By Dave Bragg
We are 100 yards from the ocean but by road it is a block, so I need a wheel cart.
This is basically a cart design that I found on the Wavewalk site, with a few tweaks due to the weight.
I sourced the materials for about $80, over half was the no-flat tires and wheels. Stainless on the hardware except for the brass bushings and a piece of 1/4” flat bar aluminum for the kickstand.
I epoxied bushings to accept the 5/8” stainless bolts. The sides are beefed up to both hold more weight as well as to keep the wheels square. I glued and screwed the supports for more strengt.
I beefed up the ends to support the weight and pressure around the wheels. The brass bushings were epoxied into tight holes drilled into the sides.
Testing it: I pulled the S4 all loaded up for 2 blocks and it worked wonderfully. It tracked, turned and balanced great.
Now I’ll see how it works over time. Excited!
My S4 boat is outfitted with a new Tohatsu 6 HP with a 9″ pitch propeller. I drive using a jointed tiller extension.
I took my S4 to the Tomoka basin for a test drive and it worked well. Then I took it out for a 20 mile ride. Got it to 12 mph after breaking in the motor. That was really fun.