badmotorfinger wrote:Thanks Geordie, always interesting to see what other people come up with. The bars coming from roof racks in top photos look like a good idea for roof topping a TI. Are they a retail item or something you came up with yourself? Also interested in what you have used for the ff cable entry in kayak.
Also have you done any research on whether differential metal corrosion is likely with the alum plate on gal trailer? Was looking at similar options myself and was wondering if problems were likely.
1. the roof rack is a Rhino Rack side boat loader. http://www.rhinorack.com.au/AccSubCateg ... er_52.aspx
But I have mounted it lower down on my existing roof rack to keep the yak lower down. (you have to see one of these racks with a dingey on top to see what I mean).
It is quite good as I use an 18V cordless drill to crank the yak up the ramps when I am loading by myself. Now if I am close to home I use the trailer. The rack was for long trips where I take the camper trailer and don't want to lift the TI off the top to set up camp at night till I get to the destination.
2. the cable enters through a boat bilge drain plug. The biggest size I could find (Tenob brand from Whitworths as they have a nice O ring seal).
Filled the back of the plug with silicone sealer, so it still looks neat from the outside. I can fit a spare plug to seal the hole if I have the cables out.
I have also just posted a bit more write up on the DSI transducer scupper mount and sounder install here in the DIY section:viewtopic.php?f=12&t=56030
3. The trailer, yes I was concerned about that possible corrosion between the galv and ally and have the ally deck sitting on a rubber 2mm flat strip stuck down to the galv chassis with silicone sealer. The ally only touches in a coulpe of places where i have used stainless bolts and U bolt clamps. I have painted it all thoroughly where there is any contact with Penetrol rust lacker.
Time will tell if I get any corrosion.