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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:45 am 
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Location: Ft Myers, FL
I have a 2001 Hobie Mirage tandem and I'm trying to find a dolly cart (or photos) for it. This old kayak does not have the scupper holes the new ones have, so the regular Hobie carts won't work with it. Any suggestions? :?

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:55 am 
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I use a C-tug for my Hobie Outback and I like it as you do not need to turn the kayak 90 degrees to mount it on the standard scupper mount cart.
The standard C-tug tires/wheels are very robust too.
You do not have this issue and in any case, this link will show you how many different carts are in the market.

Hood River, OR

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 1:36 pm 
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Location: Auckland NZ

Easy to load via tripod stand and pads vs poking the thing into scupper holes. No rust. Breaks down for stowage (assuming a large enough hatch). Also, because you can site the cart at any point along the length of the hull you can control the load fulcrum & therefore how much weight needs to be lifted at the bow to tow the kayak - important with a heavy boat.

The only -ve I have found with the C-tug is that the straps may not be long enough for a big fat kayak and the standard buckle on the straps may slip if you pull a heavy yak through soft sand that bogs the wheels down (the new hard plastic sand wheels that are available for the cart may help reduce bogging down in sand - I have inflatable tyres on mine). That said, it is easy and cheap to upgrade both straps and buckle and once done I think this cart is as good as any on the market.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I found these DIY instructions online. Very thorough and well-illustrated.
http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.co ... build.html[/url]

I modified mine to accommodate my scupper holes (use 4-way tees on top w/ reduction to 3/4" pipe).

Cost an entire $30 and was actually a fun project.

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