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  • I am using these quick release truss clamps designed for 2” aluminum tube: https://www.globaltruss.com/mini%20360%20qr to mount Cat Trax beach wheels on my trailer. The clamps about $10 each.
    I swapped the supplied wing nuts for stainless steel 10mm Nyloc nuts and added some velcro straps for peace of mind. So far this summer, they have been secure and working out well in the 150 miles of travel.

    Photo of installation:

    https://www.thebeachcats.…ictures?g2_itemId=133265



    Edited by mtbaldycat on Jul 02, 2020 - 06:44 PM.

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    Chuck

    2008 Nacra A3
    1984 Nacra 5.8 (sold)
    1981 Hobie 16 (sold)

    Mt Baldy
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  • A really great idea!

    Many years ago, I did a short stint in the agricultural sector. There was an old Japanese man that lived next to the farm who made a living doing metal fabrication for local farmers. I got the idea that he could make me a mount for my beach wheels. I was racing an H16 at the time.

    I brought my trailer and wheels to him and tried to explain what I needed with motions as the guy spoke very little English.

    I still have it today, just as a conversation piece.

    http://www.catsail.com/crap/KIMG2001.jpeg

    The guy just worked with what he knew. You are looking at the world's strongest beach wheel mount, made of 1/4 plate steel. When I closed the hasp on this sucker it sounded like one of the vault doors closing in the opening credits of "Get Smart".



    Edited by mattson on Jul 03, 2020 - 01:52 PM.

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    Bill Mattson
    Prindle 19 "Gelli Bean"
    Prindle 19 "Cat's Pajamas"
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  • Bill,

    Thanks for posting the details... I love the story and it is a great bit of fabrication knowledge to make that work!

    Chuck

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    Chuck

    2008 Nacra A3
    1984 Nacra 5.8 (sold)
    1981 Hobie 16 (sold)

    Mt Baldy
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  • http://www.catsail.com/crap/KIMG2001.jpeg
    is this for the Space Shuttle wheels?

    JK -but this is great. ZERO chance of this failing, even if you drive into a volcano
  • Quotequick release truss clamps


    Cool idea, I love how fast these could make the load and unloading.

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • $6 each at B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1138725-REG/global_truss_mini_360_1_5_light.html/reviews
  • https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-scyvnex8so/images/stencil/500x659/f/orion-6mm-halyard__51341.original.jpg

    $3
    available in many colors - and everywhere
  • And slips loose while driving down the highway, takes 10min to tie etc. The clamps are an easy solution, if your trailer has a place for them.
  • i was just teasin' but "takes 10min to tie "?? lol and then comes loose ?

    http://tinyhabitsacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Dollarphotoclub_59709632-1.jpg

    the clamps look pretty good

    i mean i have never had a set of wheels slip off or come untied but sure, if you prefer more hardware on your setup - and see it as a time saver - it's all good w me



    Edited by MN3 on Jul 07, 2020 - 11:58 AM.
  • samc99us$6 each at B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1138725-REG/global_truss_mini_360_1_5_light.html/reviews


    That one won't fit CatTrax. Need 2" OD. Like this guy: https://www.bhphotovideo.…360qr_mini_aluminum.html
  • Dang I need to step up my game, I just tie my cat trax under the boat with some rope and bungee cords, lol!!!

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 Redline Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • Great idea about the pipe clamps. Very common for the grip department (films).

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    Cameron
    Tornado USA 606
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  • MN3i was just teasin' but "takes 10min to tie "?? lol and then comes loose ?

    http://tinyhabitsacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Dollarphotoclub_59709632-1.jpg

    the clamps look pretty good

    i mean i have never had a set of wheels slip off or come untied but sure, if you prefer more hardware on your setup - and see it as a time saver - it's all good w me. Edited by MN3 on Jul 07, 2020 - 11:58 AM.

    Dood- that knot is awesome!
    I need one to stopper the emergency release on my garage door opener!
    Or as a heaving line for my anchor chain...
    If it were pocket-sized we could tie eight different keys to it!
    Looks kinda like the Corona virus.
    Maybe I'll pass.
    :(

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    Bob
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    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • Went with a different method entirely.

    https://i.imgur.com/gSoSPWu.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/lRfDLVR.jpg



    Edited by Headhunter on Jul 13, 2020 - 02:26 PM.
  • I used to tie my beach wheels to the hull top just in front of the cross bar on my F16. As I was loading up for a trip last week and needed room to hook up the spinnaker pole, I tried them on the sterns. Worked out perfect tied to the trailer with craddles resting on the stern tops. Rode like a champ.

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    dk

    Blade F-16
    Hobie Tiger
    Hobie 14
    Corsair F-242
    Mirage 25
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