Berkley Fishing Cart
Like the concept, poor quality control
In the store product appeared sturdy and a good concept, so I bought it. While assembling at home the frame of the cart was obviously bent. Appeared to come from factory this way because the locking clip hole was drilled at an angle so the locking pin would catch when side rail unfolded. As it unfolded the rail should be at a 90 degree angle to the frame however it is at an 80 degree angle. Poor quality control especially for price paid. Buyer beware. Packaged in box well and is difficult to look at product in the store without making a mess.
August 10, 2014
This fishing cart is almost right. It is high quality, easy to assemble, and has plenty of capacity in terms of volume and weight bearing capacity. However it does have one shortcoming, which can be fixed at home by a handyman, but which is an astounding design oversight by a company of Berkley's experience. The rod holders are too short to accommodate any handle but those of the smallest lake rods or traditional plug casting rods. They are not suitable (way too short) for surf rods or even long handled spin casting rods. Berkley should redesign this feature to accommodate longer-handled rods by offering longer rod holders or, better yet, surf sticks which might be easily slipped off the cart and plugged in the sand or just used for transportation.
January 3, 2014
This is my first surf cart so take from this what you will. The cart is well built and easy to set up and stow. I bought this cart because I do not have alot of garage space and I don't own a truck to handle a conventional aluminum cart. When completely folded, it stands straight up and takes little room. It also easliy fits in the trunk of my Accord. Clean up is a breeze with the cloth liner. The tires had a pretty strong odor, almost a plastic smell, right out of the box but that is dissipating. Overall, it is a great product and am very impressed. Enjoy
March 19, 2014