Re: Retrieving bote w/dolly
- I think I remember reading somewhere on the forum that the method
used to attach the pole to the axle was to get a PVC "tee" and cut
it in half and then use hose clamps to secure it to the axle. Then
you could take your PVC pipe with a threaded end on it and attach it
to the dolly. If you keep your PVC pipe sections short you can just
put them in the bote with you.
- --- In californiaportaboters@y..., techmoose99 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I think I remember reading somewhere on the forum that the methodThanks for the info. I was at Home Depot today looking at fittings and
> used to attach the pole to the axle was to get a PVC "tee" and cut
> it in half and then use hose clamps to secure it to the axle. Then
> you could take your PVC pipe with a threaded end on it and attach it
> to the dolly. If you keep your PVC pipe sections short you can just
> put them in the bote with you.
trying to figure how to attach a handle to the axle, and I sure didn't
think of that. If I use a threaded end to attach the handle to the
tee, would I then "pin" the other sections of the handle together with
a hitch pin or something? Or is there a better method?
- For adding multiple sections, you can buy a coupling(adapter) that
has a slip/glue female on one side, and a threaded male on the
other. So the next section would use a coupling that has a threaded
female on one side and a slip/glue female on the other. Sorry I
don't know the proper terminology for this type of coupling but they
are readily available. Essentially you are just adding threaded ends
to the PVC pipe.
As far as attaching the tee to the axle, I also had another idea, but
I haven't tried myself. As I recall, a piece of 1" schedule 40 PVC
fits nicely over the axle. So my thought was that you could buy a
tee for 1" PVC and then glue in two short sections of the 1" PVC so
that the tee would then have a good fit over the axle. You would
then have to drill and pin/bolt the tee to the axle. This would
eliminate having to use hose clamps, but you would want to be careful
trying to drill a nice straight hole through both the tee and the
axle, and keep the tee at the desired angle. A drill press would be
handy for this. If you let the short sections of 1" PVC stick out of
the tee about 3/4" on each side and drill through them, it might make
the drilling easier.