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homemade laser dolly

Lazzzerrr

Member
has anybody on laserforum made their own dolly?? im tight on money and in need of a dolly... i have access welding materials... can someone give me some ideas??
 

49208

Tentmaker
The issue most have found are wheels... Easy enough to make the frame, but finding wheels that are wide enough to work in sand and not rust has been a challenge. The typical wheel-barrow wheel works nicely on paved or hard packed surfaces, but it's a bear/impossible in deep, soft sand
 
i agree with 49208 big wheels are a help and not plastic ones they will just dig in more....but if there too big the launching trolly may float when u put it in the water
 

49208

Tentmaker
All the seitech dollys float at the axle from the wheels, it's actually a benefit as the dolly stays somewhat aligned when you load the boat back on
 

49208

Tentmaker
I can only say that having the axle float as it does on the seitech, makes loading in chop/swells pretty easy, maybe we are just used to it.
 

minas man

Member
I have made several dolly's using metal from old exercise machines. The best machine is a old rowing machine with a center track that is made of 2x4x52 inch aluminum extrusion as this makes for a cross member between wheels. Here is a picture of my latest dolly for a Sunfish but the bunks were to small and the boat sustained damage during winter, but frame of dolly is solid. I just posted on sunfish forum "grounding reveals winter damage"Sunfish stress on gel coat winter storage 001.JPG

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