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Old 09-22-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Question Canoe Carts

I'm looking for any advice on canoe carts. I ready to purchase one. I'm looking for something that is rugged so it can take a beating and handle heavy loads. I'm willing to spend more money to get a quality product. I've been searching on-line to find there are numerous choices - many of which seem very similar. Is there a cart out there that is clearly better than the rest? Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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I'm looking for any advice on canoe carts. I ready to purchase one. I'm looking for something that is rugged so it can take a beating and handle heavy loads. I'm willing to spend more money to get a quality product. I've been searching on-line to find there are numerous choices - many of which seem very similar. Is there a cart out there that is clearly better than the rest? Thanks.
IMHO- there is only one. I will say I immediately made some improvements so the upper tubes don't collapse, and the wheel races were shipped loose. SO I'd repack and adjust those- take it to a bike shop if you don't know how. There is a trick of not overtightening them- in fact the race is not tightened at all, but screwed in till just perfect- no looser or tighter than that, then an opposing nut keeps it in place - but the frame and wheels will take everything you roll them over, forever, with too much weight... I can attest to that.


http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABEL...0DaQ&gclsrc=ds
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:16 PM   #3
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I was all set to chide Ritchie for his humble opinion, after all, the one I use is clearly the best. However, I clicked his link and, well..., he might be right.

http://www.davisnet.com/product/whee...xtra-capacity/

That's the one I use, however it seems to be discontinued. I like the skinny wheels on the one Ritchie posted better for going over roots and rocks. I would be curious to see if it handles mud and sand as well as the balloon tires on mine though.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:29 PM   #4
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Also, for the record, I have one similar to the aluminum version shown in the Cabela's link and I would not recommend it. It puts the canoe too low and you end up stooping over too much while pulling.
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:06 PM   #5
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Talk about luck! I had never seen the type of cart that Ritchie posted but after checking it out I was lusting mightily. However, with 2 carts already in my possession I couldn't justify spending the money.
Last week, look what showed up at my church rummage sale for $10! I'm a lucky man
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:48 PM   #6
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I'm a little late for this thread but I'm looking for a canoe cart. I want to ask which tires are better (easier to use ), the thin inflatable tires or the smaller tires either solid or inflatable ones.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:07 AM   #7
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The cart pictured is a great choice. Solid tires , so no flats. But, PLEASE support small privately owned businesses not mailorder. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company will match Cabelas or any other mail order/ internet company, and its LOCAL
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:02 PM   #8
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What I like best about that cart shown (formerly called the "Canadian walker") is that it does not have a straight through axle. if you use on very rough trails with many roots, logs, or rocks to go over, the types of carts with a solid through axle will get hung up and be very frustrating to use. I have a couple of those carts, but the wheels are air filled not solid.
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