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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Currently the thing I use for hauling gear and feed sand on the beach is a mortar tub with a rope attached. Loop the rope around my waist and pull it like a sled.
    I've looked at ice fishing sleds which are like mortar tubs.

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    The OP might want to look into solar panels with enough wattage to keep the battery up. Run a battery down too far and it becomes a boat anchor. Solar can let you run a smaller battery. A good system is the Harbor Freight, or the Coleman/Sun Force one. Big drawback is the weight of the panels, and another reason for a cart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    The OP might want to look into solar panels with enough wattage to keep the battery up. Run a battery down too far and it becomes a boat anchor. Solar can let you run a smaller battery. A good system is the Harbor Freight, or the Coleman/Sun Force one. Big drawback is the weight of the panels, and another reason for a cart!
    Honestly.....I just want to make it through my first Superior trip by whatever means I can, spending as little money as possible until I can get a feel for the game and come up with my way.

    If I can get the truck close enough, 100ft or so, I'd just run off of it in some form. Whether AC or DC I don't really know yet. I could also move a beach battery to fast charge in the truck. The 42 gallon gas tank will supply a lot of electricity however I choose to use it.

    All yet to be seen I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc053 View Post
    I would think this would be good:
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    I suggest 4 wheels (not the 2-wheeled beach carts). The reason is that with two wheels you spend a surprising amount of energy just balancing the cart (I learned this the hard way trying to use a deer cart to move dredge equipment down a rocky creek).

    I now have this gorilla cart for the rocky creek, but I will warn you that it's very heavy. I have trouble getting it up on top of my SUV by myself:
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    YOULL BE SURPRISED USING ONE OF THESE - i had one to drag my hookah system to the water
    and that is what i ended up doing - sand at a few spots was super soft and my marine battery was 70 lbs
    the unit itself was 70- lbs and then add on my other equip. it sank in halfway up my tires
    and it ended up being a "drag" - i was worn out before even getting in the water and then after
    hunting for 2-3 hrs ...i had to make the trek back to the parking lot .
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    Last time I was at the beach I saw someone with a wagon cart but they had all the tires doubled up like a dually... they were pinned close together. The tires he had on it were pretty beefy to begin with but in dual mode I guess you get more of a snowshoe effect in the soft stuff.

    Didn't think much about it at the time but after reading this it makes some sense. Thought I would share... not sure how well it worked vs single tires.

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    Try the Duracell 35 Ah AGM batteries. They're a lot nicer than the boat anchor.

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    Hauling a battery down a beach.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    Try the Duracell 35 Ah AGM batteries. They're a lot nicer than the boat anchor.
    Whoa thatís weird. Iím working with a very similar setup. I was just using these to power my little water pump for cleanup. (The small one ran out of juice so I needed to pull out the big one).

    I wrapped duct tape all the way around the little battery a few times to make a handle.
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    I tie solar to mine to keep them going.

 

 
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