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Canoe Roof Rack

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dtc1nick, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Jul 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    dtc1nick

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    I just bought a 17ft Old Town Canoe and I have no roof rack.
    I was told I need to buy roof rack and the towers for the bed of the truck.
    Is this true?
    Also what manufacture is better Yakima, Thule or any other brands that could be cheaper?

    thanks!
     
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    I wonder if a search for canoe or kayak would turn up any relevant threads on this subject.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/search/4421692/?q=Canoe&t=post&o=date&g=1&c[node]=186
     
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    IMG_4751.jpg I carried my 17' kayak from upstate NY to South Carolina with no issues. I'm bringing my 17' canoe down in August in the same manner. I'm eventually going to get a roof rack and a top cap with a rack on that as well. You'll be fine with it on your roof. Just don't over tighten it
     
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    Welcome
     
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    I've carried canoes in pretty severe winds and at high speeds on big highways and I would never use foam blocks on a bare roof. Never. I have used them for moving a canoe down to a lake on a trail at like 2mph with no problem, though. Good luck with that. If it comes off the lawyers call that complicit negligence.
     
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