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Old 01-14-2020, 11:38 AM
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Talking Kayak Transporting

How is everyone transporting their kayak on their JK? We have a rather large (13.5 foot) two person kayak that needs a way to the water.

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A "T"-bar comes in handy.
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I strap my 17' canoe just on the roof and use pool noodles between boat and roof. Just use ratchet straps to tie down. Have done a few trips on the Interstate like this with no problem. Ive thought about building a T bracket like above, but just havent gotten around to it
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Other options are roof racks and trailers.

I favor trailers to carry the life jackets, cooler, tent , junk . A simple tilt up light weight trailer from a big box home improvement would do it if all you got is improved road.

Roof rack no license to renew , can be more expensive depending on trailer and rack chosen.

With a hard top you can likely just put it on top and tie it down with some cushioning . I have done it with a canoe never a kayak .
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A "T"-bar comes in handy.
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Anything that attached to the OEM Freedom hard top?

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I found a few. Like the one below.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/rhino...product_videos
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Anything that attached to the OEM Freedom hard top?

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Not the gutters anyway. They arent rated for dynamic loads that would keep the boat on the roof at highway speeds
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Not the gutters anyway. They arent rated for dynamic loads that would keep the boat on the roof at highway speeds
Says 88lbs on that one, my Kayak si 67lbs.
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Says 88lbs on that one, my Kayak si 67lbs.
Think wind shear added to that, unless you only go 5-10mph to get to your put in spot.

As a Wrangler is already a brick on wheels it isn't aerodynamic in the least, then throw a 12'+ sail up on top...
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Think wind shear added to that, unless you only go 5-10mph to get to your put in spot.

As a Wrangler is already a brick on wheels it isn't aerodynamic in the least, then throw a 12'+ sail up on top...
Understood.
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Says 88lbs on that one, my Kayak si 67lbs.
that's static load, while standing still
Add the wind resistance while driving down the road and that's dynamic resistance and that will add up to way more than 67 pounds

Example:
Try sticking your head out the window while parked in your drive way. Easy, right?
Now drive down the highway at 75 and try again. Not so easy
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How is everyone transporting their kayak on their JK? We have a rather large (13.5 foot) two person kayak that needs a way to the water.
I installed the Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform with the accessories rails for the spring.



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Example:
Try sticking your head out the window while parked in your drive way. Easy, right?
Now drive down the highway at 75 and try again. Not so easy
But thats how I feel like I'm flying!
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Pool noodles and ratchet straps here. It’s a 17’ Klepper two person kayak. I have driven all over Michigan like that, it does hit the gas mileage though.
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Pool noodles and ratchet straps here. It’s a 17’ Klepper two person kayak. I have driven all over Michigan like that, it does hit the gas mileage though.


I have a smittybuilt roof rack, and I just throw my two kayaks on top and tie them down with ratchet straps


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Pool noodles and ratchet straps here. It’s a 17’ Klepper two person kayak. I have driven all over Michigan like that, it does hit the gas mileage though.
What are you ratcheting onto? Sorry pic isn't coming up well for me.
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What are you ratcheting onto? Sorry pic isn't coming up well for me.
Under the top, inside the door and around the roll bars.
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Pool noodles and ratchet straps here. It’s a 17’ Klepper two person kayak. I have driven all over Michigan like that, it does hit the gas mileage though.
What are you ratcheting onto? Sorry pic isn't coming up well for me.
In the front I attach one ratchet strap from the center of the cockpit (I have a hole for the mast of a sail) through the open drivers door and the other hook on the metal foot e where the freedom top grabs onto, same method through the passenger door. One ratchet strap over the kayak and through both rear doors, connecting the strap hooks together inside. One ratchet strap in the back over the kayak, through the top of the rear window glass and wrap the straps around the roll bar on either side. All doors and windows open and close as normal this way, just make sure you add a twist to all the straps on the outside in the wind or they will make all kinds of noise when driving.
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I use Yakima Easytop foam rack for a 12' tandem kayak and it does the job. I've even taken the Jeep off road with the kayak on top and the kayak didn't budge. The rack uses straps to attach, which means you can easily install/remove it. I couldn't put a solid rack on the Jeep and still park in the garage, so this was a good option.
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thule rack, with dedicated kayak carrier. no probs.
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I strap them on and use pool noodles.
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I strap them on and use pool noodles.
Hope you don't leave the parking lot like that.
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My new solution is a northern tool personal watercraft trailer. I have hauled ours on our teraflex nebo with pool noodles and with the lift it is a pita to get up there. (13 foot hobie pedal kayak). Still waiting for the trailer to see what mods I'll have to do but looking forward to trying it. Only paid $375 delivered to store and is rated for 650 lbs or so.
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Hope you don't leave the parking lot like that.

yeah, agreed. That tiedown is far from reinforced. Good way to get a vented hood
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@nvkid and @R4D4R no i did not leave them strapped to that tiedown. that was just while sitting in the parking lot. just to secure enough so the wind or people didnt move/remove them. but the pool noodles and straps just give an idea. the front and rear straps go to the bumpers.
lol i think there are easier and better ways for a vented hood!

(hope we dont derail the ops thread)
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@nvkid and @R4D4R no i did not leave them strapped to that tiedown. that was just while sitting in the parking lot. just to secure enough so the wind or people didnt move/remove them. but the pool noodles and straps just give an idea. the front and rear straps go to the bumpers.
lol i think there are easier and better ways for a vented hood!

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Ha, ok, good. You never know the stupid things people post on the internets. Ive seen worse
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Anyone use a Gobi rack for this?
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Anyone use a Gobi rack for this?
Yes. I transport 2 rec kayaks and gobi is wide enough. I cant find my jeep pic but here in my other truck is a gobi as well. This is even narrower than the jeep gobi. i do 4 hour trips no problems.

During summer i take the hard top off to hit the lakes with my kids, and still get to take the kayaks.



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