Being that my boat is 12′ long and weighs 60 lbs, it can be hard to get from the car to the water by myself. Not to mention that I have to make multiple trips to get it and my gear transported.
Now, they sell doilies you can strap under the back (Called Portage Carts), but they aren’t cheap, I am! Besides, I like making things. With a little PVC pipe, some fittings, a couple of lawnmower wheels, a metal rod and a pool noodle from the dollar store, I made my own.
If anyone is interested in making one, I can write-up a part’s list and directions. It really shouldn’t cost more than about $25, depending on the wheels. (Much cheaper if you can salvage the wheels from something else!)
I’ve used it a couple of outings now and it has worked like a charm (I did trim the height down and cut the kick-stand off… Trial and error!). I can strap the dolly to the back, load all my gear in the boat and make one trip to the water. Once there, I can take it off, take it apart, and store it in the back of the boat with my cooler for when I get where I’m going.