The Native Propel Kayak Cart is specifically designed to work with Native Propel Kayaks. It provides stable transport for your kayak from the car to the water. The Propel Cart features a base that slides under the hull and inserts through the bottom of the drive trunk for added stability and includes straps for securing the kayak to the cart. The wheels, axles and straps pack inside the body of the cart for storage for storage in your kayak while on the water.
Great little cart....well designed and works like a champ. It's compact when not in use, which means it's available FOR use when you need it. I'm impressed with the thoughtful design of my native 14.5 and the accessories that I've purchased for it....this bit of kit is well worth the price.
First the good. The cart assembles and disassembles easily. You can have this thing ready to go in a couple of minutes. The ability to take the cart apart allows you to take it with you on the water without giving up a lot of space. Now the bad. The propel cart does not truly fit into the propel slot, which makes the cart a little awkward. Also, I have found that the best way to get the kayak on the cart is to tip the kayak on its side. Once again, this is difficult to manage alone. Once the kayak is secured to the cart, however, it is a great tool.
It works but not happily for me. If you have a bad back this carrier holds the boat very low off the ground. Wheeling it up and down to the shore will keep you bent over. I use a trailer to haul the Kayak and I slide the boat off the trailer onto this carrier. So far thats not a issue. The lower clearance has been a issue at one of my old canoe launch sites. I need a carrier that has bigger wheels and I don't need the fold up travel option.
Big wheels get the job done. However one of the bearings in a wheel were frozen right out of the box. ACK did send a quick replacement and did not make me send the old back avoiding that hassle. It is awkward to load the yak onto! I don't like picking up the bow and putting all that pressure on the rudder when I scoot it over onto the wheels. Also the price hurts...but then it is the "Native" what doesn't???