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Fishing trolley
« on: July 28, 2008, 04:11:04 PM »
Hi

For those long walks on the beach, is it possible to convert a golf trolley (can get one for R150 - see pic) to something like the fishing trolley at the ESA shop? and is it worth the effort?

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 04:39:55 PM »
The wheels on a golf trolley are too small to carry heavy weights through thick sand and also are very flimsy in construction! My fishing bag when, fully loaded, is way heavier than my golf bag. so the basic frame you are constructing on is designed for a lower mass.

Anything is possible though.

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 04:49:50 PM »
The wheels on a golf trolley are too small to carry heavy weights through thick sand and also are very flimsy in construction! My fishing bag when, fully loaded, is way heavier than my golf bag. so the basic frame you are constructing on is designed for a lower mass.

Anything is possible though.

Ok, so the wheels need to be upgraded, thanks.

What else?

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 04:59:49 PM »
The wheels on a golf trolley are too small to carry heavy weights through thick sand and also are very flimsy in construction! My fishing bag when, fully loaded, is way heavier than my golf bag. so the basic frame you are constructing on is designed for a lower mass.

Anything is possible though.

Ok, so the wheels need to be upgraded, thanks.

What else?

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 05:11:31 PM »
The wheels on a golf trolley are too small to carry heavy weights through thick sand and also are very flimsy in construction! My fishing bag when, fully loaded, is way heavier than my golf bag. so the basic frame you are constructing on is designed for a lower mass.

Anything is possible though.

Ok, so the wheels need to be upgraded, thanks.

What else?

So the frame needs to be strengthened, mmm, hows does one do that, some aliminium welding?

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 11:20:45 AM »
a guy who joined our club when i was still at Goodwood, left his golf trolley that he converted on the beach and on the way back didnt even want to take it home anymore! lol

if you going to weld, weld a new frame rather with the right wheels etc etc
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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 11:37:31 AM »
a guy who joined our club when i was still at Goodwood, left his golf trolley that he converted on the beach and on the way back didnt even want to take it home anymore! lol

if you going to weld, weld a new frame rather with the right wheels etc etc

Agree with mike . leave the golf trolley and start fresh..... u will end up with more head aches if you try to convert that thing.
Or better yet just buy a new trolley at Fishing Specialists
If you strapped for cash then i suppose the cheaper alternative is " Pay a Gillie boy for the day " :argue1:
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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 11:40:59 AM »
a guy who joined our club when i was still at Goodwood, left his golf trolley that he converted on the beach and on the way back didnt even want to take it home anymore! lol

if you going to weld, weld a new frame rather with the right wheels etc etc

Agree with mike . leave the golf trolley and start fresh..... u will end up with more head aches if you try to convert that thing.
Or better yet just buy a new trolley at Fishing Specialists
If you strapped for cash then i suppose the cheaper alternative is " Pay a Gillie boy for the day " :argue1:

you have any idea how expensive those Gillies are, and then they still want a trolley to push/pull, and not have to carry anything ?? LOL
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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2008, 11:46:21 AM »
another solution: join a gym for at least 3 times a week  :shout_yes: :shout_yes: :shout_yes:
1. benefits ur health
2. helps u carry that heavy tackle on the loooong walking trips
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PS - just dont overdoit  :rofl_colored:
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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2008, 02:19:31 PM »
... or you may end up like my Russian friend over here   :shh:
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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2008, 02:25:50 PM »
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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2008, 08:40:28 PM »
Went to ESA store today. Bought a box on a aluminium frame that you put on your back like a back pack. It has place for two rods ass well. It is a aluminium frame with a plastic box bolted to it. There is space for a bait bow on top of the plastic box. very sturdy. Alot of attention to making it comfortable to carry on your back, foam and decent straps. I think its going to be a winner. Was R750. Go have a look.

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2008, 08:43:44 PM »
They are selling them at Somerset sports in Cape Gate as well. Same price.

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 09:37:56 AM »
Went to ESA store today. Bought a box on a aluminium frame that you put on your back like a back pack. It has place for two rods ass well. It is a aluminium frame with a plastic box bolted to it. There is space for a bait bow on top of the plastic box. very sturdy. Alot of attention to making it comfortable to carry on your back, foam and decent straps. I think its going to be a winner. Was R750. Go have a look.

Hi Grootness

I have one of these back packs - made one with an army H frame - cost me R150 in total.  Cant afford to pay R750 in todays times ...

So I do have this, but was thinking about the trolly idea as an alternative ...

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2008, 03:40:23 PM »
I saw on Saturday fishing in Langebaan a couple walking past pushing a pram with big wheels.It was handling the beach sand well.Hope this info helps you with your trolley

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2008, 04:55:51 PM »
I saw on Saturday fishing in Langebaan a couple walking past pushing a pram with big wheels.It was handling the beach sand well.Hope this info helps you with your trolley

Thanks buddy

Will keep that in mind.

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Re: Fishing trolley
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2017, 09:26:27 PM »
Hi all. I started fishing recently and after two rock fishing trips I came onto the forum looking for a trolley of sorts due to the difficulty of carrying your tackle box, cooler box and rod by yourself when going through rock pools to get to a spot. Does anyone know of a trolley which has decent wheels and has straps which will allow you to carry it on your back?

If not I'm going to design my own on SolidWorks. Any tips? I'd also look at making a few if anyone is interested.

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