Originally Posted by Dave Frank
Bosco, how does your "landing gear" work?
I assume those wheels fold down to roll the boat around sans trailer?
I've rigged up some wheelbarrow tires on a board to do this, but it is a heavy, bulky and cumbersome prototype at this point.
Well, they don't "fold down". You have to put it together. It is just some spare frame rails I had laying around with some Harbor Freight wheels attached via Holleander speed rail fittings. You can see the side bars strapped to the top of my frame. I leave the wheels attached to the cross pieces.
Here is a shot of the wheel. I used a piece of plywood to mate the wheels to the fittings. I meant to fab a metal piece to do the job, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
When put together, it ends up looking like this.
It makes it real easy for one person to move the boat by themselves. I have used it to move my fully loaded Aire Cougar when going camping. Here is a shot of Jen moving the 13 foot cat with it.
So, that is what it is.