Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

forum for kitesurfers


User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:39 am

I bought the necessary Pipe fittings and laid them out to fit a stack of 3 33" X 22" kite bags....Your design may vary. My first try using 1 1/2" pipe was heavy and going to be all fittings and hardly any pipe...
Attachments
4S BU 036.JPG

User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:43 am

So back to Home Cheapo and exchanged everything for 1" pipe. Laid it out on the ground with my penciled 33" x 20" box to imagine what the base will be...Then I started cut some pipe...
Attachments
4S BU 071.JPG
4S BU 069.JPG

rtz
Frequent Poster
Posts: 467
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:47 am
Kiting since: 2010
Favorite Beaches: OBX
SPI
Style: Freeride
Gear: SlingShot, Switch.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby rtz » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:08 am

A kite buggy with wheelbarrow tires won't go through soft sand:

Image

Get wide tires if you can if you will be going through soft sand.

matth
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1016
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog
Favorite Beaches: West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog
Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, Switchblades, 14m Velocity . Cabrinha Ace, Shinn Monk, Litewave DV8
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby matth » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:30 am

If you build something out of PVC pipes use the gray ones( electrical ) they are much stronger.

I used a cheap plastic sled one day this summer. Cooler, chairs, etc, easily 30 plus pounds .
I was surprised how well it slid on sand, board walk , and even a little parking lot.

User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:57 pm

Thanks for the PVC and tire advice. Your probably right but I want to see how well these $4 tires will work. Continuing:

I built the lower frame and glued it. Some advice, put the frame together carefully. The glue sets very quick in 2 - 5 seconds. I made a lot of mistakes in measuring but compounded those mistakes by gluing fittings incorrectly because the glue sets so quickly, A few times I couldn't #1 put the pipe all the way into the fitting or #2 I couldn't adjust the fitting to the right angle in time before the glue sets rock solid. Once it sets, it's a permanent bond much like plastic melting onto plastic.
Attachments
4S BU 002.JPG
Glued the frame together and ran the axle through the "T" fittings. Then marked and cut the axles to size.
4S BU 001.JPG
Lower "T" drilled with a 5/8" drill bit to allow the 5/8" stainless steel axle through (later I found out this was a mistake)

User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:59 pm

Test fit the tires.
Attachments
4S BU 003.JPG
I had to wiggle the 5/8" drill bit into the holes a bit to allow the axle to get through freely

User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:01 pm

When I test fit the gear, I realized the first mistake. The board holders were too low and the board were interfering with the tires...This would leave nasty rub marks on the boards and cause friction when rolling.
Attachments
4S BU 016.JPG
4S BU 015.JPG

User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:03 pm

...so I gave the whole lower frame a 3" lift...
Attachments
4S BU 017.JPG
Added 4" pipe to the bottom of the "T" fitting to get 3" of lift...

User avatar
kimeza
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:48 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Belmont Shore, CA
Favorite Beaches: Maui
Sherman Island
South Padre Island
Style: Holding on for dear life
Gear: North Rebel 7, 9 ,12 and a Dyno 15 when I'm desperate. I think a Neo quiver is in my future.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby kimeza » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:09 pm

Test fit was good. Added the rest of the frame (no glue so I can take it apart for storage). Added the 3/4" pvc with screw on fitting to support the boards and some insulation foam (which is too thin). I made a simple handle out of 3/4" pipe and a cotter pin and pretty much done!
Attachments
4S BU 018.JPG
4S BU 021.JPG

matth
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1016
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog
Favorite Beaches: West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog
Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, Switchblades, 14m Velocity . Cabrinha Ace, Shinn Monk, Litewave DV8
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Any beach cart ideas for tons of equipment?

Postby matth » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:52 pm

Looks pretty good , let us know how it works out.

When you glue joints are you using a primer? If you get both parts wet with primer you should have close to 30 seconds before it sets.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], lovethepirk, Yahoo [Bot] and 14 guests