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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:55 am 
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I just got my Wheeleez Beach Cart - the larger one with the 30 cm wheels. My PA14 is stored at my cottage so I cannot try this on for size now. I was hoping to use it when I get there this weekend and need to make sure I have everything I need. Specifically, the cart comes with 2 straps. Do these straps fit around the very wide PA14 or should I bring some longer replacements with me? Also, when do you need the straps and when can you get by without them (Concrete launches, rocky shoreline, sandy beach, etc)?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:58 am 
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Not sure if the straps will fit, as I modified my Hobie cart and added my wheeleez wheels so i cant check. But however unless yours is different than mine you will always need the straps as the wheeleez just sits under the Kayak, it doesn't attach in any way

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:22 am 
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Jim_MI wrote:
I just got my Wheeleez Beach Cart - the larger one with the 30 cm wheels. My PA14 is stored at my cottage so I cannot try this on for size now. I was hoping to use it when I get there this weekend and need to make sure I have everything I need. Specifically, the cart comes with 2 straps. Do these straps fit around the very wide PA14 or should I bring some longer replacements with me? Also, when do you need the straps and when can you get by without them (Concrete launches, rocky shoreline, sandy beach, etc)?



Jim the straps are to short, you'll have to add another set on each. As the cart stands its a pain to get it under the kayak. If you tilt the kayak on its side the cart kicks out. You have to lift the kayak and rotate it over the cart.

The kayak won't stay put without the straps. Also the kayak bottom will cave in a bit without what they call a rail kit. You can do your own rail kit using PVC, insulation and couple release clips.

Check out my cart modification a couple posts down. It's the same cart with PVC added to center the kayaks weight.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Thanks for the quick replies. I already have the rail kit installed. I thought I would use it "out of the box" for awhile before trying any sort of mods such as saltfisherman has documented so well for us. I just wasn't sure about the necessity of the straps on hard ground, and whether they would fit anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Those larger wheels make all the differance in the world moving that kayak over sand. I've gone up hill and on very soft sand with no problems. You can pull up over curbs too.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:17 pm 
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I love the large wheeleez wheels....beats the heck out of dragging the Kayak through the Sand!

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