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My friend has just bought a Viking Predator amd is having problems transporting it on his thule racks he bought specially for it.

The vehicle is a 96 80 series Cruiser. The racks that are std for this vehicle on their website, allow the kayak to hit the roof of the cruiser or if not come very close to hitting the cruiser.

Can anyone relate to this problem, and how can it be fixed?

On the weekend he installed a cuda 168 on the area near the footwells and he now thinks the mount will even go close to hitting the roof also.

Whats the solution here?

We are thinking of getting a pair of the vertical bars that can be swung up for transporting them on their sides, as we see this may be the only solution.

Any ideas?

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Two options I can think of:

1. Fold-a-Poles are folding bars as you described

2. Get a standard kayak carrier for the Thule racks, so the yak travels right side up
 

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I have the standard kayak carrier on thule racks and the yak sits right way up, but is on a standard car...hyundai elantra.
 

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Hi Mac-fish

did your mate by the predator from the bloke at Aquarioussea kayaks at bribie island?

if so. when i was down there, he showed me a system he had on his high roof Landrover. i forget what it was called but it was like a swinging cradle that came off the roof-rack and down to about waist high. the kayak was then loaded into this cradle, tied on and the whole theng was then raised up onto the racks. easy :D and there was lots of clearance.

he showed me how it worked (brilliant)

might be worth a thought.
 
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hairymick said:
Hi Mac-fish

did your mate by the predator from the bloke at Aquarioussea kayaks at bribie island?
How did you know?

Yep thats where he bought the whole lot. My mate was impressed with everything but he is less impressed with the roofracks after he ordered em off Jason as He was told the new racks would give him heaps more clearance than the ones he already owned.

Jason is very hard to contact, I don't know how he gets business, he's hardly ever there. Jason does have some good knowledge of yaking.

Anyway my mate will probably go the swing up vertical bars, there goes another 150.

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Jason is very hard to contact, I don't know how he gets business, he's hardly ever there. Jason does have some good knowledge of yaking
:lol:
He does seem a bit casual. Perhaps it has something to do with where he is. :lol: :lol:

I think he is a one man operation. he is also running yakking clases,and touring trips in and around the island.

I reckon he is good value and is well worth the trouble. :D
 

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I used a variation of the fold up vertical bars for years when I was whitewater kayaking. You could carry 2 boats back to back easily and super quick to load. Steve.
 

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You could install a sun roof for the Cuda bracket to fit in :roll:

OR

Just disregard any :idea: I may suggest

:shock: I thought so :oops:

Good luck with it.

:D fishing Russ
 

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Just get the kayak mounts for the roof bar. Easy as to slide the kayak on and off.
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Simon
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