I purchased this cart for my older model (200?) Wilderness
Systems Tarpon 140. Previously, I was using homemade carts
made from pvc pipe. However, after my homemade carts kept
breaking, I decided to invest in a real cart. I chose the Seattle
Sports Scupper cart because of it's price, simple design, and tires
that I don't have to worry about them deflating. I like the wide
and solid tires and the aluminum frame body feels like a bicycle
frame. Fortunately, the cart scupper poles just do fit into my
scupper holes when the cart is adjusted to the most narrow setting
position, shew! The cart is a bit heavy, which is the only drawback,
but I think the weight is due to the solid construction and
components. I use the cart on grass and dirt and it works
flawlessly. I have not used it on sand yet, but believe it would
work in that condition with no problem too. I am very pleased with
the cart and recommend it to my friends.
This is a nice little kayak scupper cart. I used it the first time going
up a very rocky hill with exposed tree roots and boulders. This was
expecting too much for the size of the wheels to roll over (would
have needed bicycle sized wheels for that!) , but once I got to the
trail, if worked very well, was light and easily stowable once I got to
the lake. I used it on a Perceptiopn Pescador Pro120 and it fit very
well. The uprights are small to be able to fit inside the scupper
holes, I just hope the looseness doesn't cause stress cracks around
the scupper holes-I will keep an eye on that...
We bought two of these to use with 10ft sit-on-top Wilderness kayaks.
Only used once, so far, but they were a life saver and worked great!
great product to have...walk the kayak straight to my truck right out
of the water... no dragging that bottom
This is a greal product. It does what it is designed to do. Portable,
light weight and easy to assemble and disassemble. The only
problem was that a small spring loaded push button was broken
when I receivedo it. It would seem a small effort to make on the
part of the manufacturer to insure everything worked before it
shipped. Otherwise the concept and overall construction is good.
ACK was great to deal with and considering the many items I
bought from them including the awesome OT Predator 13, this was
a minor problem that they resolved quickly.
I've used it 6 times now, it's doing very well. With gear my kayak
only weighs 60-75 lbs, so I don't know how much it will carry. I
have a 1.5 mile portage on the river I go to most, and this has
made it very easy to do. I strap it in the back during paddling, so
I'd have to do a follow up when it starts to rust. I use a clacker
strap to secure it to the boat, probably don't need it if I wasn't
lifting the back end of it time to time. I'll be buying another when
this one finally rust away.
I have a Native propel 10 and this cart needs major modifications to
keep the kayak from hitting the wheels like a brake. It's not the cart
it's the shape of the hull.
That's kayak fishing, if you don't like do it yourself project like I do
you are probably in the wrong sport.
The cart is high quality and better than the $299.00 native cart
that fits the boat. Enjoy
This product is easy to use, easy to insert, and quite durable.
Michael J Titmuss
Seattle Sports Scupper Swift Kayak Cart - absolutely love the high quality, design and functionality.
I have multiple types of kayaks and works well with all of them. FYI - I used a swimming pool noodle to create a couple spacers to gain a little extra wheel clearance for one of my kayaks. Very inexpensive water proof alteration and made for a perfect fit.
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.
So far I am quite pleased with these wheels. I love the fact that I can
turn them topside & paddle with them. My kayak club puts in ,
paddles 12-15 miles , Then moves cars..... great for putting in & taking