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Picture of Kayak Step Cart
An alternative to the DIY PVC cart - easy to make, doubles as a step for loading / unloading and folds for convenient transportation / storage.  It doesn't get much easier than this.

Step 1: Folding Step Stool

Picture of Folding Step Stool
Needing a kayak cart, I was looking for alternatives to measuring / cutting / gluing (cursing*&$#! / re-measuring / re-cutting / re-gluing) a PVC cart.  In the process, I came across this folding step stool.  (ranging in price from $10 - $15 online or local store)
 
chipper358 months ago

Super extreme coolness!!

Thanks for posting this. I love the idea of using a folding step stool. It would give me the extra height I need to strap the kayak on the roof of my vehicle. BUT, can you use it as a step stool with the foam padding on there ?

3D-NM8OR (author)  michelle.caporali.910 months ago

Glad you like the concept. I slip the foam padding off of the stool before I flip it over to use as a step, a seat or to store it. As mentioned, I use a couple of Velcro cable ties (similar to: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/369220/VELCRO-Brand-GET-A-GRIP-Straps/) to hold the foam in place when using it as a cart. Hope that helps.

demini1 year ago
This was super easy. 15 minutes at most for building 2 of them. Would have been faster if we hadn't stopped to admire our work and grab more beers.
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3D-NM8OR (author)  demini11 months ago

Looks good (sorry that I forgot to include Step 7B: Get Beer)

bazy801 year ago

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My mai: bazy@ywshunlai.com

Dryboater1 year ago
Thank you for a great and easy alternative to $150 boat carts

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need.

My mai: bazy@ywshunlai.com

Jobar0072 years ago
That's a pretty good idea. I like it a lot. The only thing that I would change would be to swap out the threaded rod with a solid rod that I tapped the ends on for the bolts. It would eliminate the need for a second set of nuts to lock the first and be much stronger.

By the way, what is the load rating on the stool that you purchased?
3D-NM8OR (author)  Jobar0072 years ago
The step I found at Kmart looks to be identical to the one found on Amazon (Kikkerland Rhino Easy Fold Step Stool). Rated up to 300 lbs.

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need.

My mai: bazy@ywshunlai.com

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need.

My mai: bazy@ywshunlai.com

foobear2 years ago
Very cool
bazy80 foobear1 year ago

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need.

My mai: bazy@ywshunlai.com

I'm going to use this idea. Me and my boys are going to build a canoe this summer. I'll use this for that thank you

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need

bazy80 bazy801 year ago

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need.

My mai: bazy@ywshunlai.com

rham2432 years ago
Thanks so much! Built one this weekend and it works great. Found the stool and a pair of 7" wheels at Kmart, got all the hardware at Lowes. Cost all together around $25 to complete.
bazy80 rham2431 year ago

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need

dkrall1 year ago
wow, great idea. so simple. I'm going to use some old lawn mower wheels I have laying around. all I have to buy is a stool.
bazy80 dkrall1 year ago

Hello, I have a factory in China to product this stool,we can supplier to you with good m,many colors you need

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mastermitch2 years ago
great idea and simple... you got my vote