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14-10-2020, 12:30   #1
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transporting kayak without roof bars

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hoping to buy a sit on top shortly , have no roof bars on car, and trying to avoid the extra expense in the short term , i see videos of people using pool noodles and ratchet straps, or someone i know has mentioned using a yoga mat either ,

do either of these methods work relatively well, im only 15 minutes from the lake on quiet roads so il work that, but to get it from the supplier is an hour drive on busy roads and i dont want it to be moving around or slipping
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14-10-2020, 17:38   #2
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Depends on how heavy it is. Mine weighs 36kgs and wouldn't fancy it bouncing around directly on my roof.
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14-10-2020, 17:43   #3
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How short ?

For no more than 60 you'd get brand new universal ones from the likes of micksgarage.


You may even find OEM car specific ones on adverts or eBay for little money.


There are options I wouldn't dent the roof with a pool noodle.
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14-10-2020, 22:44   #4
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also consider the insurance / liability issues of not securing the kayak properly (if it comes loose are you covered?)
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15-10-2020, 09:25   #5
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Honestly a kayak is too heavy to sit directly on a car roof even if you have foam padding or a yoga mat.

I have seen people put them on a car roof with those cheapo surfboard type strap/foam combos and the roof was damaged afterwards.
Look for some second hand racks on adverts or donedeal. They can generally be made to fit with a foot kit if necessary.
Securing a kayak to a roof is much safer with a rack because it is secured to a rigid structure.
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15-10-2020, 10:52   #6
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fair enough, this is why i asked the question

roof bars ordered
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