Re: cartopping a double

Posted by T. HARPER on Aug 3, 2004

We have been cartopping our Tred Avon Double for years with no problems.

Spread the load bars as far apart as possible - I use A Tule rack with standard cradles.

On my Jeep Cherokee the front strap goes over the front Cockpit but its not a problem. It rides very well.

You may want to tie a red or orange flag to the stern.

As for splitting......if you use bow and stern lines dont reef them down too tight or you will put a lot of stress on the hull. There is a lot of overhang thus a lot of leverage so be carefull there.

Good luck!

In Response to: cartopping a double by Al MacNevin on Aug 3, 2004