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 Posted: Tue Jun 16th, 2009 12:37 pm
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willem wikkel spies
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Hi Guys.

 

Seeing that beach driving is a thing of the past. I thought to share this with you.

I normally visit Tugela mouth, St Lucia and Cape Vidal. With that long stretched out beaches, caring equipment became a hassle. So I decided to make myself this old pak donkie/ beach cart. The only draw back to it is that one can disassemble it, to fit in a trunk, but nothing else would fit into the trunk. So a bakkie is the preferred thing.

 

Normally my son accompanies me on fishing trips, when the wife also walks along on occasions the trolley is overloaded. But that’s just them………………

 

One needs to consider that the carts should be as light as possible, but yet strong enough to transport all that is needed.

 

One can improve on this design if one wanted too. Over the years, I ended up using the thinner bicycle wheels as they tend to cut into the sand to a certain degree (when walking above the high water mark), thus still allowing you to pull/ pushing it on the beach. When it’s low tide it runs on top of the sand. Thick wheels tend to have more resistance on loose sand.

 

The lekker thing of this cart is, taking a black plastic and putting it into the milk bin. Fill it with water + 40 liters and you have a live well to pull around. Enabling you to catch your live bait and move off to the desired spot.

 

The cart can accommodate 4 rods, I have altered the pipes so that the rods fits nicely into them. The rods do not fall around when the cart is pulled or pushed.

The same applies to the rod stands.

 

I still do walk with rod in hand on short fishing trips, but when I visit the long stretches of beaches for pompano’s and cog grunters, I grab the trolley fill it with all that is needed off I go. When I do catch some pompano, they just go in the milk bin. With all your gear in the trolley, and you pulling/ pushing it with ease, it gives you the opportunity so see more of nature and/or seeing that game fish chase.

 

If you guys have any comments or/ advise, please go crazy.

 

Regards

Pottie.

 

 

 

 

some links to beech trolleys:

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=99030&forum_id=1&highlight=beach+cart

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=58126&forum_id=1&highlight=beach+cart

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=41744&forum_id=72&highlight=beach+cart

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=25771&forum_id=72&highlight=beach+cart

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=86438&forum_id=1&highlight=beach+cart

it does seem like we have different needs and that we consider ours to be the best for our type and purpose.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 16th, 2009 12:41 pm
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another pic.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 16th, 2009 12:48 pm
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Looking at it all I suggest to make it even lighter is to cange the pipe tubes(rod holders ) to plastic. And the pension pipes could also become plastic and ( here I am guessing-cant see properly on the pic )scale down from a 15mm?? roundbar to a 10mm.
Otherwise I dont see a broblem with it and looks like it can carry quiet a load.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 16th, 2009 04:42 pm
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Pottie, way to go Boet!! Nice job.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 16th, 2009 09:09 pm
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Have any of you okes been to Struisbaai, there almost every second oke has one, you can actually buy very neat and effective carts from the local stainless steel works there. I also built a cart but mine is a bit to heavy and I only use it when I go fishing at low tide, otherwise it could be a real pain dragging the cart through the loose sand.
sea sick I must say yours looks a bit lighter and could probably be more effective.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 17th, 2009 01:18 pm
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Those carts in struisbaai is made by a local guy there, it's like R3000-R4000

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Thats a great cart bru.
Have a look at this one that Mike Pike built as well.
http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=8295&forum_id=10

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 Posted: Wed Jun 17th, 2009 08:43 pm
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ai die dial-up

guys, you can build this cart for about R400.00
the wheels R160.00
the steel R190.00
paint, etc
milk bin free if thrown out as damaged

yes you can make it much lighter, i tend to overdo things.
thats just me.

stainless steel will last longer
aluminium is lighter but more expensive.

en n trolley is n trolley as long as it does the job.
this one is a need to have, stainless steel is a nice to have.
aluminium is for pensioners. :)

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so revisiting some of my older posts.
strange how all things change.

my trolley kept on rusting...eisch die see water.

eventually I ended up in galvanizing the whole steel frame work.
and since then, the rust has stayed away.my trolley is also now staying down in st lucia....permanently

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the steel rims did not last so I went over to plastic rims.
they did serve me well...… and then I upgraded the wheels again.

this trolley is good to carry.....

4x surf fishing rods 14 foots

4x aluminum rod stands

1x 86 lieter container
and a 15 kg garrick loaded on top of the rods, lying

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so I have a new set of wheels which I use on the trolley.
the bomba 30 cm 55lb rated beech wheels.

the beech wheels do run on top of the loose sand.
so far it has worked for me....force needed to push on loose sand is indeed less compared to the thinner bmx type wheels

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blitz on foxterrier like natuurlik die trolley

he has been a passenger on it previously on the way to the slides which is about 4km of walking

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