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Old 08-19-2007, 08:59 PM
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Default newbie here. . . .

just wondering if u guys muscle your yaks around or do u hav carts u bought or made. the first time i brought mine(prowler 13) to the beach the wind picked up and it was not fun walkin it around.

any advice or suggestions will be great

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Old 08-20-2007, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

Hey boss, good to see you in here again.
A cart will run you about 100 and you will never look back! If you have to carry it more than 10 yds you are sunk. Not to mention if you rig it at your car you cant carry it at all.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:02 AM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

a cart would be sweet but, so far I have only had to move it a few yrds to the water. If I was on the sand beach, I would drag it. If you have to go a ways, a cart is in order.

Check this out, You can build it yourself... got my eye on this idea.
http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/art...ak_Articles=38
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

Got my cart at dicks 39.99 and then I used the 10.00 coupon from the paper comes with the all terrain wheels
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

hey thanks guys. that pvc project looks interestin. i saw a cart for another type of kayak that has vertical pieces go through the drainage ports might do somthin similar that way it wont be as heavy . . . now i just gotta figure out the wheels situation

thanks again

and if u see someone out there in an orange prowler 13 thats acting like they know wut they r doin its prolly me
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

The drainage holes are called scuppers.
Of course the cart is called a scupper cart.

I would be careful with this.
#1 scuppers are a very weak point on most boats. If you put stress on or in them you very well may crack them

#2 How do you get your wheels back into the holes with a loaded yak. Trust me it is almost impossible.

Also be careful the way you trasnport and store it. ALWAYS upside down or on its side, unless you have a cradle from Thule. If not your boat will warp in about 5 minutes. Also dont winch that thing down too tight on the rack, that will warp it too.

Make sure you do not skimp on the pfd and make sure you have a compass or gps. You never need either, till you NEED them
OK thats enough of the lecture Go have fun.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

i did not know that about the scuppers making the area weaker (thats kind of backwards considering its construction) and of course upside down and i hav a truck so no rack.

and trust me u dont hav to lecture about the navigation (kind of a pilot) so i know when things get hairy - when u dont hav it and need it the most aka unprepared

oh by the way i hav been flyin over the shore lately and PLENTY of bait just out of casting distance btw LBI and SleezeSide and tons more up the raritan. surprisingly i didnt see much btw sandy hook or long branch/asbury park.

i just wish i could get out more . . . i got a brand new tica 10' with an ambasadeur 7k that i hav not yet broken in (im waiting for when its time to throw some heavy clams and bunker . . . obviously not a yak pole)

Tight Lines!!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:33 PM
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i did not know that about the scuppers making the area weaker (thats kind of backwards considering its construction)

Tight Lines!!
whenever there is water in your hull, this is the first area you would look. When I first purchased my boat I used to run a cable lock through the scupper holes and around my racks. it was pointed out to me that this is a no-no.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

I built my own and it works like a charm. Basically it is of the same design as the one above. No more muscling that thing around for me! I lower it off the roof of my garage onto the kayak rack I also made, then onto the cart and out to the car. Off the car, onto the cart and into the water. It comes apart and fits in the hatch area behind me. I have a WS Pamlico 140. It cost me about $15 bucks to build, but I already had the wheels and axle.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

I'm 19 and healthy so i'll spend that cart money on gas & bait and hoof it with the yak. I have carried it as far as 1 1/2 miles before, it's like another adventure before fishing lol.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:36 AM
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You are a madman Ron. I am hitting the sedges this eveneing. I just found out it was a go.
U in?

DDaaccee,
Kind of a pilot? Isnt that like being kind of pregnant? If you get a chance to do some flying around the shore, you need to contact me right away!

Air recon is a FABULOUS way to find spots. Whats your email addy?

Team striper surf needs you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not kidding.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

hey im always up for air recon. sometimes its hard to see could good spots but it is possible

u can drop me a line at dace914@comcast.net
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

like i said in the previous msg im more than willing to fly

i fly out of a flight based in morristown airport so it might be a hike for some people but i can always meet u at a southern airport

so if anybody wants to go send me an email and i can see wut i do (its about $130/hr fyi)
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: newbie here. . . .

and by the way it took me just over an hr to get to montauk the other day fyi
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