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Another Kayak Loader

Postby TheFishinMusician » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:56 pm

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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby Barrabundy » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:24 pm

Now THAT's an idea!.
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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby solatree » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:18 pm

I have a similar method - loading from the side. I just have my roof rack mounted off to one side so I can lean the yak against it.

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Roof rack offset to one side. Stand Kayak on its nose and lean against roof rack


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Lift kayak up and slide across roof rack upside down.


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Straighten Yak and tie down
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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby Sparra » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:24 am

So with a wagon like you fella's have,whats the difference loading from the side as apposed to the back...Looks like it would be the same to me....
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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby solatree » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:39 am

Sparra wrote:So with a wagon like you fella's have,whats the difference loading from the side as apposed to the back...Looks like it would be the same to me....


The racks would have to be right at the very back of the car - not centred on the car. If they were right at the very back - the kayak would not be evenly loaded front to back. An alternative is to have a third rack, at the back of the car that you load on to - plus the two other racks in their normal position. The advantage of the side loading method is that your don't need a third gutter mounted rack.
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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby Tor » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:49 pm

that's so simple it should be illegal.

Just a observation if you don't have roof rails, you might want to put another bar on the other side to stop the yak hitting the roof.

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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby SPRIKE » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:00 pm

Like it. :D Lot better and simpler that my slide out arm attached to roof rack. Always worried that I won't have it in far enough to lock it as it just hangs out with no support at one end or else will forget to put in the car for when I have to unload kayak. :oops: :evil:
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Re: Another Kayak Loader

Postby Rodman » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:34 pm

Smart bloke, your father-in-law. I spent weeks scheming up ideas, and eventually came up with pretty much the same thing, only removeable. It's a hollow pool noodle with square steel tubing jammed through it, and its held on with a set of Rhino "multi purpose holders", which will fit most racks, and takes seconds to put on or remove.

http://www.rhinorack.com.au/AccSubCateg ... 46_54.aspx

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