Monday, February 15, 2010

Show me the beef!

ManitouCruiser beefs up an already beefy Paddle Boy Heavy Lifter portage cart and goes with a through axle and 16" wheels. Rolls like a dream...
I think this will either be MC's 3rd time across Florida by cart, and has at least that many up in Michigan on the UHH and Bushwacker events.

Here is the shot of his handle. The cart and 16" wheels offer a better height to the handle and levels the boat out when in tow. The handle has a duel purpose... yep you guessed it; a push pole for those tight shallow spots when you don't want to ding up your paddle.

The pole attachment is pretty simple. padeye through some aluminium stock doubled up' make for a ridged stout system. The line you see is the bow line unrelated to the operation of the portage handle.

The Captain Reporting


skykryme said...

Nice pics of the tow arrangement. I have yet to install anything to my bow for the portage. Clock is starting to tick louder...RunningMouth

Captn O Dark 30 and Super Boo said...

you could drag it... no wheels, man up!! :-)

RunningMouth said...

thinking about taking a bike. I have one and put together a rig for the whole thing this weekend. Put my girlfriend in the boat and biked several miles. Needs a little tweaking but otherwise works like a charm!

Captn O Dark 30 and Super Boo said...

mark did the bike thing a couple of times... once with a cruiser and once with a folding bike...

mixed reviews i think... give him a call to clarify pros and cons