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Old 31-03-2018, 10:43   #31
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Bad link... is it the Tipke 2100? Bicycle hitch available for it as well. Nice.
Yes, thanks, that's the one. Definitely spendy though at over US$200.
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Old 31-03-2018, 11:36   #32
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

I use the carts provided at the Marinas.
Beyond that I have a hefty backpack which is also good for excursions ashore while anchored and using the dingy.
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

The ones with the larger diameter wheels, not width , look well suited to your needs.
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

$79 at the local hardware
Not totally collapsible but big wheels and 250kg rated.



https://www.bunnings.com.au/saxon-st...-cart_p3360969


Extra bonus, changed store to one near me and $68
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

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Another category to search would be "folding shopping trolley," as in many countries, people cart their groceries home on foot.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Ah, the good old days. My family never had a car, so I'd be "tasked" to help Mom do her grocery shopping: a complete afternoon going to five stores to save a few cents here and there. Of course, I'd rather have been playing in one of the vacant lots (now all apartment buildings) or softball in the schoolyard (I played right field, for those of you who are in the know).

In retrospect, though, all those pennies helped put me through college.

We had one or two of those folding-flat metal carts. Heck, they hadn't invented plastic back then.

Happy hunting, Mike.

Our former marina in SF had dock carts - two big wheels with a metal bar to stand it upright. My new marina has wheelbarrows. Took me some time to re-lean how to use 'em without dumping the whole load.
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

Mike, for comparison's sake, I looked at the one redhead linked to, and it looks like a lovely, sturdy, cart. It's folded size is almost twice what ours is. Ours could go under a bunk cushion, at the foot, and not cause a major problem for a sleeper.

A comment, though, about ours, it looks "quaint". Using it definitely labels one as at least somewhat weird, and in some places "poor", so you gotta be a little thick skinned. However, no one has ever dared say anything.... it's just the look, and quickly look away sort of behavior.

On an allied issue, we have a non folding suitcase with wheels in it. Have found that a more "normal" thing to transport laundry in. People are used to seeing those, but you can't do anything HEAVY in them, and of course, tiny wheels.

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$79 at the local hardware
Not totally collapsible but big wheels and 250kg rated.



https://www.bunnings.com.au/saxon-st...-cart_p3360969


Extra bonus, changed store to one near me and $68
This is interesting - does it collapse for storage onboard?
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toddster8: the bicycle cart would be great, especially if you were using a bike a lot. But storage will be a problem for me, and I’m sure the price is steep.







This looks interesting. You got me looking. How about something like this:



Folding Hand Truck | Canadian Tire



(Seems to me Ann and Jim Cate may have told me about how they use something like this).



It’s not as versatile as a cart, but it would store easier.


Costco has had those in the $30 range.
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I've got one of these for the beach. The wheels come off and the axle pulls out. The rest folds up. It will handle a 55 quart cooler full with beverages and ice+towels, chair, umbrella.....in other words, as much as I can pull. Goes over the sand with ease. Works on pavement as well. Mine is 10+ years old and going strong.
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This is interesting - does it collapse for storage onboard?
Well I did say not totally collapsible and if you look at the pic removable pins are obvious.
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Well I did say not totally collapsible and if you look at the pic removable pins are obvious.
Sorry, didn't mean to insult you.
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

It seems that we are talking about equipment for two different missions: getting stuff from a car to a boat in a marina or other land based scenario, and getting stuff from a store to the dinghy and thence to a boat, without the use of an automobile.

The big four wheel cart type device does well at the former, not so well at the latter. I'm hard pressed to get our small two wheel device into a bus when loaded... how one would deal with the big cart, especially when loaded to near its 100 kg (+/-) capacity, is beyond me! And stowing it, even folded up, on boats smaller than 60 foot trawler yachts might be an issue. But obviously, if you have a lot ofheavy stuff to move around, they're great.

For the car-less anchor-out cruiser, the sort that Mike (and we) use is practical. Ours would be improved by some sort of box affair that would attach to the frame when needed. We sometimes use an empty cardboard carton cadged from a shop to corral our stuff, strapping it on ad hoc, and that helps but is kinda mickey mouse. And larger wheels, perhaps semi-pneumatic would definitely be better for uncertain surfaces... but there goes the small storage package. Compromises...

But almost any such device is better than none when long dusty paths lie between your dinghy and the beer store!

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Sorry, didn't mean to insult you.
You didn't.
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

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toddster8: the bicycle cart would be great, especially if you were using a bike a lot. But storage will be a problem for me, and I’m sure the price is steep.



This looks interesting. You got me looking. How about something like this:

Folding Hand Truck | Canadian Tire

(Seems to me Ann and Jim Cate may have told me about how they use something like this).

It’s not as versatile as a cart, but it would store easier.
Hi Mike, I own one of these. I got it while still in the video production business and have loaded it up with lots of stuff. It has hard tires of a good size which works well when rolling over solid, hard surfaces but if the load is too heavy or the surface underfoot is soft the wheels have a tendency to track inwards toward themselves until they stall or collapse.
Across a cement dock and asphalt parking lot to the laundry it would be great. Across an uneven wooden dock and a patch of soft grass not so much. The best design proferred so far imo is the big wheel wagon.
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Re: Land/dock cart - what do you use?

Oh the dilemmas... The things I like about the vertical trolley-style (Cate, et al.) are the compactness, the versatility and the small storage demands. The thing I dislike about this style is the challenge of carrying lots of small items; so some sort of additional box/bag is required.

I like the wagon style for the built in container, and the ease of pulling it over long distances. But all of these look like they would be a challenge to store on our smallish boat — not impossible, but it would take up valuable space.

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