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#91 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:26 PM

I have may posted these photos many years ago.

This is the system I've used to carry my 13' canoe.

I don't carry it any more I now have a inflatable kayak.

The reason for no longer using the canoe is age.

Don't want to heart ourselves getting it off/on.

Younger age wasn't a problem.

 

The canoe has a roller wheel that rolls along the track.

There are stops in front that keep the canoe from shifting side to side.

Also on the rear roof rack are stops that do the same.

I use ratchet straps to hold the canoe in place.

There is a short chain up front that acts as a safety tie down.

 

My system has worked very well and with the 40# lifters the top goes up OK.

 

Frank

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#92 Taku

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:49 PM

Thanks for posting them again. that is a creative way to load a canoe. I have the parts to make that work already. Just as soon as I finish all the other projects!


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#93 Vic Harder

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 02:09 AM

what is the central channel made out of?
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#94 Lighthawk

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:31 AM

 

I don't carry it any more I now have a inflatable kayak.

 

 

What sort of inflatable did you get, Frank?


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#95 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:28 PM

Andy several years ago I purchased an "Advanced Elements" tandem from AirKayaks.com  out of Napa.

It's the "convertible model "blue" #AE1007DS. REI used to carry that brand but don't think they do any longer.

I got the basic kit about 1000$. It includes paddles lumbar seats and a "ridged" floor.

There is a less expensive model but doesn't come with the same ridged floor.

It's a two person and you can also get "skirts" if you order the next upgrade kit.

There are some pictures of it in my travel blog. Go to 2013 "new kayak on Union Lk.

We really haven't used it much but it is a great alternative to the canoe or a hard kayak.

One other reason we don't carry the canoe.In traveling out of state it's a real pain to stop and get it inspected.

Several states after leaving Ca. require you to have your boats inspected.And may charge you to just carry it through their state.

 

I am all for the non spread of invasive critters but it's still a pain to go through the "hoops" when you are just traveling.

Frank


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:36 AM

My new Delta 12-10 kayak on Hidden Lake, BC this weekend:

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#97 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:53 AM

The Delta looks like a nice light touring boat.  Congrats!


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:22 AM

Thanks, I am enjoying it so far!


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:47 AM

Sugar Lake, BC. 

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