Has anyone tried Exposed Racks?

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I got that for kayaks. I dont know if youll need that for surf boards. I needed the center and offset for my configuration, because I got the bars that con go on hardtop and without hardtop.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I asked them a while back about using it without the hardtop and they said you need the window trim pieces that are used for the soft top. Does yours work naked without the trim because I’d love to find a solution that didn’t involve padding my windshield and back bar every time.
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I asked them a while back about using it without the hardtop and they said you need the window trim pieces that are used for the soft top. Does yours work naked without the trim because I’d love to find a solution that didn’t involve padding my windshield and back bar every time.
You are right. I didn't know this. I never tried installing them with the top off. Oh well.
 

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I asked them a while back about using it without the hardtop and they said you need the window trim pieces that are used for the soft top. Does yours work naked without the trim because I’d love to find a solution that didn’t involve padding my windshield and back bar every time.
(215) 310-1917 I'd call them. Easier that way. :)
 

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Looks great! What length/weight are your kayaks? I have a two door and two hobie compass fishing kayaks I'm hoping to transport with these racks. They're 12ft long, 34" wide, and about 75 lbs each.

Approx how big are your yaks?

Are you able to mount the front bar on the freedom panels for a little more spread?

Click in with kayak accesories and 2 kayaks. this is a really nice roof rack.

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Does anyone know of a fishing rod holder that could be attached to the vertical click-in bars? so that the rods are stacked vertically, taking up minimal real estate on the crossbar?
 

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Looks great! What length/weight are your kayaks? I have a two door and two hobie compass fishing kayaks I'm hoping to transport with these racks. They're 12ft long, 34" wide, and about 75 lbs each.

Approx how big are your yaks?

Are you able to mount the front bar on the freedom panels for a little more spread?
Yes you can mount the bar on the freedom panels for a little more spread. I know a lot of people do this when they carry long kayaks, but it is unnecessary and actually not the right way to do it unless you use 3 bars. 28 to 32inch spread between bars is the ticket, looks short, but that is really what it should be, with the widest part of the kayak in between the bars. Mine are at 30inches I believe.

My Prowler 13 fishing kayak is almost 14 feet, really long. But only weighs about 56 lbs I believe. Hobies are a bit heavier but you shouldn't have any issues carrying those.

The other kayak is recreational, small, I think 11 feet long maybe?.
 

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Does anyone know of a fishing rod holder that could be attached to the vertical click-in bars? so that the rods are stacked vertically, taking up minimal real estate on the crossbar?
they sell an accessory to do this. I need to buy it.
 
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