Guest blog written by Matt Moccia, Hobie Pro Staff
For years I’ve enjoyed fishing out of a small kayak on various rivers and other small waters inaccessible to larger watercraft. The problem with this was they were inaccessible to vehicles as well, which meant limiting the amount of gear you could bring along. For a serious fisherman this is a problem. This problem only grew once I upgraded to a larger kayak, a Hobie Pro Angler 12, and wanted to find an easy and efficient way to get it to these remote places. After trying some of the various kayak carts on the market with very limited success I was introduced to the C-TUG. One of the first things that caught my eye was the load capacity and larger diameter airless tires. Due to it being made of high impact plastic and stainless components, using it in the salt is no problem. With the C-TUG there is no small hardware used in the assembly of the unit which makes setup and breakdown a snap. It takes less than 30 seconds to assemble or take apart the cart.
The C-TUG has nearly twice the capacity of other kayak carts which makes transporting a large loaded down kayak a breeze. The larger tires and heavy duty strap make easy work of uneven rocky terrain. Once attached to the kayak the large auto adjusting hull pads of the C-TUG make for a one piece feel unlike other carts that have a tendency to shift, slide or come detached from the kayak all together. Another great feature of the hull pads is being able to lay them flat and create a stable base to store the unit upside down strapped on to the back of the kayak.
Though the unit breaks down very quickly and can be placed inside of the hull of the kayak I prefer to keep it assembled since there is usually multiply portages on my river trips.
To sum it up the C-TUG Kayak Cart has allowed me to do what I’ve wanted to do for years. Get a larger more efficient fishing platform with all the gear I need to the places I want to fish without having to throw my back out in the process.
-Matt Moccia, Hobie Pro Staff