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Boat hauling set-up

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by hardtaco, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Feb 6, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    hardtaco

    hardtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's my boat hauling set-up. What's everyone else doing for hauling paddle-sport watercraft?

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  2. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    not bad...Could have just opened up the window for the same effect thou..lol jk

    My watercraft is on a trailer..hehe
     
  3. Feb 6, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    hardtaco

    hardtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I actually used to transport this boat in the bed (it's 14.5'), using a bed extender. It still stuck out past the extender pretty far. I had too many close calls and it was just going to be a matter of time before some gray haired down here creamed my $1100 boat. I ordered a Yakima Half-Pack system, for the roof of the truck, and modified my Harbor Freight bed extender to extend up, instead of out. Really liking the set-up now. I have the bed available for all my fishing / paddling gear now.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    nermalgod

    nermalgod Well-Known Member

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    Native Ultimate's should really be carried upside down. They ride much better and you don't risk damaging the hull. Just think if you left your boat out overnight, it rained, and now you have several hundred pounds of water in it. Bad times. Take the seats out and treat it like a canoe.
     
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