The Malone Xpress Scupper Kayak Cart includes two crossbar assemblies that allows it to fit nearly every scupper style in the industry, adjusting from 7.5 in. to 18 in. Malone also added a rugged set of 10 in. all terrain wheels with Never-Go-Flat tires and thick foam padding to protect your boat, all on an aluminum frame with stainless steel fittings. The Malone Xpress Kayak Cart is simply one of the easiest to use and most versatile fitting carts ever made and includes Malone's lifetime warranty.
|Length:||10 in / 25.4 cm|
|Width:||18 in / 45.72 cm|
|Height:||22.5 in / 57.15 cm|
|Weight:||6 lb / 2.72 kg|
|Capacity:||200 lb / 90.72 kg|
|Material:||Marine grade aluminum/Stainless steel|
Cart was easy to put together and works as designed. Larger style tires make it work better. It is so much easier to move my kayak with the Malone Xpress Scupper Kayak Cart.
I purchased this cart to use with my Ocean Kayak Malibu 2. It went together well, however during long walks from parking lot to the boat ramp the set screw would works its way loose. Also the scupper bars go in unevenly, yes I tried to straighten them. Due to the uneven nature of the cart, the kayak would cant to one side and cause a bit of over steer. That would be no problem if you are on a wide paved path. Forget an easy pull if you have to tow down a narrow path. And you can seriously hurt yourself trying to pull through sand at a beach or lake shore. The wheels are simply too small. Malone needs to come up with beach size tread wheels that could fit this cart. Spend your money on an all terrain beach cart with tie downs and carting your kayak will be a breeze.
The Malone Xpress is very well designed and easy to use. It slips into the scupper hole with ease and comes out without difficulty in the water. I don't disassemble it but use bungees to strap it to the front of the kayak after launching. I love it! The only problem I've had with it was with the second kart I ordered for another kayak I bought for salmon fishing in the Northwest. It came with a defective connector that prevented the crossbar from being inserted. There was excess hard rubber in the hole which I had to drill out to clear it to allow me to insert and bolt down the crossbar. (I needed the cart to move the newly shipped kayak to the back of the house.) It took ACK and Malone over ten days to send a replacement after I had sent ACK photos of the defect. Amazon would have done it in 3 days. I would give the cart a 5 for design and durability except for this defect. Better improve quality control checks.
I've got a love-hate thing going on with this cart. On the plus side, it's priced right, built very sturdey, lightweight and breaks down easily to stow in the hatch of my Tarpon120 with ease. Once installed it works very well! On the down side, (and I'm guessing this is true of all scupper carts) , it's a process to install coming off the water after a day of fishing. Read: drag yak up beach, empty EVERYTHING off, then flip the yak on it's side , install the cart and then reverse procedure. I'm thinking of adding a kick stand on it so I might be able to just lift the yak on /off if I can line up the cart posts and scuppers. If that doesn't work, I may switch to an end style cart that doesn't make me flip the cart to install it.