The Seattle Sports Molly Kayak Cart is small and fits in most sea kayak hatches. Larger sit-on-tops may not fit the Seattle Sports Molly Kayak Cart very well. The thermal-molded, yellow body is eye-catching and extremely strong, able to haul 150 pounds. The Seattle Sports Molly Kayak Cart has a side-release buckle, a stainless steel axle, and 8 in. wheels.
|Width:||14 in / 35.56 cm|
|Height:||10 in / 25.4 cm|
|Weight:||3.5 lb / 1.59 kg|
|Capacity:||150 lb / 68.04 kg|
I bought the Molly Kayak Cart primarily for its simplicity and it's diminutive size. I have not been disappointed in either respect. Nothing could be simpler than sliding the cart on the end of the kayak, hooking the strap to the edge of the cockpit to keep it in place, and then picking up the other end of the kayak to gently roll it where you want to go. There is no need to dismantle the cart to have it fit into the rear storage area of my Tsunami 140, a fact the makes it even simpler to use. I'd buy another one of these little beauties, except it seems very well made and I don't think it will ever fall apart and need to be replaced. Happy paddling and portaging.
I run a kayak tour company and use the Molly Cart daily. My first group of Molly Carts I used heavily with only minor problems and they lasted for two years. I love them because they fit into the hold of my kayaks. About two years ago they switched the plastic they used on the hook (the old ones were made in the USA) to a cheaper version. Now the hooks break immediately and I have to modify them. I would pay more for a molly cart with a better hook system.
This is one of my best ever purchases. It allows me to haul my kayak long distances to put in at otherwise inaccessible places. It fits in the hatch which is a huge advantage. I have taken it over rough surfaces and soft wand with few problems. One reviewer called it fragile but I've used it 20-30 times without a problem. It attaches really quickly and easily.
The Molly Kayak Dolly leaves a lot to be desired! On the plus side, it is very light and compact. On the negative side, the shape of the upper surface does not necessarily "fit" many kayaks, including mine, and the attachment to the kayak is, at best, tenuous. Having paid what I conclude to be too much for the product, I was determined to make it work for my kayak. I re-shaped the upper surface of the dolly by gluing a pair of Styrofoam wedges to the surface. That accomplished two objectives: the Styrofoam provides a non-skid surface and also supports the kayak so that it does not rock or tilt from side to side on the dolly. The next modification I made was to remove the web straps that were provided for attachment (they just did not hold the dolly snugly under the kayak) and I replaced them with a bungee cord, knotted under the dolly and passed through the holes and over the aft deck. This bungee cord is short enough to hold the dolly snugly under the kayak. I also added a ring to the bungee cord as it crossed over the aft deck, and attached a second bungee cord to that ring. The second cord has a carabiner hook attached to its other end, and that hook leads forward and is attached to the kayak just behind the cockpit coaming, where there is a fitting for that purpose. In the absence of such a fitting, as is the case with most kayaks, one could use an S-hook instead of a carabiner hook, and attach it to the cockpit coaming. So, now it works for me, but at an additional cost in time and materials.