I recently bought a canoe but found it difficult to move it around by myself. In this video, I describe a wheeled cart I built out of PVC. The cart is different from other carts I’ve seen online because it allows me to move the canoe around right-side-up or upside-down. This cart would work equally well with a canoe or kayak.
The cart is made from 1″ PVC. I bought a ten foot piece and used nearly all of it for the cart. I bought the wheels from Harbor Freight for $4/each. The wheels are attached to a 5/8″ threaded rod and held in place with lock nuts. There are a couple of washers to prevent the metal wheels from digging into the PVC. The foam padding is PVC pipe insulation and cost only a couple of dollars and I had plenty left over at the end.
The cart took an afternoon to design and build. It is quite strong and makes moving the canoe around very easy. I can even load and unload the canoe from the top of my car very easily by myself now.
Due to popular demand, you can download a supply list and diagram here!