Any tips on cartopping a 22ft by 22in tandem
on a honda odyssey factory rails with thule crossbars?
also info on overhang laws.
Here is what I did on my pickup
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The cantilevered front overhang with the nesting saddles was not for support, but for stabilization from cross winds at high speeds.
I made it out of 1" EMT and it is bolted to the cross bars and to itself.
I normally on my 18 foot yaks and most canoes never use front tie downs, but with that boat I always did.
If your tandem is a big heavy poly boat, you should probably think about rigid 3/4" galvanized pipe.
Where there is a will, there is a way !
That is similar, in principle, to the
extended cradles we used to make to carry 27’ single sculls.
I think the materials were less than $10
Not counting the saddles.