Submitted: 07-08-2003 by Dennis Rank
This carts works very well for our double ocean rowing shell (about 120 lb. fully rigged) -- it's easy to get the boat on and off, easy rolling on smooth surfaces, etc.
However, the wheels don't have bearings. Their inner shell rotates directly on the aluminum strut (which acts like an axle) of the dolly. Over time, the wheel wears through the strut, and the dolly is ruined. (You can't buy a replacement strut.) This happened to ours after about 220 launches off a sandy beach (The sand greatly increases the wear. If you launch off a rocky beach, you'll probably get much longer life.)