1. Guest, did you know that we are counting on you to become a actively participating member of our Club and Forum? Click here to see how:

Dismiss Notice
Welcome To ShrimpNFishFLorida
Dismiss Notice
In order to view Reports and Posts in the (R) restricted access threads of this forum you must sign up as a member
Dismiss Notice
Guest After signup you will need to make an Introduction Post. Thanks

Good Ideas... Kayak Carts And Tips

Discussion in 'DIY - Rigging Your Kayak' started by Nautical Gator, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Thread Started By

    Kayak Carts and Tips

    I have a 2016 Hobie Pro Angler 14 and ended up getting the below Hobie Trax 2-30 Kayak Cart, this cart makes transporting the Hobie Pro angler 14 a breeze.

    I ended up getting the Trax 230 mainly because it has welded beads of metal on each of the cart posts that prevent the collar (Cart Post Bushing) from sliding down too far.

    Make sure any Kayak cart you build or buy has a collar support that you can adjust to keep the wheels from rubbing on the bottom of the kayak. or the dirt, sand or shell will rub a hole into your cart.

    The Hobie Trax 2-30 Kayak Cart has new 30 cm (blow-molded polyurethane) pneumatic tires. These tires have a higher capacity and are very durable! The rim is a smaller diameter which gives a larger sidewall to prevent pinching and valve damage under heavy loads. The pressure range is double that of the original Trax wheels (now 3-4 lbs) which is easier to maintain.

    The Hobie Trax 2-30 Cart has a 242 lb capacity. This is the best all around cart for soft sand and uneven terrain. The tires are wide and can be deflated for better performance over soft sand and soil. Welded Stainless steel construction, solid stainless axle. Wheels are easily removable for storage. Also includes cart keeper feature and cart clamps. To use the Trax 2-30 cart with a Tandem Island requires the use of the Tandem Island "Plug-In" Cradle to disperse the load.

    Kayak Cart Tips.
    • Make sure that your cart will support your kayak
    • Make sure your cart has a collar support that you can adjust to keep the wheels from rubbing on the bottom of the kayak.
    • Make sure the wheels are for the terrain you transport your kayak on. (Sand, Rocks, Shell) etc.
    • Place some tennis balls over the collar to soften up the collar that touches your kayak.
    • if your Kayak come close to the wheels you may want to get a cradle that would keep the wheels from coming into contact with the kayak.

    Hobie Trax 2-30 Cart


    Hobie Heavy Duty Cart
    The Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-in Kayak Cart has a much higher capacity and tires with tread that are more rugged than the standard plug-in cart or the Trax carts. The Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-in Kayak Cart's capacity far exceeds the weight of the heaviest Hobie kayaks. Tire capacity lists as over 200 lbs per tire. These tires are foam filled and standard rubber tire with deep tread pattern.The Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-in Kayak Cart is the recommended cart for the Tandem Island.



    Here is a link of different Kayak Karts
  2. bigern

    bigern Newbie

    i made a pretty easy cart with pvc. left it "hidden" on shore and was stolen. made a new one that uses pins and crown nuts that disassembles pretty easily to store on your yak. will post pics later...
  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Thread Started By

    you can't leave anything laying around now a days :knocking my head:
  4. jurdun756

    jurdun756 Deckhand

    I started out kayaking with a cart like this but the foldup version us way better user friendly for me
  5. garbageman_ct

    garbageman_ct Blackbeard

    I have something similar for ours but went one step further. Bought a utility trailer to hook up to my bicycle. The sides fold down to make a flat cart. I strap the nose on that and the cart on the tail of the kayak. We live beachside in OBS so I can easily get where I want be be in the surf or inter coastal without driving.

Share This Page