Securing Kayak To Roof

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yakker904
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Securing Kayak To Roof

Post by yakker904 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:51 pm

:? We got rid of the old leaky beater kayaks and recently bought 2 brand new kayaks. We use to just throw them in the back of the truck when we wanted to go out kayaking. We recently bought a newer jeep cherokee. I also purchased the j style roof racks. Getting the kayaks on the roof and set into the racks is the easy part as theyre pretty light. However there has got to be an easier way to get the straps on the kayaks. Does anyone know am easier way than climbing on up the door and on top of the jeep to get the straps on the back side of the j rack? Can i go from bottom of j rack, over kayaks to other bottom side with strap? Will that secure them? Am i over analyzing? 😆 theres gotta be an easier way.

tadpole
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Re: Securing Kayak To Roof

Post by tadpole » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:01 am

Whenever I use my car instead of the truck I bring along a folding step stool or platform to stand on. I'm not using J racks but I have to reach over the kayak to get the fixed strap after putting the boat in the cradles.
Tadpole

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