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PVC for Racks Like a Hobie?

PVC Storage Cart Rack Slayer Propel 13

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#1 sgtryanusmc



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

I'm probably going to replicate this cart like the one in the video.  I love the idea because it is effortless to get in and out of the truck; I'll make it the same height.  Also it will take up much less space than my Harbor Freight trailer.  Lots of plus's.  I am contemplating what to do with the top.  I really like the PVC rails idea but will it work?  Has anyone made a similar setup with the PVC?  What size and what spacing? 


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

The tunnels are roughly 6" apart on center. I haven't built one of these carts myself but would imagine the pipe diameter would be dependent on the pipe support design, mainly how high it elevated the pipe away from its supporting structure.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

I do not have a cart like the one in the video.  Three considerations that come to mind are:  1)  Choose PVC pipes with appropriate diameter to raise the hull above the cart surface, 2) Space the PVC pipes at a distance that matches the hull shape, and angle them slightly if needed to match the hull shape, and 3) Pulling a polyethylene hull over stationary PVC pipes may create some friction.  Consider attaching some carpet strips to the PVC or spraying it with a low-friction material like Teflon or silicone.  


My fishing buddy built a two-layer cart that use lateral PVC supports rather than length-wise supports.  There is much less friction between hull and supports in this design.


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