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Homemade One Wheel Kayak Cart

Updated on July 17, 2015

The one-wheeled wonder kayak cart!

This handy little cart works for narrow trails and tight spaces.  It's more stable than it looks if you carry one end with your hand on top to steady the kayak as you are rolling.  It's also lightweight and easy to toss into a trunk or onto a luggage rack. It's cheap to build if you can scrounge an old bicycle fork (and who doesn't have one of those lying around someplace.

Have fun!

Assembling the One-Wheeled Kayak Cart

Remove the front fork from the bicycle frame and handlebars. Retain the center bolt and screw it back into the fork.
Remove the front fork from the bicycle frame and handlebars. Retain the center bolt and screw it back into the fork.
Cut a piece of 2 inch PVC pipe as long as from the top of the forks to the top of the screwed down bolt.
Cut a piece of 2 inch PVC pipe as long as from the top of the forks to the top of the screwed down bolt.
Glue a 2 inch tee to the top of the pipe.
Glue a 2 inch tee to the top of the pipe.
Glue 2 six inch long 2 inch pipes to the tee as shown.
Glue 2 six inch long 2 inch pipes to the tee as shown.
Drill a hole in the top of the center of the center tee.
Drill a hole in the top of the center of the center tee.
Glue tees on the ends of the arms so the open ends re parallel to the ground as shown.
Glue tees on the ends of the arms so the open ends re parallel to the ground as shown.
Cut two 12 inch long 2 inch pipes and glue them extending forward.
Cut two 12 inch long 2 inch pipes and glue them extending forward.
Cut two 18 inch 2 inch pipes extending backward as shown.
Cut two 18 inch 2 inch pipes extending backward as shown.
Wrap the cradle arms in foam or carpet strips and zip tie or duct tape in place.
Wrap the cradle arms in foam or carpet strips and zip tie or duct tape in place.
Slip a large flat washer onto the fork center bolt.  Slide the bolt into the hole in the center tee and down into the fork.  Tighten.
Slip a large flat washer onto the fork center bolt. Slide the bolt into the hole in the center tee and down into the fork. Tighten.
Lash the kayak and loose equipment to the cradle with bungee cords.  Center the cradle and wheel just forward the center so there will be some downward pressure on the end you will carry. This makes the cart more stable to roll than if it's centered.
Lash the kayak and loose equipment to the cradle with bungee cords. Center the cradle and wheel just forward the center so there will be some downward pressure on the end you will carry. This makes the cart more stable to roll than if it's centered.

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