Got up and dressed, PA on front lawn on it's wheels, waders on, layers on, coffee in hand....time to walk the 1/4 mile down hill to the water; here's what happened then;
First and foremost, it became painfully obvious that:
-The Pro Angler is a tank....literally
the little inflatable wheels on the new cart are next to useless unless you are moving the kayak across a hard pack sandy beach or around your garage, it sits too low. Who was the genius that thought those up? Now I see why the cart isn't included with the PA, it's useless...with those wheels at least!
-The wheels are far back, causing most of the weight to be carried Looks like the wheels might fit in the front scupper holes which might balance the yak more and the rear handle looks more comfortable anyway
-The walk back up the hill made me aware of one thing; Pray to God, Mary, and the wee baby Jesus that wherever you are fishing, you can slide the yak off your rack into the water, this is definitely not an overland kayak, unless the big hard wheels are better (which I suspect).
Once in the water:
-It's a whole different ballgame
So, park closer to the water and be happier all the time... I know I am with Hobie... Good Luck
-It is SUPER stable!
-turns on it's axis
-is incredibly fast, surprisingly so!
-makes everything else fade away like the shoreline in the distance
End of the day, I wouldn't want to have to drag this thing much further than I did today, definitely
not off road with these wheels, however once on the water I can't imagine a better fishing machine! Love It!!! Can't wait to go fishing in it!
I('ll post pics once I have time to figure it out!