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    El Cheap-O PWC cart design

    Here it is one of the cheapest PWC carts I have made to date.
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    Here is a 2nd design I had. I knotched the 4X4 out for a tight and lower fit.
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    That's a fair design, but I would be concerned about the lateral forces the angled hull would put on the 2X10's. I'm not sure the lag bolt going into the end grain of the 4X4 and the hurricane tie are sufficient to keep the 2X10 from wanting to sag outward.

    Here is a design I came up with using scrap wood I had in the shed. I figured if 2X4's are used the trailers for bunks then it should be fine for a cart. So, I just cut a "V" in the 2X10 to give me an angle for the bunk boards. Then I used 2X4's on the bottom to create a box to hold the 2X10's square on the ends. The only minor change I need to make to this design is I need to either put a 2X4 in the middle between the bunk and the bottom board, or cut right triangular pieces out of 2X8's and install those on each corner between the 2X10 and the bottom board. The cart holds an SL just fine, but I think it might flex a little too much for a heavier ski.




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    I like these designs!

    But I'm trying to figure out a way to raise and lower, with a ski on the stand. My trailer is just rediculously high. I need a stepladder just to add injector oil! So when it's time to work on them, it will be a problem.

    So I was thinking about a cart that had bunks that could be raised or lowered hydraulically. Jack it up even with the trailer bunks, slide the ski onto the cart. Then, lower it down to a comfortable height to work. Anybody ever seen one like this?

    Maybe start out with one of the Harbor Freight carts?




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    Quote Originally Posted by delagem View Post
    ... a cart that had bunks that could be raised or lowered ... Jack it up even with the trailer bunks, slide the ski onto the cart. Then, lower it down to a comfortable height to work. Anybody ever seen one like this? ...
    There is one using a pair of scissor jacks shown somehere on GH. Hand made, but looks really slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    There is one using a pair of scissor jacks shown somehere on GH. Hand made, but looks really slick.
    Ah, found it! Very clever. And definitely way more sano than anything I could come up with using the HF cart....

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    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ssor+jack+cart

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ssor+jack+cart




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    Let's take this lift cart design one step further. Why not weld a sprocket onto the drive nut of each scissor jack and then connect them with a chain. Now you could put drill on one of the nuts to lift/lower the cart and it would drive both jack simultaneously.

    KJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonmtz View Post
    Let's take this lift cart design one step further. Why not weld a sprocket onto the drive nut of each scissor jack and then connect them with a chain. Now you could put drill on one of the nuts to lift/lower the cart and it would drive both jack simultaneously.

    KJ
    Nice idea! Of course this way you can tip the ski end to end if needed.

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    Here's a cheap but effective design that I am going to try...

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post1243473

    Hope it works out well for my wife's ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkindt View Post
    Here's a cheap but effective design that I am going to try...

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post1243473

    Hope it works out well for my wife's ski.
    Tip: Use the biggest diameter caster wheels you can fit. Much easier to roll around.

    Locking wheel brakes are good too.

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