best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

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best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by on the rocks » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 pm

It would be convenient to carry a number of one-piece paddles on our Karitek rack rather then in the van. One solution that comes to mind is a soft ski bag strapped securely to a spare Kayak cradle? Does anybody else have any suggestions?

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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by garya » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:48 am

you need one of these....

http://palmequipmenteurope.com/product/paddle-bag-23-m


Keeps the car dry and free from damage and can also be tied to roof rack. has made the trip to alps and back many times like this to leave more room in the car. Come in three sizes for both short canoe and longer sea paddles,

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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:12 am

You could strap the padels to somthing like this.
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https://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/cradles- ... y=15487441
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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by Jim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:50 am

I always carry (composite) paddles in the car.
Not sure if my concern is realistic or just paranoia but I don't like the idea of the blades vibrating in the wind and working the glue loose.

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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by JB-NL » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:39 am

Jim wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:50 am
I always carry (composite) paddles in the car.
Not sure if my concern is realistic or just paranoia but I don't like the idea of the blades vibrating in the wind and working the glue loose.
+1
First clean them, remove salt residue, than in the car/van.
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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by Daker » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:33 pm

Personally cant see it being an issue if they are suitably bagged.

Id be inclined either to add a couple of dedicated eyelets to the rack and some padding to protect the shafts, or strap them to a kayak to reduce the overall windage and potential for flexion of the paddles.

KT do a general purpose attachment kit but Im sure there are cheaper ways to achieve a similar result -
https://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/roof-rac ... y=15487431

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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by on the rocks » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am

Thanks all, ordered a Palm paddle bag which we can strap to a spare kayak rack

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Re: best way to carry one piece paddles on Karitek rack?

Post by pathbrae » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:31 pm

I always strapped paddles beside the kayak when I had one-piece paddles (old Lendal Powermasters) to give them a bit of protection and didn't ever have any issues without using a bag. Back in river paddling days we would all just put paddles up beside the last kayak on the roof and hold them down under the straps for the kayak.

2 piece paddles will fit in a cockpit on the roof (assuming a cockpit cover is in place) and I've often done that rather than than leaving them in the car with other folks feet, gear etc. getting on top of them.
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