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Predator PDL cart help please!!

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I have the predator PDL and need a new cart.   I was using a scupper mount cart that was given to me but that broke.  

 

Im leaning away from the scupper mount cart because I heard it could cause damage.   

 

What are you guys using?   Ive read good things about the c-tug.  I don’t want to drill holes in the kayak.   Thinking strap and go.  

 

Thanks in advance 

dan

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There are several photos/comments around the Internet regarding PDLs and Boonedox Landing Gear installations. Take a look at these for your very best alternative.

 

Not cheap, but if you can imagine pulling up to a ramp, PDL in a truck bed, then dropping two legs/wheels, and rolling directly into the water, you get an idea of what a time and "back" saver this is. 

 

I have this on a Native Propel 10 and it is great.

 

Brad

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2nd the Boodedox as it's what I also went with on my Slayer 10. Pricey, but worth it if you can swing it. I got mine from ACK when they sent me a 20% off coupon code. 

 

Maybe check out ACK's offerings and sign up for their email newsletter and they'll send you a 15% single item coupon code to save a few bucks.

 

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12 hours ago, wasabi_VA said:

Just got my C-Tug. it’s freaking awesome. 

For a non-permanent sort of cart, this'd be my choice. And, it is especially nice that the cart comes apart for easy storage. So, if you are on a river and camping out, you can disassemble it, store it in a decent sized hatch on most kayaks.

 

If you get one, there's a "trick" for slipping your C-Tug under a large kayak and fastening it tightly with the least fuss.

 

Brad

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i have a C Tug that i use on my ATAK 140 and it does great.

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C-tug here.  Works great!

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23 hours ago, flyfisher said:

i have a C Tug that i use on my ATAK 140 and it does great.

1) You set your kayak stern at 6:00 on an imaginary clock face, then the bow end at 12:00.

 

2) Once you know where you want the C-Tug to be placed under your hull, and you'll develop a preference for this, you set it off to the side a few feet at around that position, say 8:00 on the imaginary clock face, and you "aim" it at 12:00. Go ahead and splay out your C-Tug straps to each side.

 

3) You then lift your kayak up from its stern end and place or swing it over the C-Tug. The C-Tug has a little kickstand to hold it in place while you position your kayak on it.

 

4) Once your kayak is "over" your wheels, snug up your straps.

 

This is endlessly easier than lifting a kayak with one hand and trying to push a C-Tug under it with any accuracy. Or, to have to empty a kayak and turn it on its side to attach something that way.

 

A few practice sessions and you'll master the technique. Works great. Saw it on YouTube.

 

Cheers!  Brad

23 hours ago, Deeare said:

Thanks for the replies everyone!!   I ordered a ctug. 

 

@Brad Reid   What’s the secret???   Do tell!!   Extra straps needed?

Oops! It appears I attached my response to the wrong post. You'll see it down below!

 

Brad

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Dick's Sporting Goods sells the C-Tug and they frequently have a $20 off $100 deal going on their website. I used that and another coupon I had to get mine for $30 off, which I think make sit a great deal. They actually just have it drop shipped from yakgear or somebody like that.

 

It really does assemble/disassemble in moments and stores easily in the front hatch of most kayaks. The wheels do not fit in my 8" front hatch but they secure easily to my milk crate in the back.

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I also use the Boonedox, a must on my heavy yak and I absolutely love it. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about it. You do need to drill four bolt holes in the hull, but the mounting system uses backing plates (at least on my version, may vary with models?) and is designed with stress on the hull taken into account.

 

(edit - just saw you got a C-tug. Looks great, and still small/light enough that you can take it on board if you want to save a trip back to the vehicle)

 

 

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