The Native Ultimate Kayak Cart is specifically designed to work with Native Ultimate Kayaks. The Ultimate Kayak Cart is molded to match the unique hull shape of the Native Ultimate Kayak for easy attachment and security. The cart includes straps for securing the kayak to the cart. Wheels, axles and straps pack inside the body of the cart for storage. This cart will only work the original Ultimate series and will NOT fit the Ultimate FX series.
The Native kayak cart is a great item to have. Like all Native accessories it is a bit expensive but boats like the Ultimate 14.5 haul like a dream on most surfaces. Note: most surfaces. If you get into any type of dry, deep beach sand typical you will not enjoy using the wheel cart. When I encounter such situations the cart must come off. Other than that it works well and is a must have accessory.
When I first received the cart and attempted to assemble it, I found that the body holes were not inline. They were about 1/2" off and would not allow the axle to pass through. ACK and Native Watercraft immediately sent a replacement. While the holes in the replacement were inline, they were cut too small for the axle to be pushed through. Instead of repeating the process, I simply used a small knife to trim away some of the plastic, but leaving enough to make a snug fit. I like the compactness, but after seeing some of the other carts available, I "would not" purchase this unit again.
good quality, easy to use and love the it assembles and packs back up.
OK. I expected better quality for the price. I have the same problem as one of the reviewers below - the cap on the front of the shell doesn't close when the wheels are inside. The material was cheaply cast, such that the cap is supposed to close tight by way of a bump-and-hole snap on either side of the front. These don't meet and thus don't secure, especially once the tires are aired. The lid will hold on its own loosely, but will require a bungee for certainty. Also, I have had two wheels deteriorate and separate. Austin has been great about replacing the wheels. For the price paid, I expected more from Native.