joetrain wrote: What is that thing that you bought, Dr. Frankenstein?
It's a mobile house of hell for tiny children. You strap one or two of them into that claustrophobic little canister, attach it to your bicycle, then weave around and dodge traffic. When you find your potty trained tots have soiled their pants out of fear, you yell at them, send them to bed and enjoy a childless sporting event on TV.
Aux Pleins wrote:The most popular way for adding some suspension to reduce the pressure on the hull is the tennis ball remedy. I know Ron already knows about this, but for those that don't, it's pretty much standard now in the kayak world.
As much as I try to fake it here and act like I know everything there is to know, the tennis ball thing is new to me. The stress from my scupper cart is not from normal use, but from a couple of accidents by me (usually in the dark). I've lifted my yak for the cart to drop out of the scupper holes, only for it to not completely fall out. Instead, about an inch or two of the scupper posts were still in the holes, the rods shifted from vertical to an angle. I set the yak down and the posts, at an angle, stressed out my holes. I just did a plastic weld to reinforce and I'm going to do some reinforcing from the inside. I do too much Lake Michigan stuff and big scary rivers like the Fox in Green Bay to sink one day and be in severe trouble.
joetrain wrote:Ron, I looked up that cart you snagged. That is an expensive piece of equipment. I say sell it and buy a real cart.
I hadn't even thought of that and that would have been a smart idea.. I looked it up too and that brand goes for $300-400 new.
I'm stuck behind a desk 24/7. If I don't have some kind of kayak or shanty mod or something to do with my hands, I'll go crazy.
It's too late, it's completely demolished and ready to be made into something that it wasn't intended for. Thus far, my barely thought through plans are awesome. Let's see what happens... All metal
, no PVC. is the goal.
Funniest thing I've seen in awhile. Can that be real?