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JEarl11 06-21-2011 10:17 PM

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.

BLK00TJ 06-21-2011 10:26 PM

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.

KidRock171 06-21-2011 10:29 PM

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.

sonofabeach 06-21-2011 10:42 PM

I've had two kayaks on mine with the top down. I think a surfboard will be fine.

QADaemon 06-22-2011 08:10 AM

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.

Jp90Talon 06-22-2011 09:03 AM

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...jeep/kayak.jpg




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.

http://www.4wd.com/aux_incl/images.a...FP&w=300&h=300

Road_House 03-30-2012 09:20 PM

ahh nice I was curious about how I was going to store my 10 ft kayak that Im looking at. Thats pure genius thanks

Jp90Talon 03-30-2012 11:52 PM

Pic in action...I also have a 12ft paddle board I transport the same way.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...p/100_2100.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...p/100_2101.jpg

The_Jode 03-31-2012 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLK00TJ (Post 1322430)
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.

Road_House 04-04-2012 04:21 AM

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?

timberland 04-04-2012 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Road_House (Post 2217792)
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 :dance: 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.

jgorm 04-04-2012 09:11 AM

http://www.joegorm.com/2010-9-10%20074%20(Large).jpg


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