Boat Trailer

My trailer will probably get some laughs!

It always seems that campgrounds by a lake are never right near the lake. It posed a problem for launching my kayak. I either had to carry it the distance to the shore or pack everything and drive Minnie to the boat launch. If I had a separate vehicle it would be easy to carry the kayak on a roof rack and spirit away to the boat launch.

Here at Storrie Lake you can pull down and camp anyplace along the lake. That makes it handy to put Boat in the water but not good if it rains and your stuck in the mud. Many campers like to park right by the water but it just feels too exposed to me.

One day I was pondering this dilemma and decided to see if my bicycle trailer would fasten to the end of my kayak. With a little modification and a couple tie down straps, the trailer fits snug to the boat. I added a couple boards and put an old rug down to cushion the plastic. I used it like this for a few times. I could pick up one end and either pull or push the boat like a wheelbarrow. This soon got old too. It was ok for a hundred yards or so, but any further left me with wobbly legs, reminiscent of a drunk walking along side of the road.

My workhorse.

In the middle of my dream a couple nights ago I thought of a way to use a PVC pipe that I picked up for my awning last year and modify the pipe to fasten to Honda. It’s still in the experimental stage with a couple of bugs to work out but I’m confident it will work. For now Honda has to be my workhorse around camp. I don’t know what I would do without him.

Nice kayaking when water is smooth.

5 Responses to “Boat Trailer”

  1. Dick says:

    That’s using your head instead of your legs!

  2. Daryl says:

    Pretty cool!

    Might be a problem if you replace Honda with a car.

  3. Dale says:

    I won’t need the trailer if I get a car. Just a roof rack. Maybe I can sell the trailer with Honda.

  4. Donna says:

    You are your father’s son. He used to use duct tape and PVC pipe to solve a lot of the world’s problems.

  5. Barb says:

    That’s so cool! There’s always a work-around, if we can only figure it out, right? Kayaking is something I might want to do some day. It just looks so quiet and serene. And you can get very cool bird photos from the water. 🙂

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