- Tue May 03, 2011 1:45 am
The wheels are from a store called Harbor Freight, not sure if thats a California thing or if they're national. My cousin gave me those wheels maybe 6 or 7 years ago, I believe he said they were $5 a piece back then. I stuck a piece of allthread (long one piece rod threaded from end to end) through the Yakima bar & kept the wheels in positon with nuts so they dont wobble. Also put nuts on the allthread inside of the bar so there's no bouncing of the allthread inside the yakima bar. Had to cut the Yakima Bar with the sawzall enough to expose the right amount of allthread so the wheels would both fit. Like I said before I've had that Yakima bar for years, don't know how I ended up with an extra one, they come in pairs and my last truck had 2 bars. The saddles attach easily with the provided wing nuts, Then I just cut a kayak strap I had to secure the yak to the yak dolly.
I wont stow them in the yak, I have a cable lock I plan to use to secure it to a fence, dock or anything similar.
I agree with not wanting to be hurried, it's a real bummer when you rush it and realize 30 minutes later when you're on the water you forgot sunglasses, a hat or anything else. Most of my launches are through the surfzone at the beach so there's no boat ramp traffic however some of my launch spots are a good distance from a parking area and the wheels will come in handy.