Malone Clipper Deluxe Canoe and Kayak Cart
This is a great cart that fit with all my kayaks! Sit on top or sit in side. With the straps it is a breeze to tie down and tow the yak from the car to the launch. Light weight but heavy duty.
November 24, 2012
Try before you buy...
Usually I am very pleased with the stuff I buy from Dicks! But on a scale of 1-10, I would rate this as a 1. I do not have much natural mechanical apptitude, but I could out engineer this unit in two hours of contemplation. I wonder who did the field testing...someone taking a canoe around the parking lot of the manufacturing plant? If that is all you want to do, go ahead and get this cheaply made aluminum tubing with some rubber on it and some plastic wheels. The V collapses when you hit something...unless if you put the kickstand down...and even then it still does. There is no mechanism to keep it from collapsing, like the simple ones used to keep a card (or banquet)table closed. The wheels are too small to get over much. There is nothing on the tubular frame to attach the straps that go around your canoe...you have to guess to put them somewhere on the frame. You have to put the frame on the front end of the canoe as you are moving it, because if you put in the rear half, and you hit a bump the strap will slip off the narrower part of the canoe. So that makes it hard to manuever...very hard to turn...except in the parking lot...I am taking this unit back...maybe it works better for kayaks...I did not test that...
June 24, 2012