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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 am 
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I have to drag down my wave over 15 feet on the beach

I'm putting my back out doing this.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:19 am 
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Some manufacturers make carts to tote these cats on the beach. They can be expensive though.
Other cheaper ideas include: Sled dogs, child labor, large branches.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:51 am 
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what's a sled dog.

I wonder if I can make something with wheels



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:08 am 
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When I first started sailing 16's 30 years we would take a 55 gal plastic drum, drill holes in each end and put a pipe through it to make cheap beach wheels.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:42 am 
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Get a set of beach wheels. Maybe you could go in on a set with a couple of the other sailors that keep their boats on the beach.

Or here's a photo of a set I made with dock wheels. I think the pneumatic Cat Trax work better on sand, though.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100085529 ... 5017809482

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:17 pm 
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Beach wheels are probably overkill for 15 feet.

Pick up about 3 or 4 eight-foot lengths of 2" black PVC pipe. Lay them crossways and your Wave will glide over them like it's on ice.

It will glide easy on two pipes - or even one pipe if you balance it. As you glide off one, remove it from the rear and place it in front and keep going.

It's sort of a low-buget version of what Hobie developed themselves for the 21 SC called the "Track Slide" . You can see it at 2:36 in this video:



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 am 
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dorienc wrote:
Get a set of beach wheels. Maybe you could go in on a set with a couple of the other sailors that keep their boats on the beach.

Or here's a photo of a set I made with dock wheels. I think the pneumatic Cat Trax work better on sand, though.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100085529 ... 5017809482
that's will be way to expensive

as most have wheels out here but they got 16 and 18

it wont work for me to share

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:47 pm 
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So I got some 2 inch PVC

wow that's simple to move

2 pieces under it

just need one more so I dont have to keep stopping to move them

so simple and cheap

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:37 pm 
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Glad to hear it worked!


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