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by pbb76
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie... transporting!

Oh, and the reason for not getting j bars is simply the because of their shape, when upside down, sit on kayaks tend to sit fairly flat just on roof bars. As soon as you put them on J Bars they then sit up in the airflow, especially with cross winds. Also, no point spending money on them when you d...
by pbb76
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie... transporting!

Thanks for the last couple of posts, most helpful again!!

I'll have a look into these :)
by pbb76
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie... transporting!

Probably, except the Exodus mounts aren't Thule. They look ok though. Pop into your local Halfords and check out what they have, and see what Thule fitting kit will fit with the bars. My personal pref is as noted - I always use the appropriate Thule fitting kit for whatever car I have. As an aside,...
by pbb76
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie... transporting!

What is the mounting kit? The kit to mount the bars to the car. Halfords own stuff is carp - but the Halfords square bars themselves are fine (quite possibly made by Thule) and will fit the appropriate Thule brackets / foot kits. And they are significantly better quality. Avoid the likes of Paddy H...
by pbb76
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie... transporting!

If it's a sit on top then the easiest way to carry it on a car is just upside down on a set of roof bars. Not much point tying it down bow and stern as i suspect it is not long enough to warrant that. http://jenniferdawnsmith.com/how-to-strap-two-kayaks-to-a-roof-rack-step-by-step-plans/ I would av...
by pbb76
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Newbie... transporting!

MikeB wrote:Get Halfords own brand square section bars, and the appropriate Thule foot / mounting kit.
Thanks, will check that out!

What is the mounting kit?
by pbb76
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie... transporting!
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Newbie... transporting!

Hi all, Just got my first Kayak today (sit on). I live right by the coast in Essex (Brightlingsea) and obvious temptation is to dive straight in... literally! But I think I should be sensible and try out in calmer conditions, so I'll be heading to some rivers etc first. But my first problem, is tran...