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04-26-2013 09:24 PM
SallyAnn Ive only done it with the top off. canvas gave it friction. a few tie downs. good to go. dont drive too fast.
04-26-2013 03:12 PM
Scout0718
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Originally Posted by equinedanielle View Post
This brought back an old memory... My (then) boyfriend and I got pulled over in my kayaks by the river police. These guys were super serious, ran our IDs, got SSNs, and wrote us tickets for not having a whistle on the lifejackets. My laughing and taking pics probably didn't help any.

I live in TN and kayak a lot, the Tennessee Wildlife officers will check to make sure you have a life jacket but we do not have to have whistles here. The fine for not having a life jacket is very expensive though

Back to the subject, I have been debating a roof rack for years. But I just end up straping it to the roll bars, my kayak is only 10' though
04-25-2013 09:30 AM
SpoiledRotten You (then) boyfriend looks pretty humbled.
04-24-2013 08:07 PM
equinedanielle
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Good to know. So i should just do it, pay and not worry about it. I just cant imagine parks and rec guys asking for my registration or anything.
This brought back an old memory... My (then) boyfriend and I got pulled over in my kayaks by the river police. These guys were super serious, ran our IDs, got SSNs, and wrote us tickets for not having a whistle on the lifejackets. My laughing and taking pics probably didn't help any.
04-24-2013 04:58 PM
jp2611
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Ok so I am buying a canoe tomorrow and I am curious how people strap these things to a four door hard top. I have stock front and rear bumpers. I am a bit worried I won't have a good spot up front. Rear I have the two areas on the tow hitch. Any help would be great. I am going two hours away possibly to purchase this. So a long first trip with the canoe.
I don't know for sure is more of a suggestion based on how I do the Kayaks on my TJ......But I have a couple of ratchet straps that go over the Kayaks, and than through the inside of the cab..through the doors......and another around the back half and around the roll bar...with that in mind maybe 2 straps (one front door, one back door) put straps on with doors open though ...unless you have half doors like me.

I also have some light long bungys that I put on both ends of the Kayaks down to the bumpers.....
04-23-2013 09:14 PM
03XJeep Ok so I am buying a canoe tomorrow and I am curious how people strap these things to a four door hard top. I have stock front and rear bumpers. I am a bit worried I won't have a good spot up front. Rear I have the two areas on the tow hitch. Any help would be great. I am going two hours away possibly to purchase this. So a long first trip with the canoe.
04-10-2013 11:19 AM
GoldenEagle Of course! i buy the canoe, try to take it out, the lake is still frozen and the pond isnt deep enough, what a bad trip hahah.

Then out of know where, through the wonderfull 60 degree days comes a snow storm.... Canoe on the lake, post-poned yet again...
04-06-2013 02:09 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by GoldenEagle View Post
Good to know. So i should just do it, pay and not worry about it. I just cant imagine parks and rec guys asking for my registration or anything.
Double check your state.....your rules may not be the same...having your registration for the canoe COULD also be another form of ID..for you and that never hurts!!
04-06-2013 01:40 PM
GoldenEagle Good to know. So i should just do it, pay and not worry about it. I just cant imagine parks and rec guys asking for my registration or anything.
04-06-2013 01:08 PM
jp2611 IDK about your state...here in IN we "register" mainly for ID purposes...say if it got stolen...prove yours isn't the how many other canoe/ kayaks running around...they do have serial numbers...at least my Kayaks do...did see an old canoe one time that did not.....also until you put a motor on it (here in Indiana) there is no tax or anything else needed. just reg fees. less than $20
04-06-2013 09:15 AM
GoldenEagle With my Tax Return, i went a bought a canoe, kind of a seat of the pants buy. I probably shoulda done some more research and it was on sale (sale was ending the day i bought it, The clever "sale" ploy got me)

Its a 14.5 footer, (shorter than i wanted, but again, sale) Im hoping i can take it out soon. if i wanted to get a bigger one maybe i will later.

Since its over 12 feet, they gave me a piece of paper to fill out and register it? do i have too? and is it gunna cost me?
03-26-2013 06:40 PM
2JeepsThatRun Oh and if you go with either one without a rack you have to watch tightening it too much on the windshield. You could see to frame on our YJ start to flex and we broke the windshield on our Cj. The TJ does have a stouter windshield frame but you still have to watch the pressure.

Here's how I mount two kayaks. It's my profile picture but its easier to see.

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03-26-2013 05:41 PM
viperx6x9x with the top down you could still try the foam tube thing. But top up I am not sure of an easier way to get it up there.
03-26-2013 04:07 PM
jp2611
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Don't know how your rack is designed. But on the rear of it, can you put one of those foam tube's around it?

if so you can get the nose of the kayak on top of the foam tube and use it as a roller to shove it up to the front. Getting the second one up will be more difficult because the first one will pin the roller in place, but it should still slide over it fairly easy.
No Rack............ rollbar and windshield...I can't post very many of my pics since WF changed hands PICS to big.
03-26-2013 03:58 PM
viperx6x9x
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Old canoer...got tired of trying to lift 80# of canoe on top of the Jeep....and the whole "going by myself 'cause of schedule I worked back than thing" had pushed me to get the kayak....28# faster more agile.....did that for a few years...than met my wife...and she wanted to go also...so got another one...and 2 Kayaks will ride side by side on top of a TJ...my only problem now is getting them on top of the Jeep with 3.5-4" of lift on 33"s

Here is a Pic of my "Old Town Otter" cheap but very tough
Don't know how your rack is designed. But on the rear of it, can you put one of those foam tube's around it?

if so you can get the nose of the kayak on top of the foam tube and use it as a roller to shove it up to the front. Getting the second one up will be more difficult because the first one will pin the roller in place, but it should still slide over it fairly easy.
03-26-2013 03:54 PM
jp2611
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Thanks for the info, i have seen the otters around, and i like ive borrowed a gander moutain one before. The problem with buying a kayak is i would have to atleast by two. id prefer not to go alone, and im not a fan of the 2 seaters, so im trying to decided if maybe the canoe is a better choice. ha i like both canoes and kayaks for different reasons and i dont know what one i should look for
Old canoer...got tired of trying to lift 80# of canoe on top of the Jeep....and the whole "going by myself 'cause of schedule I worked back than thing" had pushed me to get the kayak....28# faster more agile.....did that for a few years...than met my wife...and she wanted to go also...so got another one...and 2 Kayaks will ride side by side on top of a TJ...my only problem now is getting them on top of the Jeep with 3.5-4" of lift on 33"s

Here is a Pic of my "Old Town Otter" cheap but very tough
03-26-2013 12:57 PM
dingos_unlimited Go to rei.com. and depending on where you are at they may have a store close by. Free shipping on orders over $50, and crazy good return policy broken your fault or theirs faded whatever they'll take it back. And usually can find a sale this time of year online.
03-26-2013 12:43 PM
jasonduke5 this is what i do with my canoe. it is pretty much a streched jet ski trailer. i love it. i do put my canoe on top sometimes but i have a Kargo cage. i pill my on the trailer and put a kayak in the canoe on the trailer and a canoe on the tops sometimes when there are a bunch of us going.
03-26-2013 10:23 AM
GoldenEagle Thanks for the info, i have seen the otters around, and i like ive borrowed a gander moutain one before. The problem with buying a kayak is i would have to atleast by two. id prefer not to go alone, and im not a fan of the 2 seaters, so im trying to decided if maybe the canoe is a better choice. ha i like both canoes and kayaks for different reasons and i dont know what one i should look for
03-26-2013 06:30 AM
2JeepsThatRun
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Sense where all the topic, i have canoed and kayaked in Boy Scouts a lot back years ago, and its something i enjoy. I have borrowed kayaks to go with friends, but since you are all owners, where is a decent place to get a kayak or canoe at a decent price?

This being said it would be a weekend warrior thing, so i dont need top of the line, but i also dont want some cheap junk thats gunna only last a single summer. I dont know which one i want more, canoe or kayak.
River Otter is a good brand the plastics are thick and they are pretty reasonably priced for an entry level kayak and they are good for fishing to if you like that.
03-26-2013 06:20 AM
viperx6x9x
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Sense where all the topic, i have canoed and kayaked in Boy Scouts a lot back years ago, and its something i enjoy. I have borrowed kayaks to go with friends, but since you are all owners, where is a decent place to get a kayak or canoe at a decent price?

This being said it would be a weekend warrior thing, so i dont need top of the line, but i also dont want some cheap junk thats gunna only last a single summer. I dont know which one i want more, canoe or kayak.
I like L.L. Bean for outdoors stuff. They aren't always the best price but they have the best return policy ever. For whatever reason, you broke it, it doesn't work right, you just decided you don't like it 10 years later. They will buy it back for whatever price you originally paid for it. Only downside is shipping, you are going to have to pay freight for something that large. But then again pretty much any place you will have that problem if you buy online.

we got some modular kayaks through them a few years ago. Point 65 North i think is the brand. they literally come in 2 pieces that interlock and ratchet together. I have to put the top down but i can stand the 2 pieces up in the back with the seat out. If spring ever comes I will go take pics of it.
03-26-2013 04:58 AM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by GoldenEagle View Post
Sense where all the topic, i have canoed and kayaked in Boy Scouts a lot back years ago, and its something i enjoy. I have borrowed kayaks to go with friends, but since you are all owners, where is a decent place to get a kayak or canoe at a decent price?

This being said it would be a weekend warrior thing, so i dont need top of the line, but i also dont want some cheap junk thats gunna only last a single summer. I dont know which one i want more, canoe or kayak.


if you look in this Pic you will see the Blue Kayak we got my wife last year....it was at Gander Mountain and with "everything" less than $300...and yeah that is her Blue Jeep TRU BLU...she has this thing about the color blue
03-26-2013 01:01 AM
2JeepsThatRun I have a 17' Michi Craft aluminum and even though I haven't had it on the TJ it was in our old YJ more than once and we had no problems. We even hung bikes off the side of the cage and had camping gear and coolers in the back all on a 4 cyl. The only thing I would not suggest is putting it on top right after it was in the water if your sitting in the seat you'll get pretty wet.

Also I regularly have two kayaks on top of the TJ for 2.5 hour trips.
03-26-2013 12:26 AM
GoldenEagle Sense where all the topic, i have canoed and kayaked in Boy Scouts a lot back years ago, and its something i enjoy. I have borrowed kayaks to go with friends, but since you are all owners, where is a decent place to get a kayak or canoe at a decent price?

This being said it would be a weekend warrior thing, so i dont need top of the line, but i also dont want some cheap junk thats gunna only last a single summer. I dont know which one i want more, canoe or kayak.
03-21-2013 08:31 PM
jp2611 All good ideas I am seeing here....I carried my kayakS (2) on top of my TJ but since I went to 33"s and added the BL....EEEEHHHHHh not sure this old man can "safely" throw them up on top of the Jeep even though only 30 pounds.....I would post Pics but new site management I can no longer post them
03-21-2013 08:21 PM
krisbman Id give my left nugget for a cedar strip canoe wether it fit on my TJ or not.
03-21-2013 08:01 PM
bostiguy This is a local to me CL ad I just saw. Pic will disappear when ad expires, hopefully you see it.

03-21-2013 02:19 PM
Landon II I made a trailer for mine, but that was for cooler storge and canoe trips with camping gear for two guys. I could easily fit my 17' Old Town on the top of mine but I have a LJ.
03-21-2013 09:27 AM
cedar Hard top or soft top? Just to let you know that cedar strip will prob. weigh about half of what a plastic canoe would. I have a 18 1/2' cedar strip and a 13' flat back old town and the cedar strip weighs about 50#
03-21-2013 12:57 AM
GoldenEagle If you have a front receiver hitch, or rear, you can buy, or make, an extending mount to help hold it up. if you had one front and rear, you wouldnt even need a roof rack. But really, i dont even think you need those. but here is an example of one.

17 feet is 204 inches, and i think the jeeps length is only 165?? maybe. But if you strap id down on the roll bars right, i dont think there should be a problem.
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