http://kayakcarriers.co.uk/kayakingtechnology.html Disability sport sea kayaking trolley transforms to a beach buggy for the paddler with a disability stows easy in the compartment and come apart with ease, simple to use comes complete with a harness to get it pulled down to the kayak can also be used as a sea kayak trolley
New designs and Innovations
plus some Sea Kayaking Images
I am working on a new design for my V - Cradles which will also be added to the J-Cradles.
This idea is for Kayakers with Land Rovers which take up the whole roof and it's impossible to get my
Kayak Roof Loader on due to the lack of space plus the height of the Land Rover roof racks.
The two rollers are mounted on the rear Cradle thus allowing the kayak to be rolled up and onto the
V - Cradles ready to be strapped down.
However the Rollers x 2 which are fitted to the V -Cradle will also assist in loading Kayaks onto any vehicles.
We are only in the development stage however we are hoping for this to be on the market place fairly soon.
I was asked to come up with a design for a girl a Sea Kayaker with a disability.
The design had to be able to convert from a Sea Kayak Trolley with an extension for her to sit on, to
be pulled down to her kayak. It comes apart very easly with a couple of thumb screws, the design allows
it to come apart and fit through the hatch and stow away in the compartment.
Now fully tested, finished and ready to go, in use most days, as she and her partner are very keen sea paddlers.
The kayak is taken on the trolley to the waters edge, the trolley is brought back and the extension
fitted to get her down to the sea. It comes with a harness which he uses to get her down to her kayak
and back to the car after a days paddling. The images show it is short enough to fit into a kayak.
If anyone is interested we can make another as we are keen to offer sea kayaking to all.
Sound of Mull at Innermore Bothy after a good night we headed off down the Sound to Lochaline.
The images show the Bothy and Douglas and friends.
LARS. Lift Assist Roofrack System.
Here are some images of Niall Skinners new Gas Assisted Kayak Loader. It's very easy to use and removes the
need to buy cross bars, quiet while travelling no rattles and hardly any wind noise and easy to fit. It can be ordered
with different strengths of gas struts depending on how many kayaks and other factors. There is no need to strain
yourself as the Gas Struts do the lifting and a light push puts it back into place to lock it. It cannot go twisted when
pushing it back in and I have found it a delight to use.
This is indead an amazing piece of kit well engineered by an engineering designer and sea kayaker. Niall has a high
van and loads four boats at a time on his own! Niall's webite is., http://www.outsideengineering.co.uk/
MikeB and myself headed off for our first camping weekend although the first night was at Glenuig Inn to enjoy
an excellent meal and company. The next morning we packed our boats and headed off, cold for the
beginning of April ( as is the norm ) Heading round a few lochs then up towards Rhu of Arisaig, after a paddle of about
5 hours to camp the night before heading back to the car on Sunday. Here are a few images of the weekend.
The final bespoke model, we changed the foot rest and made it smaller. The wee wheel at the rear is off the ground and stops the Buggy from tipping backwards. The whole unit comes apart with four hand wheels, the front section comes apart when the pins for the wheels are removed, no screws or bolts.
Jane on final fitting test and please note the Buggy is short enough for her to sit on it and not too long for going into a sea kayak when dismantled.
Not shown is the harness for Chris to get her down to the sea. Now she has the freedom to get over a long beach when the tide is out, all be it she still needs ( a pack horse ) to get her to the sea.