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 Post subject: beach cart
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2023 4:58 pm 
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built my own beach cart. unfortunately the tires were too small and I had to get several people to help me in and out of the water from the beach. What size tires should I replace the current tires with? Any suppliers out there you would recommend?
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 Post subject: Re: beach cart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2023 11:10 am 
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Oof! eternal question: "How to make your own Cattrax and cheaper than buying them?"

Tires we typically use are Nanco 21-12-8, slicks. Unfortunately they are expensive now ($56 each) and fit only 8" rims. The HUGE trick is finding the right kind of rim that have a huge bore in them so a Schedule 40 aluminum pipe, measuring about 2" O.D. (I think 1.75 ID) will fit, leaving room for the Delrin rod bearings you cut on your saw. Otherwise, I guess you could make your own cart...

But, the 21x12-8 tires are the only thing I've seen used in person at the beach.

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 Post subject: Re: beach cart
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 9:15 am 
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I built one years ago that used a plastic 55 gallon drum in the middle of the boat. Worked ok.
I made one a few years ago using dock wheels and an aluminum tube. It cost nearly $300 to build. I wish I'd just bought Cat Trax. I've never used it, not sure how well the dock wheels will work in sand.

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 Post subject: Re: beach cart
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 12:35 pm 
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I made my own beach wheels a few years ago to move my old Wave around on the beach. I used big plastic dock wheels. I would say it worked ok but not great. When a good deal on some actual Cat Trax came up on Craigslist, I bought them and they work amazing compared to my solution. Now that I have a ~400 pound T2 to move around, I would not want to use my old solution for this boat. It is hard enough with the Cat Trax and two people.


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 Post subject: Re: beach cart
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 12:37 pm 
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These were the dock wheels I used:

https://a.co/d/gP4X19j


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 Post subject: Re: beach cart
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2023 2:11 am 
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To determine the appropriate tire size for your beach cart, you'll need to consider various factors including the cart's weight capacity, the type of terrain you'll be traversing (e.g., sandy beach), and the cart's dimensions. Larger tires are generally better for maneuvering on sand.


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