Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kayak Trailer

Diane built a ten foot kayak partly for ease of storage and partly for light weight and partly because she wanted to be able to trailer it behind her bicycle, her primary mode of transport aside from walking.  The kayak will be her primary mode of water transport.

The base of the kayak trailer is the undercarriage of a folding baby buggy.
Linkage to the bike is via a piece of plastic tubing and of course bicycle innertube lashings.

Only problem with release 1.0 of the bike trailer is that the kayak sits up too high and the springs in the buggy suspensions enable a back and forth oscillation in response to the pedaling action of the bike rider.  Release 2.0 coming up soon.

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