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#12001735 - 12/24/16 01:53 PM Let's talk carts
txninja Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1431
Loc: the panhandle
I have a diablo amigo. Typically I don't have to drag it much but I know there will be a day when I need to. What carts have work for you?
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#12002415 - 12/24/16 10:11 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
PlanoTom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 545
I use a C-Tug Trolley. It's the only cart I've ever used so I can't compare it to other carts. It doesn't go through the scupper holes which some see as a drawback. It's worked fine for me over some rough land, sand, etc. It took a little practice to learn how to line the kayak up on the cart and the kayak fell off a couple of times when I first started using it. If I cinch the tie downs down really tight, the kayak is stable. It also breaks down for easy storage. There are two versions - one with hard plastic tires and one with inflated tires. I have the hard plastic tires and they are supposed to work better in sand.

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#12002435 - 12/24/16 10:24 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
I use a scupper cart on my Cuda. Some say that's a bad idea, but it works great.

But screw carts. I want Boonedox Landing Gear.

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#12003190 - 12/25/16 02:19 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3116
Loc: little elm
C-tug is awesome. Especially with sandtrakz wheels. They dont put all the stress on your scuppers and can move 2 yaks at once most times.
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#12003326 - 12/25/16 05:18 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1458
Loc: Texas
Best quality? I think, by far, it would be either the single tire or the double tire version (for sand) here:

http://www.paddlecart.com/

Excellent quality materials, really high quality welds, etc. I have one and it should last decades.

Best instruction set for the best quality "build your own" cart, here:

Scroll down about half way on http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/

Great instructions!

But, really? That we are here discussing 5,000 year old technology (the wheel) and the big major kayak brands haven't come up with an affordable cart option is . . . mind boggling. Getting a kayak to the water is a big deal. I would think that some manufacturer would mold in something to slide an axle through, that doing so would eliminate the need for a Boonedox Landing Gear. It should be a big marketing advantage. Alas, they see it as an after-market gouge instead, those huge mark-ups we pay for accessories.

I like the idea of "wheels down" to roll to the water, "wheels up" on the water. Building something into the vessel could greatly diminish the weight compared to the landing gear.

Anyway, some ideas!!!

Brad

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#12003592 - 12/25/16 09:22 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
IslandJim Online   content
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 251
Loc: Rockport, TX
I built a scupper-mount cart for my yak. The first time I drug my yak down to the lake, a smart-azzed young kid yelled, "I like your training wheels!"

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#12005766 - 12/27/16 10:17 AM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
Jim Ford Online   content
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1372
Loc: Texas
Building your own cart from 1.25 or 1.5" PVC is cheap and easy. I have a homemade cart and a C-Tug. The C-Tug is the go-to because it disassembles and reassembles quickly and easily, and stores in my hatch. You can do the same thing with a PVC cart with detent pins in drilled holes; I just didn't think about that when I slathered on the glue.......

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#12005830 - 12/27/16 10:47 AM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3116
Loc: little elm
Another thing to look at is tires. C-tug, sand trakz wheels are not solid but dont need air to work. Lots of glass and metal around a lot of the spots we all fish that can flaten a tire quick.
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#12005869 - 12/27/16 11:07 AM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: christian myrick]
Jim Ford Online   content
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1372
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: christian myrick
Another thing to look at is tires. C-tug, sand trakz wheels are not solid but dont need air to work. Lots of glass and metal around a lot of the spots we all fish that can flaten a tire quick.


Good point; I have gotten a couple of flats over the years in the pneumatic tires on my homemade cart; both from large thorns. And don't go too small on the tires; mud and sand will make you work a lot harder with smaller tires.

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#12006951 - 12/28/16 06:57 AM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
hook-line&sinker Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 9343
Loc: Bryan, Texas
I really like the c-tug but that $150 price tag for a plastic cart is about three times what it should be and I have skills not money. I have made a number of carts for my kayak and all worked as intended but the c-tug design is so simple and elegant it got me to thinking.. with two junk 2X3's and a set of old golf cart wheels, an evening in my wood-shop I came up with the Yak X Kart.

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#12008053 - 12/28/16 07:46 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
pelican Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2461
Loc: Grapevine
Paddle Logic Trailtreker, is what I'm using and it works great, especially over rough terrain.
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#12009037 - 12/29/16 10:36 AM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: pelican]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Originally Posted By: pelican
Paddle Logic Trailtreker, is what I'm using and it works great, especially over rough terrain.


I've never seen this before. Looks like a great option.

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#12009225 - 12/29/16 12:30 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: HeavyLead]
hook-line&sinker Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Originally Posted By: HeavyLead
Originally Posted By: pelican
Paddle Logic Trailtreker, is what I'm using and it works great, especially over rough terrain.


I've never seen this before. Looks like a great option.


except for that price tag! eek
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#12009518 - 12/29/16 02:59 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: hook-line&sinker]
pelican Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/11
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Loc: Grapevine
Not cheap, but I only need one and it works on all 3 of my yaks.
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#12009554 - 12/29/16 03:25 PM Re: Let's talk carts [Re: txninja]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
$100 less than Boonedox Landing Gear, and about the same as a C-Tug.

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