I am a very excited first time canoe owner. Just purchased an alumacraft Quetico 17'5". Bought it used from an outfitter for pretty cheap. I did, however, use up all the money that was so graciously allotted to me by my wife. We are 24 years old and in the process of buying a home so I am just grateful that I got a boat at all. Now, it occurs to me that I do need a way to transport it, as it does not float in my front yard, and if it did, there are no fish there.
Due to budget constraints,I am considering either foam blocks or a homemade rack. I have been searching on pnet and on the web to find some good/cheap homemade rack plans, without much success. Would a simple rectange made of 2x4's with some suction cups on the bottom work well enough? Or even one 2x4 at the front and back of the roof of my car? Any other low cost options I am missing? Thank you for any and all suggestions!
PS- I drive a '97 Buick Skylark if it matters. And yes, I do recognize not many 24 year olds drive Buicks, in case any were wondering