Since that's decided, I can ask OasisGuy:
Have you tried using 2 sets of hobie beach wheels to negotiate steep terrain yet?
I think you can put a set on both ends, and adding a bow line to the front handle can also make moving, launching and landing a loaded AI much easier on the back.
The Amas can be folded to the front as well, if they tend to drag going uphill. Would any of that help?
Good point NOHUHU. I can skull drag the hull only up the dune on the Trax2 and then make a couple of more trips for the other bits, but I want to be able to load a complete rig on wheels for transport from carparks etc and then over sand.
I bought a C-Tug trolley the other day (Hobie couldn't supply a H/D cart) and it's a good unit. It'll take a huge load and isn't reliant on scupper holes, sitting on 'seats' instead which of course can be positioned anywhere under the boat to get a good balance of load. I could put the C-Tug up front and the Trax2 where it belongs.....and then I could rig up a chain/gear set and drive it to the launch site......or road sail it !....hmmmmm....may want to steer it also at some point ?