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Being disabled the ability to transport a Yak easily is very important. My question is about side loading bars. What make and type of roof rack is the best for fitting a loading bar to? I have read lots on how to make em and use em but not on how to attach them.
I am also considering a towing system for my electric wheelchair any ideas? The problem with this one is securing the chair when I am fishing!
Thanks for all your help so far, this forum is the best!! :lol:

Ian
 

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Ian, when I was looking for a system to help me load my yak single-handed it became clear that Thule and Yakima racks have a wide range of accessories but also a lot of third party accessories are designed to fit them.

There is a guy in western Sydney who makes a system for side loading a small boat onto a roof. It isn't cheap but it may be what you're looking for.

http://www.4wdworld.com.au/products/freestyle/

Have a look at this one the Thule, which is much cheaper but doesn't go down as far

http://www.thule.com.au/news_detail.php?news_id=5
 

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Hey Ian

I think you should consider Occy's bike carrier/roof rack option. here's the link >> http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=707&highlight=loading And put roller's on it.

Here's my step by step guide to how i think you should do it.
Step 1- Put kayak on kayak cart and attach to wheel chair with a very short peice of rope like 10 cms long. And than tow the kayak to back of your car
Step 2- Tie a rope (rope should be like 5 meters long) to point 1 when it's not on the roof (see pic)
Step 3- put point 1 of the yak on the bike carrier (see pic)
Step 4- Put the rope over the bike carrier and than through point 2. (but you will have to weld a peice of metel bar as you can see in pic, it is that little red thing behind the rope)
Step 5- Attach end of rope to wheelchair and tow the kayak untill it looks like the pic.
Step 6- Tie down the kayak to the roof.

Hope this makes sense :)
 

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Thanks BJT, Occy's system with rollers looks the goods. 8)
Just got to find the bits. :wink:
I've got a noodle and tow bar, thats a start.

Ian
 
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