80s With Canoes

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by ewillis, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. matty_sunn1

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    This is from the last summer, Stock 80 minus the super cheap amazon roof racks.
    We sideload it but I'll have to see how the wife does not that we have the lift and some new tires.



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  2. samtoddlee

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    is yours the 14 or 16ft model and double ended or square stern? No issues with the Inti rack? I just think of the front being really high and I haul 'em a few hundred miles. thanks.
     
  3. LS1FJ40

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    14’. I have an add on cross bar that @reevesci aka Trail Tailor made for me when he built my rack. It clamps on and tightens down with Allen head screws. This brings it up closer to level. I have Malone pads on the bar that make it easier to slide it up on the rack.

    I haven’t had any issues with driving with it. I regularly drive 100-200 miles with it strapped down with two ratchet straps.

    Mine is double ended. I have the trolling motor attachment that can be removed/added on.

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    How about with 2 canoes, 3 kayaks, and all the gear for my scout troop[​IMG]
     
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  5. LS1FJ40

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    Here it is loaded up. I guess I used three ratchet straps. Pretty close to level.

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    Here is my son standing in it. No worries.

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  6. Red Merle

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    Love the punt pole. Does yours have a duck bill end on it to push through marsh muck?
     
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    LSJ1FJ40 thanks so much for the additional pics and info. I'll call Trail Tailor and see if he can get me a similar rear bar! I've been looking at the Sportspal for years.
     
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  8. Tools R Us

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    This is on a '40, not sure how many canoes it would take on an '80?
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  9. Red Merle

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    That is some extensive engineering.
     
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    :eek: OMG you have to post pics of this contraption in the water!
     
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    BTW, thanks for the 4 pages of cruiser porn. Minus that hairy heep!
     
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    This reminds me of the Aussie video of that dude crossing the river with a raft/40...
     
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    do you know if Thule makes bars this long? how long are they anyway? thanks.
     
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    Thule makes a 78" square bar. That's the same as the Yakima length. Yakima does a 48", 58", 66" and the 78" bars for the old roundies. Thule does a 50", 58", 65" and 78" bar. You need 78" to fit two boats in most cases.

    The ones in the pic are 78" round bars attached to 1A raingutter towers.
     
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    First pic is of my current 80. Second pic is with my second 80. Same canoe, Old Town Discovery 158

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    Ok. not a canoe. That's a 10'6 SUP on the prinsu, with a single cam strap at the fat point, and an '86 Hobie Holder 14 (The Hawk's Trident) on the rusty barge trailer.

    Note the extensive rehab I did on the front part of the trailer...wire wheeled it for a hot second and dusted it with a light coat of rusty metal primer...that reflects about 5 minus of work, 8 months ago. Works great for the 2 mile journey to the boat ramp. I'm pretty sure the wheel bearings are lubricated exclusively with metal flake and rust powder.

    It does have brand new, submersible LED lights (only the best.)

    I'm not going to talk about the faded blue gel coat on the boat either...it'll buff right up...I know.
    Nor am I going to talk about the gold wheel caps...those have been painted...finally

    And yes, I use an inflatable shark as a warning flag. It was red at some point, it's now pinkish.

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    do you use your old town Camper for fishing? i have same model but is yours a 15 or a 16?
     
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    18' We-non-ah Kevlar Spirit II on a Tradesman roof rack. Very easy to load and unload by myself as the canoe is actually very light and it travels well up on the roof

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