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canoe haulin'

Postby viper24k » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:52 am

i bought a 17 foot canoe this summer and my problem is that i have a honda accord for me getaround car..... i have been hauling it around on the roof of my accord and i've found that the racks that you can put on the roof are like 5-6 hundred bux........ any suggestions on a rooftop carrier?
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Postby hm_palmer » Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:54 am

Get a truck. :laughing:
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:28 am

They sell foam block and rope sets to haul canoes with at more sporting stores. ****'s has a bunch of them. Make sure you tye them well. I used one with out the side brace and a gust of wind blewit over the side will going 50 MPH. :eek: That was scary.
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Postby viper24k » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:22 pm

funny hm palmer they call you palmer for a reason??? Youre first name Rosie by any chance
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Postby hm_palmer » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:36 pm

Actually they call me Harry, its not my real name but thats what they call me at work.
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Postby viper24k » Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:01 pm

wheres bremerton harry
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Postby hm_palmer » Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:54 pm

Bremerton is in Washington State just across from Seattle.
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Postby viper24k » Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:00 pm

what kinda ducks does a guy like you see out there?
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Postby JJ McGuire » Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:16 am

I agree with Bob for the short term you can use the foam blocks and I also agree with Harry for the long term get a truck. :salude:
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Postby viper24k » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:46 am

oh for sure getting a truck......but long run is the key phrase......just got married so i'm a little strapped for cash.... thanks for the advice guys
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Postby hm_palmer » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:56 am

Out here I see a wide variety of ducks. You name it I see it out here.
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Postby canadagoose » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:12 pm

The foamies work fine for carrying a canoe. When I lived in Canada and did a decent amount of canoeing, that's the only thing I ever used on a Honda Civic hatchback. Just be sure you tie the front and back down, as well as run two straps over the middle of the canoe on the roof. Cinch it down tight, and you'll be fine. Shouldn't cost you more than $20 or maybe $30 I'd think.
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:16 am

I used to use mine on a 17' canoe and had a buddy help me get in on and off. I don't think I could get it up there on foamers with out help and not scratching the car. A work truck with a roof rack worked great too. Now a pickup is easier, except that 17' hangs out a long way.
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roof rack

Postby hoover » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:06 am

try this....i just ran a search on ebay.... typed in "roof rack". a bunch of stuff comes up that you can look over to see if it will fit your car. there was a thule roof rack ending in an hour with the highest bid at $75. be patient and something will come along that will work. good luck !! i picked up a rack a few years ago for $45 on ebay.
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Postby viper24k » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:29 pm

thanks hoover......i've tried ebay but if you pulled one for 45 i might hafta hold out for a little bit
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:43 pm

Viper.... I use the foamers and love them

They are cheep, easy to find, and work well.


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Postby Bduckin » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:30 pm

I would stick with the foam its cheap and it works. What I would stay away from are ropes. They suck and they take to much time. Get yourself a set of straps. They are super fast, you dont have to worry about getting knots out and you can get them much tighter than you will ever get a rope.

Just remember when you put the straps over the middle of the canoe and through the door keep the doors open. Dont go through the windows, unless you like getting in and out dukes of hazard style. Learned that one the hard way.
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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:39 pm

bunjie cords? :mrgreen:
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:28 pm

How old is the honda? if it is old enough to have rain gutters, they make tons of racks that'll fit. And for cheap! As far as the foam and the straps go, it'll probably be your cheapest bet.
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Postby Greg Wile » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:43 am

I'm just an echo of what you have already been told , the foam blocks work great and yes the ratchet type of strapes are easier and better than the ropes. Good luck with what ever you choose.
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