Transporting a surf Kayak

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Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by paddletastic2 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:28 pm

I seem to have bought myself a Carbon Boat. I have always had plastic boats and strapped them down on the roof bars as hard as I can. I presume this is not a good idea with Carbon boats?

What do I need to know?

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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by jamiemagee » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:54 pm

Stick some form underneath and don't yank them quite as hard and it should be OK

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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by SDG » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:30 pm

You buy a surf bus, then the boat fits inside!

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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by Daker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:57 pm

SDG wrote:You buy a surf bus, then the boat fits inside!
Then you buy another boat - - - - -
and an MTB - - - - -
and a couple of windsurf boards - - - - - -
and kites - - - - -
and sea kayak kit - - - - -
an a few cases of beer - - - - -

and then a bigger van - - - - -

and it all starts again !! ;o))

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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by neilgilmour » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:40 am

Daker wrote:
SDG wrote:You buy a surf bus, then the boat fits inside!
Then you buy another boat - - - - -
and an MTB - - - - -
and a couple of windsurf boards - - - - - -
and kites - - - - -
and sea kayak kit - - - - -
an a few cases of beer - - - - -

and then a bigger van - - - - -

and it all starts again !! ;o))
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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by Jim Tait » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:16 pm

Top tip- wipe all the sand off the bottom first....

If it moves about, then tighten the straps a bit; If you hear a cracking sound, then loosen them off!

Jim

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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by Gary F » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:41 pm

Get a boat bag...protects yer boat from dings and tings and, due to the added friction of the bag, requires a lot less strap pressure to hold the boat in place

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Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Post by paddletastic2 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Thanks for the replies, turns out it fits in the car! Will worry about it once I need to carry more than one boat.

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