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Soft Roof Racks

Post by Charlie8003 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:07 am

Hi guys hope I’m not asking too many dumb questions.

I am planning on upgrading car mid year to a 4wd Ute so dont want to invest to much into my heap of junk Lancer has anybody used soft racks for transporting a 10ft Kayak?
Are they safe or steer clear?

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Post by e.welch » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:22 pm

Mate theirs never a stupid question IMO I can’t help you much but some other members from here can


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Post by slotzz » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:48 pm

I've got soft roof racks for my 10ft stand-up paddle board - I drive a a Mitsi ASX so not the biggest of roof coverage but seems to hold up alright for the short trips I've taken it on. Yet to see how they hold up going at speeds 80+km/h

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Post by 4liters » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:37 pm

I'd be a bit careful on the freeway but they're probably ok if you use enough straps - bow, stern and one each around the yak and through the window where the roof racks sit
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Post by Seniorfisho » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:21 pm

I've been using them for years but I don't trust the tie downs they come with so I just bought 2 ratchet straps and I've driven as far as Horsham at 110kph without a problem

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Post by SteveoTheTiger » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:28 pm

I used to carry a mini mal surfboard with soft roofracks without any problems. Just be sensible on the freeway and consider a stern and bow line for extra support and safety and you should be ok.
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Post by cheaterparts » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:17 pm

while there are better ways I have used the soft racks when I first started kayak fishing - that was on a 4.1 meter kayak and they did the job
I use to run a rope tied to the front of the kayak down to the bumper area and didn't worry about the back

I upgraded to a set of second hand roof racks after about 9 months

of cause now days I use a trailer after the first kayak carrier got a fair amount of rust from dropping salt water over it all the time and the kayaks I use now have grown in length
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