I have yak fished for about 15 years now and I was not young when
I began. My preferred yak is an ancient Prowler 13 angler. Although
this yak is not heavy by today's standards it seems to get heavier
and more difficult to load as I age. Two days ago I ordered a C-tug
kayak cart from ACK after discussing the issue with a sales person
on the phone who provided me with a lot of his personal experience
with the C-tug. I ordered one immediately and it arrived yesterday. I
recommend yakkers to visit youtube and see the instructional video
on how to assemble it. Will save you a lot of time the first go
around. I did not care much for the factory straps which are a bit of
a pain to get right. I especially did not like the latch mechanism as it
did not look extremely durable. So, I fabricated my own straps from
cinch straps I use to lash my yak in my truck bed. Then for a trial
run. I do not know how I ever lived before without this little C-tug. It
is nothing short of wonderful and it takes two fingers to guide my
mounted yak around to wherever I want it to go on almost any
surface encountered. I love this little C-tug. And as always ACK folks
are the top of the line for service, advice and more. If you are
thinking about getting a yak cart the little C-tug should be at the top
of your list. Just order one and you will be very pleased indeed.
This is a great cart. It has never failed me, and the fast disassembly
with no tools makes it easy to keep sand off the axles. I just returned
from a weekend kayak camping/fishing trip where 5 other kayakers
asked to borrow my CTug to get their kayaks back up a steep and
rough trail. No one had a problem, and the CTug even made it easy to
get two fully loaded Slayer Propels up that trail. This a very good piece
The key to using the C-Tug is to watch the videos, how to put it
together and how to use the straps. I put my Jackson Big Tuna on
the C-Tug and it hauls the 14ft, 90-110lb kayak with no problem.
I've pulled it through grass, dirt, wet and dry sand, even into the
water to launch. A must have accessory for any kayak angler or
someone going out solo.
I wish it had a ratchet strap. Hard to get it tight and not slip off;
otherwise it works great.
Works great! Very light and easy to use. Easy to put together and
take apart. Probably best to watch the online video on how to first
prepare the straps for use (even though there are paper
directions). Once the straps are prepared you don't have to worry
about it for future kayak/canoe trips. Cart rolls easily when loaded.
It's expensive, but the purchase was worth it.
Great product for toting your
kayak on solid land, but this
product fails MISERABLY on a
beach w/ soft sand . . . I have
a hobie outback and got the
sidewinder wheels to go w/ the
C-TUG . . . I wish I had never
wasted my money on this cart
and its sidewinder add-on . . . I
have used the cart over 10
times launching from a sandy
beach, and one day I used a
friends hobie beachtrax 2-30
cart and there was a WORLD of
DIFFERENCE btn the two carts .
. . with the C-TUG being a
much inferior product . . .
Works great! A bit pricey but
worth it for ease of use.
Simple design. Perfect
performance. I love how
quickly the cart can be broken
down once I get to the water.
In mere seconds, I have a few
pieces small enough to fit in a
9'6" SIK and I've had no
problem storing the pieces
behind the seat. When it's time
to take out, the C-TUG snaps
together as quickly as it came
apart and I'm off and rolling in
under a minute. My first trip
out, the access was at the
bottom of a steep, twenty foot
draw. On the way down, I let
gravity do the work and simply
sent the kayak down first. The
wide stance and ample ground
clearance of the C-TUG made
this type of terrain a non-issue.
This baby is as happy on a
rocky 45° incline as it is on a
blacktop road. Speaking of
blacktop, the rubberized
wheels allow the cart to run
virtually silent, which was a
huge relief. Because of the
non-pneumatic tires, excessive
noise on hard surfaces was the
one thing I was worried about
as I do a lot of early morning
fishing while camping in
campgrounds. Everything feels
incredibly high-quality and I
definitely get the impression
that this is something that's
going to stand the test of time.
I purchased this for my
Jackson Kayak Cuda after
reading other reviews. So far it
has been the perfect cart. I
watched the videos, both of
putting it together and the
strap which helped a lot. I
even like the strap that some
people seem not too. All in all
a good purchase and ACK was
great to work with.
Works great. Written directions suck, but
the video is good. Main thing is getting the
straps positioned right, and threading them
thru the buckles correctly. Not complicated,
but if not done correctly the tug don't work
so hot. I use it on a 15' OK Trident.
The C-Tug is a good idea but 2 things are
not good. The little kick stand is too
short and the straps are not long enough.
I gad to buy longer straps. Other wise it
is a pretty good unit. I am not using it
on a kayak but on a Solo Skiff. It fits the
hull perfectly and once you find the cg of
the boat it really is an easy pull. With
the changes or issues I mentioned
rectified I would recommend this
Just purchased a BG Prowler II. I needed a cart and
thought the C Tug fit the bill....well not quite. The
concept of the cart is great...well made....seems very
tough and should last a long time. I had a friend who
has one and offered to let me try his to as he said
"Make sure it fits your hull". He lived 70 miles away so I
did not try it out. Called ACK and spoke to a man who
told me he was pretty sure it would work on my kayak
as it fits just about anything. Well it doesn't fit the BG
Prowler II. I can use it but you have to place it on the
hull just right....and even then very little area of the C
Tugs pads come in contact with the hull. I like the fact
that the material on the pads grips the hull of the kayak.
I gave it a good workout on the street pulling it over
curbs and such and it stayed put. No way to adjust the
pads. Great cart...but if you buy makes sure it fits the
hull of the kayak you have.