A small, lightweight trolley such as the Caddy or Big Caddy, will make transporting your kayak a breeze, so here’s everything you need to know to get started with yours ...
The caddy trolley will fold up, is extremely lightweight, and the wheels very easy to take off and put back on - so it’s easy to store in your car, or even in the hatch of your boat. The tyres are inflatable, and have a schraeder (car tyre type) valve, so make sure they’ve got a bit of air in.
No tools required – assemble or pack away in a flash
The nearer you place the trolley to the centre balance point of the kayak, the less weight you’ll have to lift, however putting it right in the middle may mean the tail drags on the floor when you pull it. You’ll have to experiment to find your ideal position, and the positioning of a keel, or ridges under the kayak’s hull may also affect where the trolley sits best.
Load any extra weight over or near to the trolley position, to minimise how much you’ll need to lift, however be careful not to overload the trolley. Remember it's a lightweight transportation aid not a wheelbarrow!
A middle placement is easier to lift, the rear placement is easier to drive.
To load your kayak onto the trolley, it’s easiest to park the trolley next to the kayak, and then lift the rear end onto it. To make this easier the caddy comes with a kick stand so it stays upright without a kayak loaded on.