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Making the C-Tug Cart TI friendly.
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Author:  tcul [ Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Making the C-Tug Cart TI friendly.

Hello all,

I am thinking of getting two C-tugs to launch and store my TI. Strap one far forward and one far aft. No cradles. One just fore, and one just aft of the grooves in the bottom of the hull. Adjusting the pads to "V" shape if necessary. Hoping that won't WARP the hull bottom.

My TI is kept just feet from the water in a compacted gravel lot. Just have to pull/push it over a small berm to the water which is protected and just inches to a knee deep. Ive been using a single hobie scupper cart with balloon wheels. It's a pain turning over the TI to insert/remove the cart. I have to assemble the amas/akas in the water. Ever try tipping a TI on its side with amas attached? Not easing. Just want to store, launch. retrieve, store fulling assemble (less mast) TI.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Author:  stringy [ Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Making the C-Tug Cart TI friendly.

Hi tcul,
The flat pads on the C-tug will cause hull distortion, especially if you are permanently storing the TI on them. I wouldn't recommend it.
Adding cradles helps and you could probably store a TI on two cradled C-tugs but you would need to add bow, stern and AMA supports. The trick with permanent storage on any cradle is even support over the entire hull length/width.
Re tipping the TI on it's side- before I started using dolly carts I used a scupper cart and I found the method detailed in this video to be the easiest:

Author:  tcul [ Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Making the C-Tug Cart TI friendly.

Thanks Stringy.

I've been storing the TI for two years now on two frames made of 2x4"s about 4 inches high with two long 8' PVC tubes along the grooves (as suggested by kayak bob). I place the frames just fore and aft of the mirage drive holes. No hull distortion. So I could probably just replace the wood frames with two C-tugs, keeping tubes underneath the hull.


Author:  stringy [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Making the C-Tug Cart TI friendly.

Now that’s a use I bet C-Tug never envisaged! Very clever domer! 8)
The one area of criticism I have with the C-Tug is with the plastic on plastic hub/axle.
It should be a stainless sleeve on both as any sand in the hub does cause wear.
It’s a mod I’ve thought about but not acted on as I’m only wheeling short distances, but it would not be too difficult to sleeve both hub and axle if you find premature wear.

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