This Kayak Cart will be great for your next vacation, you only need a few kayak wheels and PVC tubes!
Could you have envisioned PVC being used to create transportation equipment? This Kayak rack has a very clean design with resistant wheels for the beach and great outdoor terrain. A must have PVC project that canoeing and kayaking lovers should know about.
This PVC Kayak Cart is made out of three stages that we will guide you through to easily assemble.
Ideal for: Any size of kayak or canoe since you can adjust the width of the design. Please also take into consideration acquiring heavy-duty straps during extended trips.
A note before starting -
Please understand - the below diagrams are genuinely and carefully designed to help you navigate the build process. However, we don’t include specific recommendations for which tools, hardware, or products to use. These truly are “DIY” designs.
As such – a significant portion of the build-process will be up to you, the builder. So please know, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to assemble any of our designs! If you need to depart from the instructions, or rearrange things along the way, feel free to.
The only thing we ask: please be safe! And of course, there’s no shame in asking an expert for help or seeking guidance from your local professionals at any time.
And please: enjoy the process!
Our first step will be by starting with the Wheels Assembly. You'll need two 1 1/4 " tee slips, two 3/4 " x 1 1/4 " bushings, two 3/4 " x 2" nipples and a 10" Cart Wheels With 36" Long x 3/4" Diameter and a Tee Black Steel Connection.
Make sure all your pieces are nice and clean, and that each part either makes a click or is well placed and thus avoids unbalanced tires.
Start with your tires, grab your 10" cart wheels firmly and in the tee black steel place a 3/4 " x 2" nipple. Each of the steps we cover here is done by hand so you make sure they are screwed in correctly and are firmly placed.
Then grab your 3/4 " x 1 1/4 " bushings and place them on both sides, and finally place your 1 1/4 " tee slips to your 3/4 " x 1 1/4 " bushings. Make sure you use solvent cement on your PVC parts. This first stage is ready for use.
Now let's jump onto the handle. Let's start again with the base, please look at the graphic above so you can identify the parts you'll be needing.
Grab two 1 1/4 " caps, two 1 1/4" PVC tubes with a 5" length and one 1/4 " tee slip. You’ll need solvent cement to glue together each part.
Start with your 1 1/4 " tee slip, add the solvent cement and onto the tubes. Place on each side of the 1 1/4" PVC tube with a 5" length. Remember that the solvent cement doesn't take long to dry, so make sure you add it quickly.
Then just add both caps to the end of each PVC tube.
Now grab your 1 1/4 " PVC tube 25" long and place it onto the 1 1/4 " tee slip. Remember that you must quickly add the solvent cement to both ends and place them.
On the other end of this 1 1/4 " PVC tube 25" long add your either 1 1/4 " tee slip, and then grab your final 1 1/4 " PVC tube 9" long, put the solvent cement to one of their ends and the tee slip and place them firmly. With this final step, we are done with the kayak’s handle.
Now let's build the base, and bring the following pieces closer to you: Two parts of 1 1/4 " 45 elbows, eight parts of 1 1/4 " tubes 10" long, four parts of 1 1/4 " 90 elbows and two parts of 1 1/4 " tee slips.
Make sure all your pieces are clean and free of dust when you cut them. Also make sure to have your solvent cement close since a lot of parts need to get glued to each other.
Grab your 1 1/4 " 45 elbow, add solvent cement and place on each edge a 1 1/4 " tube 10" long.
Once you add the solvent cement to the edge of the 10" pvc tube, place the 1 1/4 " 90 elbows facing down.
Now grab two 1 1/4 " tubes 10" long and place them on each elbow. The next part to place are the tee slips, these must be facing down. Please see the reference graphic above.
We're almost done! Now grab two 1 1/4 " tubes 10" long and place them with solvent cement to make the tee slip. On the other end of the tubes place the last two 1 1/4” 90 elbows.
On each extreme of the elbows place the last 10" pvc tubes and the union of these two will be the last 1 1/4 " 45 elbow. Every union needs to have enough cement to make sure it doesn't fall apart.
Your base is done!
Now that you have all your main parts ready, let’s build the final Kayak Cart. You must have two parts ready in 1 1/4 " PVC tube 8.68" long.
First place your handle on the tee slip attached to the kayak's wheel.
On the free connection of the tee slip fix a 1 1/4 " PVC tube 8.68" long on each extreme. Make sure to add enough cement to each piece and press it firmly.
Then just add the base onto the 8.68" PVC tubes making sure they glue perfectly together and you're done!
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