Guy towing 20' cruiser with unicycle

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by minno, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. minno
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    minno Junior Member

    Hi All

    Ran across this video of a guy towing a 20' cruiser from his home to the water with a unicycle.

    I'd love to see any info or pics on how he built it, the unicycle I mean, or any other links to material on moving boats without a vehicle/trailer.

    minno
     
  2. Stumble
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    Stumble Senior Member

    It isn't really a unicycle, it's a chain drive hooked up to the front wheel of the trailer. My guess is it's just a gear system scavenged from a bike.
     
  3. minno
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    minno Junior Member

    I thought so too at first, but if you look closely you'll see that there's no trailer, just an axle strapped under the boat and the drive system attached to the bow with nothing running between them.
    good system if you want to store the trailer in the boat so you have it on the other side.

    minno
     

  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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    It's Sven Yrvind, sometimes he responds through his website on one of our discussions here . . :)

    And if we put questions on the Yrvind thread directly to him then he often also answeres through his website, as he chooses not to be a member here . . :idea:

    Very nice guy, and also very innovative, and always sailing or boat building, this is also the link where we sometimes have communications with him . . :cool:

    Alas his forum thread here has become a bit quiet lately . . :eek:
     
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