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Old 05-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Transport Canoe and kayak using foam blocks and 2X4s, any advice?

I had my canoe up on the sahara with the hardtop on this week. Seemed to work well with 4 foam blocks, 2 overlapping the windshield area and two as far back as I could get them. I was wondering if I could glue the blocks on to (2) 2x4s and use them as a roof rack to haul a kayak and canoe at the same time. Anybody have experience with this, or better ideas? I'm not counting out a roof rack, but they seem like a PITA.

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Bumpity bump...

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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I have not tried what you are taking about but I do use the foam blocks with my canoe. It sounds like it could work if you can manage to tie down both boats tight enough.

Take a look at this rack, for a hard top. You don't have to deal with the rack when you go topless.
Yakima 8001614 - YAKIMA Hardtop Roof Rack for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
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If you've got the funds you can't beat buying a small trailer. Around here they're always listed on Craigslist.


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Old 06-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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If you've got the funds you can't beat buying a small trailer. Around here they're always listed on Craigslist.


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I'll already be hauling a small camper trailer. That is a nice setup you have there.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Thanks I lucked out finding it with zero rust being stored in an ac'd storage facility by the po.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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I had my first chance to take out both of my boats this weekend. I used 1- 2X4X8, two of those foam blocks, and 6- ratchet tie downs. It worked very well. Smooth sailing!

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