Are you an experienced kayaker or beginner keen to test your paddling skills more often? Save your energy for the water and make trips to the lake or river a breeze with the help of a kayak trolley. These handy carriers let you transport kayaks from the car roof to the shore and back without the heavy lifting, so you'll be free to pursue your favourite hobby alone or with friends whenever you feel like it. What do you need to know about kayak trolleys before you buy? The majority of these devices are made from heavy duty aluminium and can handle weight of up to 100kg, while the lightweight and compact construction (approximately 3kg) allows for easy manoeuvring and storage. Packing sizes vary, but as a general rule the dimensions are between 60-67cm x 35-37cm x 15cm.
You may want to buy a kayak trolley with as many of these optional features as possible: U-shaped kickstand for enhanced stability and easier loading; collapsible design for simple storage; adjustable arms to fit a wide range of kayaks, canoes , skis, wakeboards ; extra long cam-buckle straps; detachable inflated rubber wheels; and high density foam bumpers to protect your watercraft. Some kayak carts and boat trolleys have arms that fit securely into the watercraft's scupper holes to hold it in place when moving over bumpy ground, whereas other models only allow for the kayak to be rested on top and tied down with straps.
Think about which features are the most important for you when weighing up the pros and cons of various models. If you would like to buy a kayak anchor trolley from a recognised watercraft and accessories brand, look for models made by Blackhawk, C-TUG and Budtrol. Finally, check to see if the item you want to buy comes packaged with a tie down strap and user manual.