I have been trying to take decent care of my kayak and avoid scratching it, but so far the kayak has fell off of the dolly about 3 times this season. Usually it happens right after a turn or when I’m close to the water it just falls off just before I get there. Perhaps I am not mounting it properly or I don’t have the right equipment.
Actually, I found a picture from last weekend where I had the dolly mounted and tied in two places to the kayak. It did not fall off this time, but I did the same thing just this past Saturday and it still fell right off after I did a u-turn. Are my expectations too high? Is there a better piece of equipment I could purchase to prevent this from happening? I was thinking maybe if I got a dolly that had a foam pad instead of rubber that it might possibly stay on better (I’d think the foam pad would have more traction). I’m really not sure at this point.
Any advice is appreciated. How do you all keep yours from falling off? I’m thinking I’ll just have to be very careful and instead just push (dolly in front) going forward until I can find another way. I suppose if I avoid u-turns and instead push instead of pull, it’d also be a lot less likely to slide off. I am open to buying something that works better.