Definitely recommend this kayak carrier for the propel model
because it fits into the propel drive hole very well near the center
balance point of the kayak making it easy to cart around. With the
carrier in place it fits so well you don't need the straps!. It is a bit
flimsy plastic and alluminum compared to my stainless steel carrier
however and probably can be bent or broken pretty easily
The convenience of this cart is a plus. Set up and take down in a
matter of minutes. My only issue is the kayak doesn't tend to seat as
well on it as I think it should but overall, I'm pleased.
I'm usually by myself when putting the native propel 13 in or out of
the water. Using this cart for the propel is so easy for one person, just
pick up the stern and move it over the cart than drop it in place. I
don't even need to use the straps. Pushing or pulling the kayak around
with the air inflated tires is so easy up or down hills.
It works but not happily for me. If you
have a bad back this carrier holds the
boat very low off the ground. Wheeling
it up and down to the shore will keep
you bent over.
I use a trailer to haul the Kayak and I
slide the boat off the trailer onto this
carrier. So far thats not a issue. The
lower clearance has been a issue at one
of my old canoe launch sites. I need a
carrier that has bigger wheels and I
don't need the fold up travel option.
Big wheels get the job done. However one of the
bearings in a wheel were frozen right out of the box.
ACK did send a quick replacement and did not make me
send the old back avoiding that hassle. It is awkward to
load the yak onto! I don't like picking up the bow and
putting all that pressure on the rudder when I scoot it
over onto the wheels. Also the price hurts...but then it is
the "Native" what doesn't???
good and bad
First the good. The cart assembles and disassembles
easily. You can have this thing ready to go in a couple of
minutes. The ability to take the cart apart allows you to
take it with you on the water without giving up a lot of
Now the bad. The propel cart does not truly fit into the
propel slot, which makes the cart a little awkward. Also, I
have found that the best way to get the kayak on the cart
is to tip the kayak on its side. Once again, this is difficult
to manage alone. Once the kayak is secured to the cart,
however, it is a great tool.
I use the cart to move my 14.5
ulitimate around the dock and
yard. Worked great the first
times then the clip came out
and is lost-now the two that
are left fall out, making use
I have a NW Ultimate Propel.
Went with a different kayak
carrier first. Utter waste of
time and money. Bought the
NW carrier for the Propel.
Works like a charm. Well
designed, well made, holds
kayak securely, good on all
It was exactly what I was looking
for to transport my kayak short
great for my ultimate fits in
drive well easily to launch and
recover fits in kayak and take
it with me can carry all my
stuff from truck to water and
back without strain in kayak.
well designed and
functiional,but handle broke
immediately [ too lightly
great for pulling the kayak but
not easy to get kayak on it - or
I havent figured out an easy way