Carrying a canoe.

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  1. jumar

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    I am buying a short fishing Kayak, about 3m in November.Lucky me....I fish the Med a couple of days a week....I can carry the Kayak on my car roof...
    Summer holidays have been taken in Scandinavia with the motorhome..I would like to know if others have carried a short Kayak on the Fiamma bike rack, vertically?
    32kg Kayak secured on adapted rack...not used for bikes....this could protude about 20/30cm above the roofline. Any problems I should lookout for?
    Do not have access to or space on roof.
     
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    Why not buy an inflatable one ?
     
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    If you are modifying it is it not possible to mount it diagonally so reducing the protrusion ?
     
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    You’ve really taken to the fishing haven’t you.....(y)
     
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    Yes Gus that's also an option, just got to make sure I do not obstruct any lights in doing so.
     
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    Not what I want, I did consider one a while back.
     
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    Its something I've considered in order to carry a small rigid leisure kayak so I can't see any reason why you would be able to do as you are suggestion.

    Not sure why you have decided against an inflatable as they are ideal for MHs when you can't store one on the roof, being nosy .... what made you come to this decision?
     
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    There is a bit more "faffing about" to get an inflatable on the water compared to lifting a rigid off the back of the van and then just popping it back on when you are finished, sorry @Minxy Girl I know you didn't ask me the question.

    Martin
     
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    Does @andy63 carry his kayak vertically on the back of his moho?:unsure:
    Not sure why I'm thinking that though.:confused:
     
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    No problem Martin, I understand and agree but if you buy the right inflatable it doesn't take long to get it on the water or packed away ... Gumotex have just brought out a new on called the Halibut. What puts me off about a rigid one is the weight ... the thought of trying to lift a 32kg rigid fishing kayak onto/off a rack on my own, or even move it around to get it on the water, would put me off ... an inflatable one doesn't weigh anything like that. Perhaps the OP has been eating lots and spinach and turned into Popeye! :D2
     
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    No, on the roof with a fancy rack.

    Martin
     
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    No Grant.. mines a sea kayak over 5m long..i carry it on the roof..
    Theres loads of examples of people rigging up a carry system to carry a small river or squirt boat vertically on the rear of a mh...
    A google or look on you tube will give loads of ideas..
    Andy
     
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    Functional would have been nicer(y):LOL:
    Andy
     
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    :LOL:Functional as well(y)

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    Oooooo ... I don't know ... sometimes a bit of what you fancy is better than something functional! :D
     
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    True... but both if you can get it (y):LOL:
    Expensive as well i might add:(
    Andy
     
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    Let's get back to Kayaks you lot....it's my post..
    Thanks for replies so far, great help, time to think it over more....that's it, thinking over...I will use the Kayak more on the Med than on the MH....it can be carried on my car the 35 minutes to my fishing areas.
    Let me tell.....a Fishing Kayak...has, rod holders for trolling, compartments for live bait, rod rests, attachment for small electric motor, paddle park. It lies low in the water which makes it less likely to drift in windy conditions, it's possible to stand up and fish from it.....all in all a great craft which meets my needs....we have a local outlet run by a professional canoeist here in Murcia...they provide a great service with a good range of models....more later...
     
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    I love those little electric outboard motors ... could have done with one one my kayak a couple of weeks ago when I went for a long paddle round the edge of a very, very large lake then decided to cut across the middle to get back .... by heck that was a long haul! :D
     
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    32kgs is still a fair weight to lift on/of even the proper type racks. Might be an idea if you can somehow fit a roller right at the rear like on commercial roof racks so that just by tilting it down on to the roller you can roll it on /off without putting your back out lifting.(y)
     
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    That's just got me thinking about another thing ... can the OP's car roof take the weight ... I suspect a lot can't.
     

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