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Looking at paddle in the Buffalo River the weekend of April 20, 21, 22… I am solo and desire others for safety….please respond if interested in day trips
"Also, a tip on aligning the straps. If you put one or two twists in the strap it won't tend to buzz like they do at higher speeds when tightened without a twist...where they act like a musical reed and vibrate like a swamp of angry, giant bees. " -Wavetamer
I've gone from a 16 years old tried & true Subaru Outback (which I loaded my kayaks from the rear) to a taller Forester.
Hmmm -- I thought: The Yakima Bars are Strong & Rock Solid.. and I need something to slide my kayak UP & OFF from the side
without scratching my Forester or coming into contact with it in any way... Hmmm... Why not stretch one of my extra 9' NRS
cinch straps between & around the 2 bars and cinch it up TIGHT -- I can LAY the bow of my kayak a couple of feet beyond/above the strap.. and up it'll go... BINGO! (Did you notice the Uni-Saddle 'support' extension which I also created ... I got that idea from noticing how tandem bicycles are sometimes transported... That required quite a lot more design 'engineering' to make it compatible
for use involving BOTH Yakima Bars...)
Bill Thomas - Retired Park Ranger - Oregon State Parks
Hi, I asked Celia to take down my topic as I couldn't find a way to do it.. Getting afraid it would get political. I should have anticipated that.... Sorry, Rick
Only 5 or 6" of offset (of the Yakima Bars) to the right beyond the factory roof rack is needed.
I have more (10") because it works superbly well... Also note that the front of my Yakima Rack
is even with the Back of the right front passenger door frame of my Subaru Forester -- making it
impossible to 'whack' the head of a passenger riding with me. Take a 2nd look at all the photos!
Registration is now open and the forms are on line for both the Wisconsin Canoe Symposium in June and the Adirondack Canoe Symposium in July. For information and registration forms for both, go to www.freestylecanoeing.com.
Spring here in East Coast Canada but our harbour is still frozen. It's spring for most of nature not just us paddlers. Here is something unique I noticed a week ago. https://lostcaper.ca/this-eagle-has-a-problem/