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 Post subject: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:43 am 
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Just received my new hd cart from over the pond ,
I hope it was worth the wait, so far as looking at it not worth the £160 gbp.
Hope it's better than my c tug otherwise I'll be well pi**ed.
Someone needs to put their homemade carts into production.....
Better products come from back yards.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:10 am 
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HD cart, that is the one with the black solid tires? Works great on all but sand where it like to dig-in as opposed to roll. For sand need the Trax 2. Both are still dangerous since they are scupper carts.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Fly4v wrote:
dangerous


If improperly used...

Biggest problems are carts partially inserted, banged on steps or curbs, pulled partially out and then the boat set back down on them. Cart posts can leverage the scupper walls if only partially inserted or inserted under loads.

Carefully and fully insert into scuppers.
Use the cart keeper pin.
Avoid steps, rocks etc that can cause a jarring load on the scuppers.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:16 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Fly4v wrote:
dangerous


If improperly used...

Biggest problems are carts partially inserted, banged on steps or curbs, pulled partially out and then the boat set back down on them. Cart posts can leverage the scupper walls if only partially inserted or inserted under loads.

Carefully and fully insert into scuppers.
Use the cart keeper pin.
Avoid steps, rocks etc that can cause a jarring load on the scuppers.



While we are on the subject, I'm new to the kayaks, and have not used mine for the first time, I know I can well the thing all the way to the beach, fully loaded. But once there what? time the kayak and pull the cart? I know i'm going to be securing my cooler fine and all but aint it a bit weird doing it like that? or do you float it in the surf deep enough to pull it under? this also make me think I need to be too deep.

Sorry about the newbie questions.
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 Post subject: Re: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:30 pm 
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On our Revolution, we used to tip the kayak, and pull the cart out before entering the water. On my Adventure Island, I usually walked the boat right into the water, and then pulled the cart. It wasn't too deep to do this. Often times, I'd take my AI out about 50 feet into the water, and then pull the cart there. I don't think you could safely do this without the ama's of the AI.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Dan Morera wrote:
I know I can well the thing all the way to the beach, fully loaded.


Well?

We do not recommend loading anything in the boat while on a scupper cart.

Tipping the boat on it's side... including AI and TI is the preferred method of cart install and removal.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie hd cart
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Sorry I meant wheel. Got it, so don't load it and just tip it. Thanks.


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