Boat Cart Advice for Frameless Pontoon Boats?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Gregg Lundgren, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. tyeoneon

    tyeoneon Active Member

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    It's a little pricy,but Sea Eagle makes a cart for FPBs. I think it's around 140$ but it's aluminium and is collapsable.
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    Hi Gregg..been a long time! I checked out the $49 Boat Wheeler and it looks like a winner. I was going to make something similar with schedule 40 for my raft, but after seeing this setup I'll spend my spare time fishing. Tell you what, if you order it and don't like it I would buy it from you! Fred C.
     
  3. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Hey Fred! That is the one I ordered, so I will find out soon enough. Lashing the cart to the open bow, and pulling from the stern using the WM handle should work great for the WM (sure looks like it's working for Alex in the pic). I'll need both the WM and the Assault XX present before I can determine the plywood dimensions needed for the Assault XX, or for balancing heavier loads on either boat. If I decide that I need to go the plywood route, I'll post some pictures.;)

    tyeoneon... Thanks for pointing out another cart. I could see where it might have many great applications when used with certain types of boats.
     
  4. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Gregg, I carried my Assault on Sat into Lenice. Doable but less fun as I age. I just ordered the same cart.

    Wayne
     
  5. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    I promised to post some pics if I went with the plywood. This is my 'hell for stout' design for having two rafts stacked, plus gear. I used some 3/4" plywood that I had handy, but 5/8" probably would be fine. Special thanks to Freestone for taking the time to reply to my original post describing this concept.:)

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    Nice set up Gregg. Looks like a winner!
     
  7. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Love it Gregg. Thanks for posting. I am doing that.

    Wayne
     
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    Gregg, very nicely done. That is a huge raft! You should put your Kodiak on top of it and post a picture, just to put it in perspective. Fred.
     
  9. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Thanks guys. I believe the Assault XX is only 1.5' longer than the Kodiak. I almost put the Kodiak on top for a pic, but thought it should be strapped down for effect, and I didn't have any straps long enough.:(

    The dimensions for the plywood board are 20" x 56". I do have two 20' straps on order, along with a couple of 4' straps. The 4' straps will be just long enough to thread the Boat Wheeler onto the board with less excess to work with.

    When going solo with the Kodiak lightly loaded, I will likely just lash the Boat Wheeler to the tube at the open end. Then, pull it from the other end using the WM handle (Alex style).:)
     
  10. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Gregg, I was able to mount mine under the seat for the trip into Lenice yesterday, then loaded all my stuff behind the seat to head to the lake. It was easy to lift and pull. Then when I finished, it was easier to mount to the front so I did it that way, but now I was lifting up the back end, which is where all the weight is. It was much tougher though it was downhill most of the way. That is why I am excited about the plywood board you made and plan to do that.

    Wayne