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Old 06-21-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Putting Surfboards on top?

Has anyone ever tried to put a surfboard on the top of your Jeep with the top down? I was looking at it today and it seems doable with the way the bar is set up, has anyone ever tried it? Have any tips? Thanks.

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it on top. I put my 7'6" board in the back tail-first on the floor with towels protecting it and have the tip sticking up past the spare out the back. I use bungies across the board to keep it centered and keep it from bouncing around.

If it's raining, I recline the passenger seat and buckle it in.

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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On top works. Bungee around footman Loop. Over door surrounds. And some way to attach it in the rear. My drive to surfside isn't very far.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:42 PM   #4
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I've had two kayaks on mine with the top down. I think a surfboard will be fine.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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I use the olympic quick rack, some pipe foam, and soft ties. Works great. I used to just use a regular set of dakine car-top straps, but it made a hell of a lot of racket.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #6
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Well I picked up my 13 foot kayak yesterday and didnt have an issue so my guess you should be fine with a surf board.





To make a bit easier I purchased the accross the rear bar so I will be able to mount it up top down the road.

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #7
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ahh nice I was curious about how I was going to store my 10 ft kayak that Im looking at. Thats pure genius thanks
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Pic in action...I also have a 12ft paddle board I transport the same way.


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Old 03-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #9
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I haven't tried it on top. I put my 7'6" board in the back tail-first on the floor with towels protecting it and have the tip sticking up past the spare out the back. I use bungies across the board to keep it centered and keep it from bouncing around.

If it's raining, I recline the passenger seat and buckle it in.
^ This... except my longest is only 6'2" so it fits pretty easy.
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Well I have talked to a few people about what kayak to get 10ft or 12ft and there telling me to go for the 12 ft especially since 95 percent off my time will be on the coast line. I'm really stuck on this. Buy the 10 ft and have no problem hauling it around or go for the 12 and deal with it? what do you think Wilderness Systems 100 or 120?
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Well I have talked to a few people about what kayak to get 10ft or 12ft and there telling me to go for the 12 ft especially since 95 percent off my time will be on the coast line. I'm really stuck on this. Buy the 10 ft and have no problem hauling it around or go for the 12 and deal with it? what do you think Wilderness Systems 100 or 120?

I have a 13' square stern Sportspal canoe ....I just bought a Wilderness rack for cheap at $225 It will assist attacking the Canoe on top with the top up.

To the OP, I see many boards on Jeeps in Hawaii across the light bar and roll cage. Short distances in Hawaii though.
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