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  Posted by: jackl on Jun-06-13 6:44 AM (EST)
 

yes the canoe portage carts are great.
Make sure to get one that goes under the center of the canoe. The rear ones are useless, and will pull off during a rugged rocky portage.
If you are doing smooth portages, the ones with small wheels are fine, but if there is logs and rocks to go over the ones with larger 15" wheels are much better.
If you are handy, you can make one.
I bought an old baby jogger($12) at a thrift store. I stripped all the junk off it, and cut the front wheel off. Then I added an aluminum tube across where I had cut the wheel off. I added some padding with pool noodles slightly curved to conform with the canoe hull. It folds in half an lies right in the middle of the canoe.
I have used it in three Adirondack 90 milers, and the portages don't get any tougher then the ones in it.

Jack L

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