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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:04 pm 
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I wrote an article on wheelcart types and suitability a week or so ago at yakass.net. Maybe someone here will find it informative.

http://yakass.net/articles/87-equipment/480-which-wheelcart-for-my-kayak.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Excellent and comprehensive article! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:10 am 
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Josh,
What Roadrunner said!
I like your collar spacer idea. 8)
A point of contention though. I regard the Trax2 cart frame as being the toughest, most reliable cart as it has a wider, more stable solid axle as opposed to a hollow axle on the new HD cart. Also the clips on the new HD cart are easily dislodged and lost.
The Trax 2 cart is cheaper and the money you save can be put towards adding the HD wheels.
Fitted with the heavy duty wheels as detailed above you have the choice to easily swap back to the balloon wheels depending on the terrain.
IMO it is the best cart option! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:34 am 
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I just recently purchased a HD cart with the plastic collars. I figured they would be fine but after seeing the double tennis ball trick I will be going that route. The shock absorber analogy was the convincing point.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:48 am 
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Just wanted to update this thread. As I've promised in another thread, I've created a pretty extensive (photo rich) trip report of my Slate Islands (Lake Superior) experience with the Hobie Adventures from August of last year in the "Places To Kayak" section. We all had a fantastic time. So much so - that we are leaving to do it all again in a couple of weeks. It's just unreal out there.

Here is the Slate Islands trip report.

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=52328

Here are a few photos from the trip:

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I also ended up purchasing a kayak/canoe cart. This is the one:

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I was planning on using it to complete the Part II section of a new White Otter Castle trip last year - that involves crossing 15 rough and remote portages - but my adventure buddy had to back out at the last minute - so the trip was scrapped. I still hope to one day complete the trip.

Mike


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