FishOn101 wrote:TennesseeYak wrote:
It'll hold three 7 footers comfortably.
And, the final touch... A TKF stamp to hold it all together.
I like this trailer a lot. Do you know who makes the original trailer? Is it aluminum?
Hey guys! I had an idea about a month ago since the girl and I have started doing watersports more regularly. So the idea came to just mock up a roof rack system style on my pitbike trailer (adults who ride kids dirt bikes ). Did a quick Google search and found this forum thread of all your crazy kayak trailer builds! Slightly bummed I wasn't the only one with the bright idea of not slugging these led sleds on the roof anymore.
3 weeks later and my 2 test trips are a success. Started with the smallest harbor freight trailer you can possibly buy, extended the arm another 20" with 2"x2" square stock ($26), 12" wheels/tires from Amazon ($32 each), plastic fenders from Amazon ($14 each), generic J hooks from Amazon ($42), and 3, 10ft pieces of Superstrut from Lowe's at $16 a piece + stainless hardware. Just need to finish stripping it to paint and I will be buying another J hook that will fit 2 kayaks for a total of 3 on the trailer.
Very happy, makes life easy and so rad to share with y'all!
Stouttrout wrote:This was my old aluminum boat trailer. Converted with a truck bed rack and carries our three and gear great.
ranchdog wrote:My Jeep is my trailer. Yaks on top and everything else inside except for six rods that can be mounted three on each side on the ends of the roof rack bars. I wouldn't have posted this except that my bride is going through the "Post your trailer" thread and remarked how many trailers were being pulled by Jeeps. I tried to explain to her that besides the obvious of not launching at the public boat ramp, lots of "kids" own kayaks and lots of "kids" like Jeeps. Obviously I am one of them. Be a "kid" forever!
Rip'n Lip wrote:Fellow Kayakers, I have a buddy of mine that has an old 14 ft galvanized jon boat trailer that I'd like to turn into a kayak trailer. I've read through most of the posts under this thread but I'm looking for advice on size of square tubing. I'd like to build off of two main posts with 2 sets of crossbars to handle 4 kayaks. We have a 11.5' Ocean Kayak Trident and a Wildy 135 Radar and looking to get two more yaks for my other 2 boys. My question is what size square tubing should I used for the 2 main posts and for the 4 crossbars? I appreciate your input and recommendations.
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