After following Rookie’s discussion on kayak carts I also ended up getting a Suspenz SD airless cart for use with my canoes. I used it today for the first time and I’m totally happy with it. The center balance design is much much nicer for longer distances than the cart I was using with wheels towards the stern of the boat since that left significant weight in your hand. The 16 inch diameter wheels were awesome in the tall grass and bumpy 2 track that is the main place I’ll use the cart. Now I just hope the (made in China) cart will keep working as well as it did today for a long time.
Here’s the cart down by the river on it’s kickstand. It’s super steady on the kickstand which makes it easy to load. I’m using two 1.5 inch NRS straps. With this cart it does take any time at all to get two straps on it.
Here it is with all my junk in it. I’m using small pieces of clear vinyl tubing on the gunnels to help the straps grip the boat.
Here’s a view of the path back from the river, the line of trees in the background is about halfway back to the car.
So thank you Rookie for blazing the trail on this one! My paddling partner seems pretty pleased as well.