Built to last, the C-TUG Kayak Cart is made of non-corroding engineering polymers, with stainless steel reinforced axles, and now is paired with tough puncture free rubber tires. Unlike any other cart in the paddle sport arena today the C-TUG continues to amaze sport enthusiast with its rugged appeal, incredible strength and satisfying good looks. This cart is designed for all soft terrains to get you paddling in places you never dreamed of. The C-TUG Kayak Cart requires no tools and assembles in seconds and also dismantles in seconds, allowing you to stow it in your canoe or kayak hatch to take to your next destination. When it comes to moving loads over soft sand, wider wheels are not necessarily better. Bulldozers and military tanks use long tracks, reducing the chance of them digging in. SandTrakz puncture free wheels mimic this track system, the outer rim compresses when in use giving a longer track length. On soft sand this reduces how hard you have to pull to move your cart by more than half compared to standard puncture free Kiwi Wheels! In fact the SandTrakz system is so effective we think it's better than balloon wheels! Whilst they are designed to make life easier on soft surfaces, SandTrakz wheels are great on hard surfaces. Because C-TUG SandTrakz are designed to compress they act like suspension on hard surfaces, making for easy transition from soft to hard surfaces. These wheels also work great and hold up on concrete and pavement!
|Weight:||10 lb / 4.54 kg|
|Capacity:||176 lb / 79.83 kg|
Ultimate kayak cart so far. The wheels are big, and the cart is sturdy. I don't know about putting inside the hatch though. It would fit most large kayak hatches when taken apart but I'd rather put it back in the car. I have used this with a 90 pound 20 foot double, up and down a hill and across sand -- no problem. 2 tips, place the cart in the center of the kayak and then it becomes weightless and easy to maneuver, both forward and back or turning 180 degrees. Also, the little clip that holds the wheeopens up rather randomly, but this is easily fixed with a mini carabiner. The Sandtrakz wheels are a brand new invention and really work well. If you have an older C-tug cart the new wheels will fit, but be sure they are the Sandtrakz brand. There is an imposter that looks like this product
The C-Tug is a good cart overall, but the Sandtrakz wheels are terrible for their intended purpose of beach launching your kayak. They work well on semi-rough terrain such as grass, small tree roots, and small rocks like you find along a shoreline. However, they are atrocious in soft sand and dig in with a fully loaded kayak (Native Slayer Propel 13). There's little difference between using the cart and just dragging your boat. Also, the taller diameter of the Santrakz renders the kickstand nearly useless.
Excellent balanced kayak cart, however, I would not buy with the sea trakz wheels again as they tend to show heavy flat spots on the bottom, bottoming out to the main hub which makes it more difficult to transport over flat terrain.
Purchased the C-Tug with sandtrakz wheels for my 14' Hobie Pro Angler because the plug in wheels from Hobie did not balance the weight which made long walks to hard to reach waters difficult. I love the C-Tug in general. Very sturdy. The add said the wheels transition well from sand to hard bottom, which I took to mean they would work weldon both. However, I found that the Sandtrakz wheels made my home hard to pull over hard surfaces. I believe this was my fault for not understanding that they are for sand and maybe not the best option for hard surfaces. So I went ahead and ordered the standard wheels and now I have a complete system and I love it. The wheel pop on and off effortlessly so I can use the Sandtrakz for sand and the standard for concert, hard dirt, gravel, etc. and I'm good to go. Just find the balance point and wheeling my fully (over) loaded pro angler to any water is a breeze.