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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:48 am 
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NEW Hobie® Fold and Stow Cart

Hobie® believes you should be able to take your wheels with you wherever you go, despite the amount of gear you’re storing on deck. This is why we’ve designed the lightweight, collapsible Fold and Stow Cart.

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This cart weighs in at just over 5 pounds and is designed to make transporting your kayak easy. The removable wheels function well on firm surfaces such as pavement or hard-packed sand and dirt. Additionally, the cart frame quickly breaks down to stow inside the bow of any of our rigid-hull kayaks equipped with a large front cargo hatch (not designed to fit Twist and Seal hatches). Simply wheel your kayak down to the water, break the cart down and stow it away. Eliminate trips back and forth to the vehicle! At the end of the day, the cart reassembles in a matter of seconds and is ready to roll.

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Fold and Stow Cart Specs:

• Quick release ball-lock retainer to hold the cart into the scuppers of your kayak
• 2 removable wheels
• Collapsible frame
• Retaining bungee to hold the cart frame in the collapsed position
• Cart carrying bag
• Load rating of 175 lbs. suites most models’ fully rigged weight


80047001 HOBIE CART, FOLD AND STOW $179.00 (USD / 11-2016)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:23 pm 
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What a great idea!

One question: do they float like the other carts?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:26 pm 
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This looks light-weight and easy. Can be easily folded into the trunk of the car or anywhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:42 pm 
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Minimal buoyancy. The frame would sink by itself.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:09 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Minimal buoyancy. The frame would sink by itself.

:) %Lb is really good. I am using the one which is 7lb.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:52 am 
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What is the ballpark cost for this new cart? And if it does not float well (a big disappointment since I sometimes attach my carts while the kayak is in murky knee-deep water), might one attach a pool noodle to the cross bar?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 am 
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I am told it floats with the wheels on.

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80047001 HOBIE CART, FOLD AND STOW $179.00 (USD / 11-2016)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:50 am 
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So this cart floats much like the other carts (via the wheels). Thanks! Am seriously thinking about this product. I'd sure like to easily stow my wheels in the hull instead of sticking them upright in the rear scupper holes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Seems like if people are worried about it sinking a piece of pool noodle on the axle would make it float.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:24 pm 
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The assembled carts float just fine -- there is no issue. If you take the wheels off, don't expect the metal frame to float! the cart breaks down into 3 pieces (2 wheels and frame) and fits in the front hatch easily (cart legs "fold" as shown above). There is no reason to drop the frame in the water, but if you do, I suppose you could just reach down and take it back out (remember, you're just standing at the water's edge in about knee deep water)!

Here's a tip: When putting the cart on in the water, I do it with just one wheel attached, making it easy to control the rotation and angle of the cart. Once in and locked, it's easy to snap the other wheel on. The cart is sturdy and works well! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:04 am 
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Where is the wheel bearing surface on that?.

ie hopefully it is not on thetube frame itself as per those sea to summit ones that eventually grind through the aluminium tube. Especially if you rest it on the sand minus the wheel and get sand on it

It looks like an excellent idea especially for adventure/revo 16 owners who often under use front hatch.

Also how is its soft sand capability compared to the old pneumatic HD type wheels? (not the beach wheels)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:24 am 
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Saving weight and/or space is always a good solution. As long as it holds up well over time, similar to heavy duty cart, then it's a better alternative (over heavy duty scupper cart) for all the Hobie kayaks except the TI and PA's over max capacity.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Is you can make one of these with the 30cm balloon wheels (as in the Trax2-30), I'll have one in a flash.

Assuming it will be durable enough to handle a fully loaded A.I. being hauled over 400m of road, track and sand.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:23 pm 
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I picked one up a few weeks ago. Looking forward to testing it out.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:39 am 
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I have the fold and stow cart. I like that it is light and compact. Wish there was another fold and stow cart with the balloon tires for sand.

I have 1 issue with it. I noticed a screw and nut was missing in the wheel. The screw and nut holds a black piece that supports the axle. I am not sure how the screw and nut could come loose. I hope Hobie has the screws and nuts available.

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