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27-08-2018, 19:02   #1
Dowee
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Transporting Kayak and Paddle

I bought a Sit On Top Kayak during the summer and have transported it on the roof bars of my car each time I've used it so far. However on all occasions I was travelling alone in the car just put the paddle in the car with me.

In the future I'll be travelling with the kids etc and I'm just wondering is there a safe and easy way to attach the paddle to the roof rack with the kayak as it is awkward having it in the car when it is more than just me in there.

I've looked on Youtube but the videos I've found are just for strapping down the kayak.

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27-08-2018, 20:29   #2
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I would generally put the paddle resting on the roof bars beside the boat. Assuming that the curve of the boat sitting on the bars creates enough gap to allow this.

Once the straps are pulled tight it doesn't matter if the paddle is slightly loose as the blade can't make it through the gap between the bars, boat and strap. You can then loop excess strap around paddle shaft and tie off to remove remaining movement so it doesn't rattle when driving.
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27-08-2018, 21:07   #3
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Thanks for that, I'll test that out!
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29-08-2018, 11:17   #4
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I would generally put the paddle resting on the roof bars beside the boat. Assuming that the curve of the boat sitting on the bars creates enough gap to allow this.

Once the straps are pulled tight it doesn't matter if the paddle is slightly loose as the blade can't make it through the gap between the bars, boat and strap. You can then loop excess strap around paddle shaft and tie off to remove remaining movement so it doesn't rattle when driving.
Better again do as above and put one wrap of strap around paddle shaft as you start (near the rachet). Don'd do the wrap near the end of tying as it could stop you getting the strap tight.
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30-08-2018, 23:22   #5
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Better again do as above and put one wrap of strap around paddle shaft as you start (near the rachet). Don'd do the wrap near the end of tying as it could stop you getting the strap tight.
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