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By:Jim Eisenmenger
Date: 6/26/2001, 2:17 pm
In Response To: A poor-man's roof rack (Mark)

I have a factory roof rack and slit my noodle only 3/4 of the way through - it then slips right onto the rack crossbar. I agree; if you strap it down tight, the "noodle rack" is solid as a rock.

: As I put my finishing touches on my Panache, I realized that my "kayak
: fund" was about empty and I had not purchased any type of roof rack
: cradles or padding to transport my beloved yak to the lake yet. So,
: inspired by my daughter playing in her backyard kiddie pool with a foam
: water noodle, I ran up to the store and purchased a $3.99 foam noodle. I
: cut it down the middle length-wise, giving me two semi-circular tubes. I
: strapped these securely (flat side facing the car, curved side facing the
: yak) to the kayak and then strapped the whole boat to the top of our cars.
: One car has a factory-rack on it, the other car does not. The cheep
: padding works perfectly and protects both the cars and kayak. I suppose I
: could spend $40 for foam blocks or a few hundred for Thule/Yakima gear,
: but the $4 option seems to do the trick just fine.

: Hope this helps some other 'budget builders.'
: -Mark

: p.s. - the initial voyage of the Panache was great! It takes almost no effort
: to move through the water. Great design, Rob.

Messages In This Thread

A poor-man's roof rack
Mark -- 6/26/2001, 10:21 am
Re: foam pipe insulation works well, too *NM*
Ross Sieber -- 6/26/2001, 2:25 pm
great minds think alike...
Jim Eisenmenger -- 6/26/2001, 2:17 pm
Re: If you can build a boat, you can build a rack!
Tony -- 6/26/2001, 11:47 am
Re: If you can build a boat, you can build a rack! *Pic*
Bill Boyd -- 6/26/2001, 3:21 pm
Re: See if this link works *Pic*
Shawn Baker -- 6/26/2001, 4:54 pm
Re:Thanks Shawn ..MS Browser VooDoo (O.T.)
Bill Boyd -- 6/26/2001, 7:48 pm
Re: If you can build a boat, you can build a rack!
Mark -- 6/26/2001, 12:50 pm
Another poor-man's roof rack
Mike Nicholson -- 6/26/2001, 11:10 am
Re: And a mod to that...
Don Beale -- 6/27/2001, 10:46 am