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Re: UP for Canoes Too
Posted by terry on May 2, 2005
Loading a wooden kayak upside down would, I think, risk a cracked deck as you're dealing with thinner wood and only one layer of glass (if that). I use stackers, but load the boats on their bottoms, tilted to the side a bit to allow them to rest on the flat part of the bottom.
I also put a small carabiner on the grab loop of the cockpit cover to keep it attached if it works loose.
The stackers are important to keep the boats stable, otherwise, they have a tendency to suddenly shift from side to side. This can be quite unnerving when you're driving.
In Response to: Re: UP for Canoes Too by Mac on May 2, 2005