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Posted: Sep. 24 2007,17:29

Well, for a mere $427 you can go all out and get a Thule 897XT Hullavator! Of course, you could get a nice used kayak for a little more than that.
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Posted: Sep. 25 2007,08:56

My rig, 4 board, soft surf board rack.. $14 bucks including shipping from ebay. Modifications pool noodle $1.42 at wally-mart to lengthen the padding.

Works great, just wicks water in heavy rain. Plan trips around the rain or stop under overpass and wait 10 minutes til rain passes.


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Posted: Sep. 25 2007,10:38

speaking of J racks .... does anyone have any comments about them? (other than being too tight to buy them) .... they don't look "secure" to me but I'm guessing I'm wrong ... are they cool at highway speeds? are they easy to load your yak on and off? ... using J's looks like the "proper" way to stow the yak ... am I right? .... please inform. thank you, thank you very much...
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Posted: Sep. 25 2007,13:40

Straight from the Yakima Site, just the Q Towers, no cross bars or locks:

Q Towers w/Q Stretch Kit
Allow(s) you to carry:

Bicycles
Snow products
Water products
Gear baskets
Cargo boxes
more info…
$371.00 USD

You must have found a set that feel off the back of a truck... I'm sticking with my surf board racks and planing trips on sunny days. Fro $371.00 I can buy a high tech paddle and a gps.


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Posted: Sep. 25 2007,13:44

I own some Yakima saddles, a Malone "vee" and a Malone J-rack.  To be honest the saddles are so superior I don't even both with the "vee" rack, but do sport a pair of J's to carry Sue Sea's yak.

I have mixed emotions.

I have never even been remotely concerned bout the saddles - which are easily adjustable so I can carry my skinny ski or my tubby canoe.  OTOH I have mixed emotions bout the "J".  A lot has to do with your strapping technique.  Depending on the height of the "J", most kayaks want to tip their way out of the J, and this does happen as the straps work loose a bit.

I finally developed a strapping method that forms a quasi-saddle and prevents this, but I'm still not a big fan.  Yet there's little doubt the J's work fine for lots of folks.

OTOH I do like the vertical "Stax" type carriers as these are high enough to prevent "tip over" and allows you carry the max number of yaks on your roof...


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Posted: Sep. 25 2007,14:44

mon capitan ... once again you have supplied a wealth of information. Many thanx.

I am gearing up for my trip and I realized that I have yet to strap on and hit the highway. I am concerned about impaling other motorists on my Mojo. I have access to a set of yakima J's and I will do a test run beforehand.

I'm not independently wealthy but I think there are some areas where you should not scrimp. I really love to DIY when it comes to yakkin, thats half the fun for me but I think a secure load is a must. I did, for some years, drive the big rigs dontchyaknow. Many things "fell off my truck" but Yakima rax did not.

I thoroughly enjoy poking fun at Tuna's rig. God knows he's made enough sport of me. And I think krash is typing in the wrong quantities at Yakima. If I remember right, I did the same thing and was befuddled. That is my real bill straight from the site. The bars can't have gone up that much ..could they?

Anyway, it looks like there will be no cone of death for me next week. Although I think it would be freakin' awesome to ride out a typhoon in Ft. Jefferson.

Never get out of the boat.
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Posted: Sep. 25 2007,14:53

I have a Thule rack that cost almost 500.00 but I wanted a rack that didn't make a mark on my new truck, and I could drive a long at a high rate of speed. Took a trip to Texas , 3000 mile round trip at 80 or better. No problems.

 The strap on works great too. I had an old Grand Marq threw the yak on and hauled ass. Did have leak. I kinda think it was like water tourture, didn't hurt but it was irritating
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Posted: Sep. 26 2007,05:57

krash .. check here

ORS Direct is where I got my racks .. $203 for the base system.
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Posted: Sep. 26 2007,06:28

Fishhead, follow through and price one out for a 2001 Honda Civic Coupe, comes up with the same $371.00 for the Qtower bases.

Please Note: Fit Guide Prices reflect our normal prices. During sale periods, any additional discounts ORS Racks Direct offers will be reflected when you add items to your cart.

   

STEP 5 of 5: View Rack Configuration  

 
2001 HONDA Civic Coupe
 

Total:  $415.00
 
Q Towers
Part # 8000124  4   0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  $138.00  $138.00  
Q Stretch Kit
Part # 8000134  0   0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  $116.00  $116.00  
48" CrossBars 58" CrossBars 66" CrossBars 78" CrossBars More Info
Part # 8000408  0   0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  $57.00  $57.00  
Q115 Clips
Part # 8000715  0   0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  $30.00  $60.00  
 
Base Total:  $371.00  

 

Thnaks for playing, I'll stick with my surf-board rack system..


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