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Old 04-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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How do I haul a kayak?

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Old 04-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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Awww how cute.....you got one to match your Jeep!
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bet you forgot your paddle!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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I've got a customer coming in tomorrow with a 2012 JKU rubi that hauls one on his custom made roof rack. I'll take pics.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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Friend has a small trailer, much easier to load and unload, especially by yourself.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:18 AM   #8
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Where do you go kayaking in your area? Castlewood?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:57 AM   #9
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I bought the foam block kit. Works great and easy to install the Yak. $40
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #10
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Awww how cute.....you got one to match your Jeep!
Actually, I started with a pair of pants that color. Then I finally found a kayak to match my pants. Then I said what the hell and got a jeep.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #11
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Where do you go kayaking in your area? Castlewood?

Nearest destinations:

Lake Lincoln at Cuivre River State Park

Quivre river (the river, not the park) on highway 79

Lakeside Park in St. Peters

Lake St Louis

Creve Coeur lake
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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In regard to mounting, I used 4 Yakima bow-stern tie downs with the soft top folded down on the jeep.

1 from the bow loops on the yak to the footman loop.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13017_12X_PG.htm

1 from rear scupper holes on the yak to the trailer hitch

2 (1 on each side) from the center scupper holes around the sound bar and side roll bars to the rear.seat mounts on the jeep.

Getting the yak on and off of the jeep is easy enough... just watch out for the rear brake light.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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cage

Kargo Master Congo Cage. No drilling, and it's super solid. I can carry 3 boats no problem. I drove 40 miles in 4wd last week, and the the cage was solid as a rock.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
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Kargo Master Congo Cage. No drilling, and it's super solid. I can carry 3 boats no problem. I drove 40 miles in 4wd last week, and the the cage was solid as a rock.

Your pictures appear broken, or maybe it is just me?
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Kargo Master Congo Cage. No drilling, and it's super solid. I can carry 3 boats no problem. I drove 40 miles in 4wd last week, and the the cage was solid as a rock.

Is that a rod holder attachment from your reciever hitch?
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Actually, I started with a pair of pants that color. Then I finally found a kayak to match my pants. Then I said what the hell and got a jeep.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #17
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Yeah, I welded up a quick rod holder for a fishing trip. I can't open the gate due to an awesome design, but it holds our shark rods once camp is set up.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #19
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Hey SilverJKU2012,
I've been researching roof rack options (before I pull the trigger on 2013JKUR), and this Kargo Master Congo Cage is what I've zeroed in too.

A few questions:

1. Did the rack fit out of the box? Or did you have to fiddle with the rack / bend any of the rods etc. ( I read somewhere that the front legs are not the right size).

2. I've read a few complaints about the rack being very noisy. What's your take on that?

3. This one sounded absurd to me, but still wanted to check.. Some guy on Amazon was complaining he saw a 3mpg drop in gas mileage with the rack on.. Was he halucinating, or did you observe any significant mileage drop?

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Two ratchet straps and two foam blocks.

Better yet, my 9ft Dagger fits inside with the rear seats folded down...

/done.
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Cargo master. No drilling, rock solid and can support 500 pounds.
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Yakima Foam Block Kit and straps. Holy hell are the straps loud though as they flutter down the highway at 65!
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Two ratchet straps and two foam blocks.

Better yet, my 9ft Dagger fits inside with the rear seats folded down...

/done.
Yup, I've got a 10ft Dagger that I just throw in the back with the seat folded down
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Kargo Master Congo Cage. No drilling, and it's super solid. I can carry 3 boats no problem. I drove 40 miles in 4wd last week, and the the cage was solid as a rock.

Nice old Ride 135; great boat. I'm a WS Fishing Team Member and I still bemoan the day I traded in my old Ride for a new one.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #29
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Yakima Foam Block Kit and straps. Holy hell are the straps loud though as they flutter down the highway at 65!
Simple; just give the straps a single twist. Problem solved. Just look at trucks on the Interstate and you will notice that the straps that aren't twisted are HOWLING, but the old school truckers who twist the straps are as quiet as a church mouse.
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@ mathew85.... I have the Kargo Master Congo Cage for my 12' JKUR and for the money it's the best option I could find to securely haul kayaks/canoes @ highway speeds for long distances. Though, I can confirm that the front legs do not fit perfectly. I had to really put my weight into it when I was trying install the front bolts. I made it work, but I seriously doubt that I bent the rack doing so. As far as noise, it's no worse than any other rack that I've had on other vehicles. They all tend to make noise when not loaded with gear (to break up the air flow). I've heard that wrapping the front bar with a rope helps reduce the noise, but I don't consider it bad enough to mess with. On the mpg question... Yes, I have noticed a reduction of 2-3mpg... In fact, I recently removed the rack to help regain some mpg until next spring, when the creeks start running and the kayaks join me on road trips.

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