Hal Hammond Posted July 15, 2022 Report Share Posted July 15, 2022 I’ve been wondering what the best approach is to cartopping skin on frame kayaks. We’re headed back from the UP of Michigan to Colorado with two Ravenswood kayaks on the roof of our minivan. They traveled ok from Denver to Michigan sitting in 9 ft long racks with V saddles mounted to Thule square bars. Initially I had 1/2 rope running through pool noodles to span the V saddles but the noodles left impressions on the decks when the kayaks were cinched down tightly so I switched yo 1 1/2” nylon webbing. Ok so far. For long distance travel on the interstate, add a binge around the bow to help dampen vibrations and buffeting. I also shrink wrap the cockpits to keep wind and debris out. What’s you solution—any advice or tips? I feel like I might be overdoing it but I was concerned about shaking the lashed joints and/or having the wind blow up the skin like a large ballon. HH Sorry—images loaded upside down. I’ll take some more pics… Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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