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Old 04-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hobie's newest cart

$219.99 in stock!

Higher Capacity (242 lbs vs 176)
Larger Wheels (30 cm vs 24)
Wider Axel (33” vs 29)

Shown, compared to the original Trax 2

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Didnt team sewer thought about this already
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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I dont care who thought about it first - I need it!

Dragging my PA14 through the sand on a standard cart is a workout and a half!

I'm getting too old for that...
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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How are you supposed to load the kayak without turning it on it's side?
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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How are you supposed to load the kayak without turning it on it's side?
Bigger question is, How do you take it off your kayak thats loaded with gear with spilling everything?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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One person can remove the cart easily without tipping it to the side, just lift it from the stern and the cart will drop out. To put the cart on with out tipping it to the side you need 2 people.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
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I thought it wasn't good to use the ones that fit in the scuppers?

I like the wheels tho.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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looks nice, wish it was cheaper
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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I thought it wasn't good to use the ones that fit in the scuppers?

I like the wheels tho.
I had read that people were making scupper hole wheel carts and using them on fully loaded non-Hobie kayaks, like the Malibus.. and there is a known weak area at the scupper hole sites that can crack and leak. The Hobies, are thicker reinforced plastic around the scupper holes, and are designed to accommodate the Hobie scupper wheel carts. The Hobies are fine with the scupper carts.

There are lots of posts on this topic on the Hobie Forums.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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I thought it wasn't good to use the ones that fit in the scuppers?
Tim, Hobie has a sleeve insert that reinforces the scuppers, they also have a pair of post clamps on the cart that supports the weight on the bottom of the kayak.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
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is it possible to buy just the frame? i already have the wheels.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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I would guess that you have a Wheeleez Beach cart that has the same tires but not the same wheel. Your wheel goes on a thicker aluminum axle with a hole and a (cotter pin) this cart has a smaller diameter stainless axle and the wheel is held on with a snap ring and a groove in the axle.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:00 PM   #13
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Tim, Hobie has a sleeve insert that reinforces the scuppers, they also have a pair of post clamps on the cart that supports the weight on the bottom of the kayak.
Can you show a picture of the post clamps?And how they work.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #14
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this shows em, an allen wrench tightens them where you want them

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pics.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:06 AM   #16
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Tim, Hobie has a sleeve insert that reinforces the scuppers, they also have a pair of post clamps on the cart that supports the weight on the bottom of the kayak.
Cool, I'll check O-side for that cart. Thanks. Those look almost big enough to rig to a bicycle.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:37 AM   #17
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I was never able to get the post clamps tight enough to support my fully-loaded Prangler 14. So I cut two pieces of PVC that just fit over the cart tubes - and then two more pieces of PVC that just fit over the first ones, making them twice as thick. I put them on under the post clamps, so the PVC rests on the axle and supports the clamps. I carefully measured the cart posts so that with the PVC spacers installed I still had room to insert the keeper pin into the post top.

Other folks have simply replaced the post clamps with a tennis ball, but that may or may not allow you to still use the keeper pin.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #18
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I was never able to get the post clamps tight enough to support my fully-loaded Prangler 14. So I cut two pieces of PVC that just fit over the cart tubes - and then two more pieces of PVC that just fit over the first ones, making them twice as thick. I put them on under the post clamps, so the PVC rests on the axle and supports the clamps. I carefully measured the cart posts so that with the PVC spacers installed I still had room to insert the keeper pin into the post top.

Other folks have simply replaced the post clamps with a tennis ball, but that may or may not allow you to still use the keeper pin.
I am so visual..Can you post some pictures? thanks!
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Ewe bencha.

This view is looking with the cart "upside down" (from the wheel side) at the two PVC sleeves. Note how one fits inside the other and both sit on the axle with the post clamp above.

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Ewe bencha.

This view is looking with the cart "upside down" (from the wheel side) at the two PVC sleeves. Note how one fits inside the other and both sit on the axle with the post clamp above.

great idea, thanks!
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