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Most effective way to haul a canoe or kayak (no trailer)

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Outsider, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Jul 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM
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    LMBHNGR

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    Here's the one I use (when I had my Chevy) for hauling around my canoe rig. I don't see these with the goal post sides being sold anymore but they are AWESOME!


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  2. Apr 15, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    Low and slow.. chopped up on 35s
    I have the cheap trac rack that I cut down... It hauls 2 kayaks fine. A 16 foot canoe good. And a smallish jon boat pretty good too..
     
  3. Apr 10, 2016 at 6:10 AM
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    I use a Harbor Freight Truck Bed Extender to transport my 11.5' FeelFree Lure. Super stable, and way easier than trying to load the boat to the roof of my cap. This worked great at highway speeds for the 45 min ride home after I bought it.
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  4. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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    People mount rooftop tents on the cab of double cab tacomas, so the cab can support the weight (at rest) of probably over half the weight of the tent and its occupants. A Prinsu or other comparable heavy duty rack could probably support more weight and do more than the oem Toyota rack, but here it is happily supporting the 140 lbs or so of my sailing canoe.

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  5. May 13, 2016 at 7:59 AM
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    Never did post a pic with both boats on the goal post............

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    Great for those trips long or short when not needing to bring any more toys or camping gear.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2016 at 6:17 AM
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    I carry mine on a set of Yakima racks on the shell. Sitting this way, I can also tow my teardrop.

    A word of warning - be careful when lifting the stern of the kayak when on the racks. I put a couple of dents in the cab roof by lifting the kayak too high and putting the bow handle into the roof. :(

    As a remedy, I am selling this shell and getting a taller one.

    I could have also put taller racks on the roof...

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  7. Jan 26, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    i built a pvc rack to put them on their sides, and tie them down well.
    kinda tough now with the cap.

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  8. Jan 28, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    1 canoe and 2 kayaks, DCSB. Fits 3 kayaks for a day trip, but not much room for gear then.

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  10. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    I drive 203 SB and put my wavewalk kayak in the bed, with straps to hold it in place and a red flag on the end - I live in the burbs. Easy on easy off. I also put pontoon boats in the bed, I can carry at least 3, stacked on each other.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    what about racks on the teardrop? or the simple foam block/strap method?...........................a shell is a terrible thing to waste, lol.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2017 at 4:34 AM
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    The teardrop racks aren't very far apart. This kayak is 12+ feet long (and 150 lbs.), and I want the supporting racks spaced as far apart as possible.
     
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