Options for carrying a canoe/kayak

  1. ashleylynn1220

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    Could you please tell us what this set up is?
     
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    Yakima raingutter rack with Yakima sweetroll kayak mounts/saddles. https://www.yakima.com/sweetroll
     
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    Yakima raingutter rack with Yakima sweetroll kayak mounts/saddles. https://www.yakima.com/sweetroll
     
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    #109 Jan 10, 2019
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    Great thanks! How do you like the set up so far? Just curious how you got two kayaks up there with the sweet rolls...it's saying a min of 24" between brackets so wondering if both of my kayaks will fit up there...mine are 29.5" wide. So I'm guessing both of mine might not fit since the crossbars themselves are usually 60". I am thinking of going with the Thule Aeroblades instead of the Yakima raingutter rack that you used.
     
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    I like the setup a lot. Mine are 31” wide. They are snug but fit nicely. There isn’t much play on the outside of the mounts, with the cross bar, but enough that I have never had any issues. I have driven at freeway speeds and all was well. The tie downs cinch in really tight so the kayaks don’t get loose. I have door steps that help me get high enough to secure everything. The only drawback is the noise from the rack, especially when the kayaks aren’t mounted.
     
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    I got the max 3 with long pioneer rack, I discovered that the Malone Downloader kayak rack fit perfectly and very low profile, I got some 8mm slot nuts and put 2" 8mm bolts into top of Malones with washer under bolt head, the rack needed a tiny bit of filing on one of the end pieces so it didn't hit the rack when opening/closing, but it works perfect. the Malones are mounted in slot of the first full width slat on each side of the rack for two kayaks. I use the Malone loaders to easily get the kayaks up onto the rack and back down.
     
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    Has anyone tried the https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Cargo-Carrier/Yakima/Y01149-1150.html long arm?

    I have 2 Vibe kayaks at 50lbs each/ 100 lbs together and I only transport them with roof off. I was thinking to place them on the Yakima longarm and then with a foam pad on the middle roll bar. Would this be ok? I only travel about 10 miles down the road 55 mph max. Thanks.
     
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    I used to just drop the top on my TJ and ratchet strap the kayak(s) down to the roll cage. But I guess that’s not an option with the hard top. Also I wasn’t driving very far, maybe 20 miles max.
     
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    This is what i use with my JK rhino rack backbone system with 2 bar and a rhino rack t bar and a hitch extension 12" work perfectly.

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    Did you ever have any issues with hauling two kayaks?
     
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    Anybody make an eyelet or something that replaces the front toe hooks, so I can tie a strap to it?

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    Hey guys, traded in my coupe for a Wrangler JLU a few months ago and looking forward to getting out on the water soon. Last year I just used foam bars and ratchet straps that I picked up when I bought my kayak and it worked fine for short trips.

    I've been looking at picking up this rack (https://www.extremeterrain.com/rhino-rack-vortex-sg-2-bar-roof-rack-black-0717.html) and then just pop the kayak on top of that using the same foam and straps. I want to avoid scratching the top as much as possible. Could something like that work for a 10' kayak that is 44lbs?

    Also does anyone have experience with using something like this to load (https://www.amazon.com/Seattle-Sports-Sherpak-Boat-Roller/dp/B009PAAI5I?th=1&psc=1). It seems like it maybe works with trucks that aren't as boxy, but could maybe do the trick. I'd like to be able to get it on an off myself and I am only 5'4".

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    Is there a reason you tied the canoe off through the door jams vs the rack? Im still awaiting my Gobi arrival trying to figure out best mounting options.
     
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