Dock Wagon, thanks Goatram

wdlfbio

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Nice dude. Great idea in the hitch connect
 

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There are a few divers among us that might need a bottle. Would you deny them that.

Problem with the float and 30' cord. How to store it and then release if it fell in. 30' cord tangles easy and will always be in the way
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Pretty sure the are pivoting. Would be kinda hard to steer without them.
I agree.

I just looked at the pics of the under carriage better. Initially it appeared as if the axle braces were welded to the bottom of the basket. Thats why I asked. After zooming in I can see the pivot system sticking out a little.
 
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goatram

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I agree.

I just looked at the pics of the under carriage better. Initially it appeared as if the axle braces were welded to the bottom of the basket. Thats why I asked. After zooming in I can see the pivot system sticking out a little.
WOW A Rocket Scientist that can do discovery. Chinese Blue Print is easy.

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Still need to make a attachment and a way to deploy. It also has to be secured now that RTB has stuck it on his ass of his truck.

I got an Idea when its off the boat and on the dock not being used tie a buoy to the handle as well as Tying it to a cleat when not in use. Cheaper and easier. If you drop it, you go swimming. I will tie the DR Balls to your Thumbs to get you down there if you need help to reach it.
 

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Flaked rope in a small throw bag with a couple gillnet floats should work for water recovery. Looks good!
 

Wild Bill

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Whoops I guess I should have read whole thread as goat beat me to it.
 
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All this talk about losing it over the side of the dock and a recovery rope...how often do you drunks drop a dock cart off the dock?

Great setup. Only thing I’d add is brakes.
 

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All this talk about losing it over the side of the dock and a recovery rope...how often do you drunks drop a dock cart off the dock?
Well whos counting........
 

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All this talk about losing it over the side of the dock and a recovery rope...how often do you drunks drop a dock cart off the dock?
Thank you for this, someone had to say it. I am more concerned with theft, it will be locked everywhere we go.
 
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Cart looks great!

How high are the starboard side wheels off the ground when on the back of the truck? No worry about them hitting ground when entering/leaving driveways, etc? Looks close in the pics.
 
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Cart looks great!

How high are the starboard side wheels off the ground when on the back of the truck? No worry about them hitting ground when entering/leaving driveways, etc? Looks close in the pics.
By my visual calculations it would be a 39.765412598 degree rise before it would hit! :finger:

Ducker!
 
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wdlfbio

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Cart looks great!

How high are the starboard side wheels off the ground when on the back of the truck? No worry about them hitting ground when entering/leaving driveways, etc? Looks close in the pics.
Dr Fong is probably more concerned about using quality hitch pins and checking them routinely for signs of wear. At least he should be....
 

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Cart looks great!

How high are the starboard side wheels off the ground when on the back of the truck? No worry about them hitting ground when entering/leaving driveways, etc? Looks close in the pics.
Yep we measured and did a few tests, I will have to be mindful of steep driveways, we had just a hair under a 11 inches of clearance Clarence. I will also be mindful of curbs when I back in. This is mostly to and from Westport, to and from the docks in Westport, when it is on the back of my travel trailer I am way higher as the hitch is above the Bumper. All good input, I can raise it 2" more and still be under the tailgate. If it needs to go higher I can deal with it not being under the Tailgate.
 
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Yep we measured and did a few tests, I will have to be mindful of steep driveways, we had just a hair under a 11 inches of clearance Clarence. I will also be mindful of curbs when I back in. This is mostly to and from Westport, to and from the docks in Westport, when it is on the back of my travel trailer I am way higher as the hitch is above the Bumper. All good input, I can raise it 2" more and still be under the tailgate. If it needs to go higher I can deal with it not being under the Tailgate.
As long as you watch your vector Victor, that should be enough...
 

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Yep we measured and did a few tests, I will have to be mindful of steep driveways, we had just a hair under a 11 inches of clearance Clarence. I will also be mindful of curbs when I back in. This is mostly to and from Westport, to and from the docks in Westport, when it is on the back of my travel trailer I am way higher as the hitch is above the Bumper. All good input, I can raise it 2" more and still be under the tailgate. If it needs to go higher I can deal with it not being under the Tailgate.
Sweet. Just looks close in the pic.
 

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The cart and the mods are badass Dr. Fong! Will you be attaching a 10' tall orange safety flag to match the tires?

Also, did you decide if your hot air, or air pump, or helium would be best to inflate with for flotation?
 

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I need one !
There will be two available this year. One at the Ocean PSA Chapter in June or July. As the grand prize of their monthly raffle. Then one at the Washington Tuna Classic.

Mine won't have them Orange Tyres. They will be solid Black Tires.

Or you can make one yourself!
 

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