Might not help your problem, but off the top I see one thing that is different from how I strap down. I always run the straps around the boat to inside of the saddle or glide pad mounts, as well as wrapping the strap around the crossbar once before it gets to the buckle. Your straps are outside and not taken up an extra time before the buckle, providing more length for the boat to move around in.
Bingo, thanks for the quick response.
I also tie off the end of the strap beyond the cam to the rail and tie that down, though this may be something you normally do but is not pictured here.
We tuck them in the front doors or the rear hatch.
I am seeing bow lines in one photo, yes? So that part not a factor.
Are the straps positioned over or near a bulkhead in back? If they can be, it’ll give you a shot at tightening them down what may seem like hard. And in general the Brit boats have more reinforcement in front of the cockpit than N American manufactured boats. For rescues. You may be able to pull a bit tighter forward than you could with the Lincoln.
Yes, they are in the rear on both boats! I don’t think so in the front.
Spread the saddles a bit wider so it cups the chine
I wondered about that. You can see in the photo where the boat has already rotated the saddle also rotated to conform to the chine better.
I haven’t seen SPT straps in some time. Good stuff that’s no longer made.
They are KanuLock straps. Which reminds me, I need to order a key, I bent one. And nobody noticed the blue hair tie? That’s how we tell the 2 differently keyed straps apart. Blue is for boys… :- )
Added to running the straps interior of the saddles, if the strap is long enough you could also make an extra lap around the kayak.
Rather than just tying off the pigtail of extra strap, I prefer to use the strap to be holding the kayak on. A strap that just goes over the top is covering 180 degrees of boat.
I think I can do that, our straps are pretty long, but I’m not certain.
Thanks everybody! I should be able to try that soon. It might not be the next trip. I actually need to get to Home Depot for some aluminum angle iron to adjust my carrier. I used a piece of flat aluminum to prevent the saddles from rotating on the round tube but that’s just not working out. So I’ll angle iron but I need to notch it and paint and then drill it and tomorrow may be a nice paddling day. :- )