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Old 02-12-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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I have 2003 Rubi with a hardtop, and my wife just bought me a new kayak. I was curious as to how some of you guys haul your kayaks around?

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With paddles, preferably with the current and stringer of reds and trout.

Yakima and Thule make racks for hard tops. Many other companies have racks that bolt on at the windshield bracket and tail lights or frame.

Stay away from KargoMaster!!!!

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Old 02-12-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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You have a few options... with my soft top I have less. I think I'm just going to let my brother drive his Tahoe when we go. We can fit two.

Once you pick something out post some picks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:53 PM   #4
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Anybody have any pics?
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No pics, but this kid with a wrangler up here put his on top and strapped the front end to the hood windshield tie downs and the rear to the two loops on the reciever part of the hitch. It was pretty secure and its free.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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Anybody have any pics?


Just replace the surfboards with a kayak and the shovel with a fishing pole...BUT DO NOT GET KARGOMASTER!!!
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When I picked up my Pungo 100 (10'er) I actually stuffed it inside from one corner to the other. It did hang out the back a few feet, but wasn't as bad as I thought. I went from the drivers side of the back window straight to the passenger side front and tied it down on the handle above the glove box and tied the back down with bungee cords at the bars to the side back window. Of course I have a soft top, but this may help for others (soft toppers) who don't want to put it on their roofs during those cold months. Just my cheap bone head way of doing it. Good Luck!
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:00 AM   #8
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I put a cargo rack on my jeep, use it for surf boards, kayaks, skis, hockey bags etc. just make sure you tie it down with nylon straps and not bunji cords.
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I put a cargo rack on my jeep, use it for surf boards, kayaks, skis, hockey bags etc. just make sure you tie it down with nylon straps and not bunji cords.
And make sure you tighten the straps. Carrying that much wind resistance will stretch the straps if they aren't tight enough. I recomend rachet straps. You can get them at Wally Martinez (Wal Mart) pretty cheap.
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What's wrong with Kargo Master chino?

I was looking at 'em but haven't bought yet.
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What's wrong with Kargo Master chino?

I was looking at 'em but haven't bought yet.
I have a lot of pics to show you. If you want them, send me your email. They are very heavy duty racks. They install very easilly. However, they are LOUD and their claim to having the best protective coating is B.S. They don't warrant it either. As a matter of fact, a guy named Marcelus was supposed to call me back twice. Both times I had to call him. Even after I emailed him with pics, details and contact info, he still wouldn't contact me.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-jeep...rap-15398.html
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:04 PM   #12
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if it's a nice kayak and the weather is warm then you'll want to get the support bars and thule or yakima J hooks for it. otherwise you'll end up with horizontal creases in the kayak that'll both affect the structural rigidity and slow you down in the water.

we use the honda to haul our two neckys.

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