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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Got to try it out for the first time today.

My previous cart, a Malone Scupper cart died in anguish beneath the crushing awesomeness of the Adventure Island. I modified it to get me through the weekend, then tossed it.

C-Tug got here Wednesday.

Nothing much to say other than its great. Ive taken apart and put together the cart about 6 times now, and I can do it in about 30 seconds. The entirety of the cart when disassembled will fit fore of the AI front hatch, I was easily able to fit the cart, my 30L dry bag, and still slide in my fly rod (2 piece).

I placed the cart just behind the rear aka bar, it handled the fully assembled AI with all my gear and ice chest aboard just fine (~150 pounds), even over rough terrain and sand, Not surprising considering its rated for three hundred pounds.

I like it better than a scupper type cart because when I reach the water, I can just unstrap it, keep hold of one of the straps, lift the rear of the boat just a bit and pull the cart out from under it. Loading it is just as easy, set the kick stand, position the cart next to the boat, and just lift the boat onto the cart, adjust, strap down, and roll.

http://youtu.be/gNmeRIPUrQA

From Early this morning, Excuse my choice of music, couldn't help it :mrgreen:

Ive read some people complaining about the straps it comes with.. They are a bit complicated to initially assemble, but they really do work great. I had to search YouTube for a video on how the initially assemble the straps, the provided instructions sucked.

Its a nice cart, will work on any boat (haven't tried it on my sea kayak yet, but its only 45 pounds).

I have the regular pneumatic tires, but as I understand it there are solid tires available, as well as some beach type tires.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Video added.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Nice video. 8)
I thought the music must have been the C-Tug theme song :lol:
it looks like a realistic option to the scupper carts - which can be a real pain to insert when you are pulling your boat out.
I must look back through the forums. Something makes me think Stringy had issues with the C-Tug :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:07 pm 
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The cart keeper pin and collars have solved both these problems. If you add tennis balls it's even better.
I have the C-Tug and whilst it is a very well made and cleverly designed cart I still prefer to use the Hobie scupper carts.
The main negative is that the cart supports aren't flexible and don't mold to the shape of the hull so flat spots can develop. You will need to add an extra foam piece to distribute the load more evenly.
It also needs to be securely fitted so it doesn't slide around during transport.
There is a cart available that looks to be made up of the main C-Tug 'wishbone' structures but with roof rack type cradles fitted in place of the flat pads. In Aus Rays Outdoors stock it.

I mainly use the C-Tug to assist in retrieving the TI during Winter trips and I don't want to get too wet inserting the scupper cart.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:41 am 
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Kinda hard to imagine a "flat spot developing" from having it on the cart for 5 min or less at a time, but I guess if you stored it on the cart that could happen.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:08 pm 
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Here's a little product that wants to take on the C-TUG.

FEEL FREE CAMEL KAYAK TROLLEY (Rated 160lb)
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Don't know how I missed it before, but you may find the video entertaining.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh05xcv_78Q&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:04 pm 
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its rated at 160, The Malone scupper cart that I dismembered with the fully loaded AI was rated at 200.. Me thinks the rating is based on static weight sitting on a flat surface, not bumping over roots rocks.

C-Tug only costs a little more and is rated for almost twice the weight.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:15 pm 
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These things look like they were designed by Dyson and built by Hasbro. Fine for lighter yaks.

You need more ground clearance for the long AI and dangling Amas though.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:30 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
These things look like they were designed by Dyson and built by Hasbro. Fine for lighter yaks.

You need more ground clearance for the long AI and dangling Amas though.




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:44 pm 
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C-Tug has a link to my video on their website now :lol:


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