I’ve been using a C-Tug cart as a secondary cart (under the rear scuppers) mainly for retrieving the TI, or getting it on/off the trailer. I have never liked the C-Tug flat supports that don’t conform to the hull shape so it has never been the TI’s primary cart.
By adding the new Hobie #80044202 CRADLE / PLUG-IN CART FOR TI USE to the C-Tug cart it becomes much more suited to carrying the TI. The hull is evenly supported and the C-Tug becomes an effective dolly cart. The original straps hold the cradle well and the whole thing can be easily dismantled for storage.
Fitting the cradle is simple:
Drill two holes slidely wider than strap width about 15mm in from the end.
Using a dremel grind a slot between the two holes and then a centered slot to make a “T” slot
The strap can then be inserted and removed easily
The strap locates the cradle and the non slip C-Tug supports self adjust to hold the cradle well
The C-Tug is now an effective dolly cart. It is easily fitted by running the two straps either side of the hull, sliding the cart into place and tightening/ locking the strap.
It’s early days but so far this cart has a number of advantages over my previous (viewtopic.php?f=73&t=40346
) trailer cradle based dolly cart:
-its cheaper (around ($200 all up)
-the wheels are below the hull and don’t rub on the ama.
-the hull sits higher and is less prone to stern scrapes
-the cart dismantles easily for storage, is light, strong and well made with a 120kg rating.
I plan to add the solid HD Wheeleez wheels to eliminate punctures.
The only negative so far is that if the cart gets hung up on an obstacle it can rock slightly until the wide base support hits the hull. Some foam to raise the height either side of the cradle should eliminate that.