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
The pins that hold the axle in
place work loose when turning
the kayak and fall out. Need
to come up with a pin that
locks better in place.
Especially the center one.
I already had an all purpose
kayak cart, but this
one attaches near to the
center of gravity, and fits
the mariner hull, unlike
generic carts can. So easy
to lift and move now!
Great little cart....well designed and works like a
champ. It's compact when not in use, which means
it's available FOR use when you need it. I'm
impressed with the thoughtful design of my native
14.5 and the accessories that I've purchased for
it....this bit of kit is well worth the price.