The Seattle Sports Scupper Swift Kayak Cart features air-less WaveChaser wheels and a tromboning adjustment to make the Swift the best sit-on-top cart on the market. Slide your boat easily on to, or off the cushioned uprights and away you go! A super beefy 35mm gauge axle can take all sorts of abuse, while the airless wheels eliminate all flat tire hassle. A deep, ruby-red anodized coating finishes the cart. Adjusts from 8.5 to 18 inch width between scupper holes.
|Width:||24 in / 60.96 cm|
|Height:||20 in / 50.8 cm|
|Weight:||7.5 lb / 3.4 kg|
|Capacity:||150 lb / 68.04 kg|
Great cart! I have been using with my Hobie PA12 on 4 trips now. Works well. I use a fish gripper to lock the cart in place when unloading from my truck bed. Seem well designed/heavy duty.
At first, I was thrilled with the design (breakdown and store in nose of Kayak) and the price....but after the axel failed TWICE in less than 3 months use, I am not so happy. In fairness to Seattle Sports, this cart might work well with a stripped down light kayak....but if you have a heavy kayak with a decent amount of mounted gear...the axel will bend and eventually become unusable in a short period of time. Seattle Sports sent me THREE replacements initially...and they all had manufacturing flaws with the upper riser either having a flawed weld or it was welded on crooked/slight angle. I have pictures to back it up. After the second one failed, Seattle Sports tried to say "user error" caused the failure...and they refused to warranty the product. My kayak weighs about 135 lbs loaded...they rated this cart to 150lbs....don't believe it.
Cart is very light weight and easy to turn. The downside is the bar is very hard to get to clamp down and stop the bars from separating when the kayak is a larger width. We have put a wooden dowel into the space to allow it grab easier.
Tried this on a native watercraft mariner 12.5 propel. Doesn't fit scupper holes at all!! It does not get narrow enough. My solution involved gorilla glue, an oak dowel, drill, saw, hoseclamps, and a piece of 1/2"X4" pine. I had to saw and slot the aluminum to come closer together so the risers would fit the scuppers. Then extend the wheels out past the edge of the kayak with oak dowell using the cut piece of aluminum over each side as a wheel bearing surface. I then used 2 pieces of the pine board 2' long each and put holes in the middle to slide over the scupper bars that penetrate the holes in the mariner. They act as a platform that the kayak sits on and takes all the pressure of the boat and spreads it out less concentrated on the scupper holes. I then took the foam doughnuts and placed from the top to keep the bars from moving. It works better than i could have dreamed considering how mad i was initially. The wheels are now 2' 6-1/2" apart inside measurement and the scupper "pins" are 5-3/4" center to center apart. The wheels have to clear the mariner or they will rub the bottom. The pins didnt need the wood but it makes it much less likely to damage the scupper holes and basically only uses the pins to hold cart in place with no pressure. All i can say is its much tougher than when i bought it. I stood on it and sat in the kayak with it under to no great effect. It still all fits in the hatch broken down. I gave 4 stars because "I" made a good product.