Initial Fishing Kayak Review, in Tandem… and Transportation Wheels – Texas

By Craig Goulden,
Texas

FINALLY got it in the water this weekend. Saturday alone for about an hour and then on Sunday took my daughter with me. It is all you told me it was. Given my lack of experience, I was shocked at how easy it was to get around. Even with my 5’7″ fourteen year old daughter with me it was VERY stable. She wants one of her own now. I told her she could practice with mine and if she wanted to get into it, we’d talk.

I also built a prototype dolly. Water is about 200 yards from my house and needed a way to role it over. See pics. Making revisions and will make the final build this weekend. Is just swings up out of the way when you get to the water. Going to go with some lighter wheels and get rid of the metal eye hooks, but the concept works great. Kinda heavy at this point, but the revisions should knock a few pounds off. It got me to the water, which is the point of a dolly.

Also started working on a “roof.” Its coming along great and will forward pics. I think it will be a nice way to keep the sun off me when our fishing.

Craig

fishing kayak transportation wheels - up position

fishing kayak transportation wheels - down position


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3 Comments

  1. Pete

    I like this set of wheels – It looks easy to make, sturdy, and effective.
    As for roofs, shades, umbrellas, etc.,.. in all of them I see a potential “sail” when the wind starts blowing, and they say Texas is windy…
    To me it sounds like the most important feature in anything that protects you from the sun is a system offering to collapse it quickly and safely when conditions becaome less than favorable.
    What about those large Texan cowboy hats? I’d go for one of these 🙂
    Pete

  2. Thorwald

    Sombrero?

  3. Rox

    Great looking cart, can’t wait to see the end results.

    Isn’t it great, the W500 is everything they say it is.

    No learning curve, stable, like taking the shore with you stable, and a joy to paddle.

    Now that your daughter wants one, tell her to start saving her money or doing
    as many chores as possible to earn one. 🙂

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
    Rox

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