Jetty Cart

With all the fish being caught of the jetties and rock walls i thought i better get ready for some winter LB fishing. Not having any room at work to get to my boat project, the thought came to me that i'm getting too old to carry every thing down to the jetties and marinas . After seeing The Jetty Rats post I knew what my project for today would be .

I looked around and found some nice aluminium angle ,two trolley wheels,  measured my esxy and started on the bits i needed

I welded the square frame togeather and worked on the handle bracket. I was concerned it might crack over time so i reinforced the tube with some flat plate .

I added the front foot and welded in the axle supports. Again i added extra plate to make them stronger .

Then i prepared the rod holders . I welded in bars at the bottom to stop the rods sitting too far down the holders.

After alot of welding ( round tube leaves a big gap on a flat surface that needed to be filled ) and sorting out the handle . ( the handle can be removed for transport ) I was happy with the result .

Esky fits sweet and the ballance was good too

I put a simple hook on the handle for the bucket and i will probaly add a cutting board that fits into a rod holder.

I know it looks like there is no room for tackle, but i will just pile it on top of the esky . A fully stocked esky is more important , i can always carry my tackle bag if i have to .

Cheers  Grant ;;

 

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Looks great, well done 

Sun, 2013-05-12 22:49

Looks great, well done

 

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nice job.

Mon, 2013-05-13 00:27

nice job.

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Bloody awesome, nice work

Mon, 2013-05-13 01:52

Bloody awesome, nice work Grant!

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 That thing is sweet, deflate

Mon, 2013-05-13 04:05

 That thing is sweet, deflate the tires and hit the beach like a boss

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Haha, I was going to write

Mon, 2013-05-13 05:58

Haha, I was going to write that

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 Shit hot mate, bloody

Mon, 2013-05-13 05:52

 Shit hot mate, bloody awesome!

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 down the track just have to

Mon, 2013-05-13 06:41

 down the track just have to weld a tow hitch on and then you'll be able to tow it behind the gopher .. lol , nice job Grant . Didn't realise you were boatless that must hurt . Hopefully some of the NOR boys can invite you as deckie in the meantime

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What sort of welding

Mon, 2013-05-13 08:07

Hi

Is that TIG welding that you have done ? - Really nice looking welds !

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Thanks guy's

Mon, 2013-05-13 08:20

Thanks guy's , Yeah i went for two wheels only so i could drag it onto a beach.

Chris , no gopher yet i can still walk a bit lol , but i did think about a hitch for the bike over at Rotto .

Ericl , This time i used the Tig for a bit of practice on the thicker Aloy, the guy's at work are already placing orders ha ha , but i would probaly just Mig weld the next one . It would be alot quicker .

Cheers Grant ..

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Hey Grant would you be

Mon, 2013-05-13 09:10

Hey Grant would you be interested in selling one of thoses to methat is the best trolley i have ever seen :)

 

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Don't have time

Mon, 2013-05-13 10:12

Don't have time at the moment Lockie, but i'm in the process of getting another factory so i can work on these projects . So maybe in the future after some tweeking i will have a few of my products on the market .

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 Love it Grant. Maybe a

Mon, 2013-05-13 09:19

 Love it Grant. Maybe a shoulder harness for the beach lol.

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I don't know

Mon, 2013-05-13 11:58

I don't know about a harness for me , but gives me an idea

Here boy, ( 50kg mastiff ) here Sarge come and try this harness on.

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 Ha ha ha like!

Mon, 2013-05-13 12:37

 Ha ha ha like!

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Great job Grant, looks very

Mon, 2013-05-13 09:36

Great job Grant, looks very solid. I reckon I would add a removable set of front wheels to make life easier on the beach but I get a bit carried away with stuff like this. Top job.

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Yeah

Mon, 2013-05-13 10:19

Yeah i looked into that , but the wheels need to be under the cart so they can turn . I thought this made the over all hight too much for loading it into the back of my car .

I will probaly look at few different styles as i develope them . The guy's at work are making plans for their trolleys allready so i will get to experiment a bit . We will probally look at a few add on extras, like bait boards and battery rack for lights and live bait set ups .

 

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Sounds reasonable. I like the

Mon, 2013-05-13 10:49

Sounds reasonable. I like the way your thinking ahead with the way you built the rod holders to make going up super easy. Well thought out.

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Nice job

Mon, 2013-05-13 12:55

Great project Grant. Nicely done.

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Nice

Mon, 2013-05-13 15:32

Your a skilled man Grant.

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Now this is a fishing cart,

Mon, 2013-05-13 17:05

Now this is a fishing cart, prob been to the top of Mt Panorama a few times too lol

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 Ha ha ha can only imagine

Mon, 2013-05-13 17:08

 Ha ha ha can only imagine what the owner looks like? Troy from Punchbowl perhaps?

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 nice wheels bruz 

Mon, 2013-05-13 17:10

 nice wheels bruz

 

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Nice work mate looks very

Tue, 2013-05-14 09:18

Nice work mate looks very strong.