The C-Tug trolley Makes Getting to the Water Less of a Back Breaker [Kayak Trolley]

Sunday, 12 September 2010

C-TUG Trolley

I recently found out about the C-Tug kayak trolley system. I have never used the product and it looks like a very promising idea. Except for an alloy axel, it’s completely made of plastic so there are no parts to rust in salt water. Besides the all plastic design, the key feature for me is the fact that it can actually be broken down and stored in a hatch while you go on your paddle. Over the years I have seen several great looking trolleys but they either don’t break down at all or their broken down state is still so big that you need to strap it to the top of your kayak to carry it with you. To me that’s a serious design flaw.

The C-Tug website says that it has a lifetime warranty against defects but the following statement caught my eye and brought a smile to my face:

[blockquote]“The C-TUG is designed for the movement of watercraft. It is not designed for the movement of people either directly on the trolley or in or on watercraft or other objects placed on the trolley.”[/blockquote]I can just imagine they type of person who tried to put a claim in because they carried their mother in a kayak down to the beach. “Really, I was rolling it along the boardwalk when the wheel just fell off! Right there boom, it broke…”

Anyways, does anybody have any experience with it?

What do you use to get your boat from car roof to the water’s edge? For me, I usually find a friend to grab the other end but for solo paddles, I’m usually too scared to ask for help so I end up breaking my back. You might ask why I don't just ask that guy walking past. You know...stranger danger...need I say more?

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David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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