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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:29 am 
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What are you using for carriers on your trailers? I just bought a Malone extra light for my compass and need some ideas for straps also. The Malone uses cross rails and I'd like to not use PCV pipe.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:11 pm 
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Simple - flip the kayak upside down flat on the crossbars - that is the best and recommended way to carry any kayak.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Jbernier wrote:
Simple - flip the kayak upside down flat on the crossbars - that is the best and recommended way to carry any kayak.



What about straps, would it be better to use S hook ends to wrap around the load bars?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:08 pm 
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Simple cinch-straps is all you need
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TIE DOWN STRAPS HOBIE- 12 FOOT
US$ 21.99

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 pm 
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I load my Compass upwards and attach 2 additional straps through the scubber holes to avoid slipping.
Easier to push on top that way in my eyes And with added straps I doubt it moves.

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These came with super solid straps.

Rhino-Rack Wrap Pads with Board Straps, Set of 2, 700mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01966CQEG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:03 am 
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Loading a kayak right side up can cause issues with distorting the hull bottom - or worse case, pressure point loading on scuppers causing damage. The deck is a much stronger flat section of the hull to rest on - that's why we always recommend upside down.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:57 am 
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Thank you.... so far was only able to take the Compass out twice... (need better weather soon)

Next time I will load it upside down.... may actually be easier that way.


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