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I was wondering if there are any pictures out there of how kayaks are tied to the roof rack...I have a yakima megawarrior but just looking at what other 100 series owners have and how they carry their kayak(s). Not sure if I should try to prop it on the side or lay if flat...

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I have the FR rack and will be ordering these soon:
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I use the Thule bars with the Thule Glide and Set kayak saddles. The kayaks are flat, easy to load, and very secure. I recommend flat loading to reduce cross-wind effect and to increase overhead clearance. Fasten the straps at the kayak bulkheads to avoid deforming the hull (and don't cinch the bow and stern lines too tight.)
 

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I was wondering if there are any pictures out there of how kayaks are tied to the roof rack...I have a yakima megawarrior but just looking at what other 100 series owners have and how they carry their kayak(s). Not sure if I should try to prop it on the side or lay if flat...

Thanks in advance...

I have a Yakima system on my '99. I have bars and towers with Hully Rollers and Mako Saddles for my big fishing kayak (14') and Land Sharks for my kid's sit on top (6'). Both lay flat, hull side down.

In the pic, I am carrying one of my kid's Opti sailboat with a combo of Hully Rollers and Makos. The rollers are great for heavy/longer loads.

Sorry of the bad pic, it is the only one I could find quickly.

Let me know if you have any questions!
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A few thoughts:

-If you don't need the gear basket, ditch it. It adds extra height/wind resistance/loading difficulty.
-If you have a high dollar composite boat, get a set of saddles to protect it. If you have a polyethylene or other durable plastic boat, basic foam blocks work well or you can put it directly on the crossbars and let them tip to one side before strapping it down.
-Cam straps rock! (not ratchet straps, you can crush stuff with those :eek:)
-Space your crossbars as far apart as reasonably possible and you may not have to use bow/stern lines. How many canoe or kayak trailers do you see with endlines on all the boats?
-If you do use endlines, don't tighten them too much or you'll end up with a banana boat :doh:
-There are replacement parts available for most Yakima/Thule racks and attachments, so don't be afraid to buy used. Malone Auto Racks is another company with some good products.


Not a 100, but the idea is the same :D

11' and 12' kayaks, Sportrack 48" square bars, foam pads with square groove, cam straps
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11', 12', and 14' canoes, Yakima 66" round bars, cam straps
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2 canoes on the Yakima rack
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