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.
This cart is handy for hauling your Ultimate solo any distance. I don't find the 3 locking pins to prove a problem in my situation (mostly gravel bank and dry riffle portages) - just make sure the pins are inserted in the pole holes front-to-back so that you don't roll over something that will grab and flip up the clip top while pulling the cart over ground. I did not give this cart five stars because 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. Another problem this cart has in common with most others is that of ground clearance: it's great if you're covering beach or field, but if you have to haul over dry riffles or uneven gravel banks, it can be a problem. It's still the best solo-haul solution until Native makes a center thwart friendly to portaging the Ultimates on your back. The cart and its issues still beat sideways turtle-backing the Ultimate any distance! The moderate weight of the cart makes it useful for placing in the front of a solo 14.5 to keep it tracking optimally (those boats need a little counterweight at the bow to keep straight during aggressive paddling). As always, ACK was a professional breeze with which to deal.
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.
It's easy to put together and use. One of my tires was flat when I got it. It's kind of wimpy for the money, but then again, it is light weight.
good quality, easy to use and love the it assembles and packs back up.