, de PVC, para llevar el kayak con tu bici.
Tengo un kayak, no tengo auto, y no queria un trailer de metal que podria ser pesado, caro y se terminara oxidando. Estuve mirando un poco aqui y alla y fui inspirado por algunos ejemplos. Al final, termine haciendo mi propio disenho. Hay ideas geniales por ahi, te recomiendo buscar y mirar distintos modelos antes de empezar, siempre se puede ajustar la idea a tus propias necesidades!
Al principio, mi intencion era hacer el modelo mas simple, pero la final le termine agregando un poquito de sofisticacion, no lo pude evitar :p

Los mejores de todos, los que me inspiraron:
1) Kayak Cart, de kayakfisher66
2) Milkcrate Kayak Cart Assembly, de quocducnguyen
3) Towing a kayak, de virgkw

Espero que te guste!

 
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Awesome instructable! This is going to be super helpful in the construction of my kayak trailer. Im working on making one from a walker. Hope to post pics when its finished

Chard5 years ago
great ible - i always thought of doing something simillar for a surfboard but then i got a car :P

i think its called a 45 degree angle because its bent 45 degrees from straight(180 - 135 = 45). if it were against a wall for example it would bend the pipe 45 from the wall
hypokampito (author)  Chard5 years ago
yes, I thought so (the 45 degrees issue), but still.. Anyway, it would take me forever to learn the "correct" names of all the magic stuff there is around there... Thanks for commenting!
and the y looks like a lowercase y?
hypokampito (author)  hintss3 years ago
Exactly, like these:
http://www.flexpvc.com/indexWyes.shtml

http://www.roapipeline.com/PICS%20WEB/12%20PVC%20&%20CPVC/ROA%20Y%20DE%20PVC%20CED%2080%20W2.jpg

http://www.atozsupply.com/images/product_images/pvcwye.jpg
oh, and I suggest having a T pointing downward, from the top part to keep the kayak from sliding out.
aaon5 years ago
Yes but how about a bike cart for your kayak?
alexh934 aaon5 years ago
I always have that problem, I can't tow my bike in my kayak, I am forced to hold it over my head, and scream battlecries at passing boats so they don't run me over.
As this is an incredible 'able, I laughed soo hard on the previous comment!! Thanks I needed it been a bad day. Anyways I was thinking maybe instead of the small wheels you could possibly use air inflated ones? Other then that ingenious!!!!
It is hard to tell how long you kayak is from the pictures but I might have the answer to your problem. Take one of those fork-mount stand things that would normally be installed in the bed of a pickup truck and install it behind the opening you sit in. Then, take something similar to the wheel strap/cradle of any Thule/Yakima bike rack and mount it in the rear where your back tire rests. Sure you might be a little top-heavy, but at least you don't have to leave your bike around.
aaon alexh9345 years ago
Would make for a great ible.
aaon aaon5 years ago
But really great job!
luigi29995 years ago
is there any way to adapt this to fit to a car trailer hitch?
alanv735 years ago
I agree about the wheels, pneumatic would be better. Mostly, though, I'd like to see how it was hitched up to the bike. Photos of it in action would help.
hypokampito (author)  alanv735 years ago
I have updated the instructable now, tell me what you think!
Bran5 years ago
Very good project! Excellently documented! I love how this Instructable is bilingual! Keep it up!
hypokampito (author)  Bran5 years ago
thanks :)
d_ekrem5 years ago
great project! i'd agree with alanv73 re: viewing it hitched to the bike.
hypokampito (author)  d_ekrem5 years ago
yes sorry folks, now it is shown. Just one version, of course. The best of all is the one you adjust to your needs. What to you think of the hitching now?
CameronSS5 years ago
Nice! And bilingual, too!
hypokampito (author)  CameronSS5 years ago
thanks for the first comment! Yes, I would like to see more bilingual instructables (although I understand that it takes twice as much time to do it... but you reach more than twice as much people!) Thanks for commenting!
jeff-o5 years ago
Great idea! The only thing I'd suggest right off the bat is to replace the wheels with ones better able to handle high speed. You could salvage 12-20" wheels from a child's bike for this purpose.
hypokampito (author)  jeff-o5 years ago
sure, the wheels are not the best ones. I was about to buy the inflatable ones, but they are way more expensive and require maintenance... But of course, with a child's bike wheels, it has to be more "speed-resistant"! Thanks for the idea. Good luck!
shooby5 years ago
Great. Do you have a profile photo of it attached to a bicycle?
hypokampito (author)  shooby5 years ago
soon, my friend!!
whiteoakart5 years ago
I suppose I could do something like this for my canoe. I have to lug it up and down a huge hill.
hypokampito (author)  whiteoakart5 years ago
yes, you could. Just be sure to use tubes that are strong enough. For a canoe I don't think I would use the 40mm white PVC ones. Just go around your nearest workshop and see! Good luck!