wheels for long sandy beaches

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by blueswallow, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. blueswallow

    blueswallow Paddler

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    Does anyone have experience using the C-Tug puncture proof wheels for long sandy beaches - I would think most wheels would sink in too much, but I heard the c-tug ones might work, and help save a long carry

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    Kathy
     
  2. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    Re: wheels for lang sandy beaches

    No experience with the C-Tug, but a larger wheel width or diameter will give a larger footprint over soft sand in comparison to wheels that are smaller. I also remember robin praising wheeleze carts for this purpose because of their large (inflatable) wheels. It just makes sense if that is a desired function.

    While I question the ctug usability over rough terrain (because of the single strap and low stature), their expandable wheels look quite interesting:
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  3. Peter-CKM

    Peter-CKM Paddler

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    When I think of sandy carries, the Wheeleez inflatable tires come to mind. A friend has and loves it. I have one on order and look forward to seeing how well it works. Won't fit in my hatches, unfortunately.
     
  4. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    that's kinda what's intriquing about the ctug takeapart wheels approach. I wonder if for other even narrower hardwheel carts (that DO fit in hatches), if one could make/design a hard plastic 'wrap' that would fit/snap around the perimeter of std 6" or 8" hard wheels as easy as a set of snow chains but on a much smaller scale.

    As they would also laid out fairly flat, it'd stow (sorta like chains - that I carry wherever I go - saved my butt 2x last year in mud) - and you'd only need it in few circumstances.
     
  5. JimmEh

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    I have a c-tug with the inflatable wheels. they sink into sand and make towing harder. those other wheels look like they would stay on top nice