The Seattle Sports Fat Boy Kayak Canoe Cart has an extra-wide frame (20 in.) and large, air-filled tires (10 x 4 in). Store this cart by pulling the cotter pins to remove the wheels and fold the frame.
|Width:||28 in / 71.12 cm|
|Weight:||9.5 lb / 4.31 kg|
|Capacity:||200 lb / 90.72 kg|
|Int. Dim.:||20 in / 51 cm|
well, I broke down and got the "paddle boy fat boy" for my canoe, product is as stated and made well, all-be-it a little bit pricey.I wouldn't pay more for this product and you don't have to either- this is the Best price on internet- check it out for your self. Shipping was very fast also!!
Good in theory, but poor craftsmanship. I just used this cart to portage my Ocean Kayak Prowler 13T into the Boundary Waters in MN. The trip only required two portages on the way in and the same on the way out. The trails were like gravel roads. The bar with the foam that holds the weight of the boat failed on the second portage on the way in. It bent so much that I had to carry my boat about a quarter of a mile. Not fun! I was able to repair the cart by bending the bar back into place It snapped because it had been kinked, and then attaching a piece of a birch tree limb that was about 1.5 in diameter with duct tape and paracord to reinforce that bar. I figure there was about 100 pounds on the cart when it failed. The birch tree repair allowed me to get out of the woods without further incident. I also had to drill out one of the cotter pin holes for the wheels to get the cart assembled. The hole was just slightly in the wrong location, so the larger hole let me get the cotter pin installed. Oh, and there is something wrong with one of the inner tubes. The valve stem is pressed tightly against the wheel, so I have to use something to pry it away from the wheel before I can add air. Ive tried letting out air and repositioning the tube, but that didnt work.
2nd Fat Boy we have purchased and Seattle Kayak was excellent source. First one lasted 3-4 years and it was worthwhile enough for us to repurchase another. Worked excellently for our 85# tandem kayak for portage and for me to lift it onto SUV roof at age 70. The padded lower cross-beam snapped on1st and we wish that member were more reinforced or filled instead of hollow.
Dissappointing! The product is costly. It does not stay centered when attached to the kayak, a WS Tarpon 120. I may have to modify it to add bungy to both sides instead of the single line in the middle. At that price, I should NOT have to do this.