Seattle Sports Quick Kit Cartop Canoe Carrier Kit

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Specs about Seattle Sports Quick Kit Cartop Canoe Carrier Kit

  • Material: Four 4x4x7” foam blocks, one 15’ nylon utility strap, two 15’ nylon bow and stern tie-down straps, four steel bumper hooks
  • Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz.
  • Made in United States of America

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by jackrabbit from WI/Chicago on Sunday, August 9, 2015
I don't have a factory rack, so these are a great budget option. They are serviceable for non-highway speed driving with a canoe. I ditched the bumper hook straps right away - they might work, but having witnessed a canoe fly off a car on the freeway some time ago, I will always prefer ropes or non-... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by jackrabbit from WI/Chicago on Sunday, August 9, 2015
    I don't have a factory rack, so these are a great budget option. They are serviceable for non-highway speed driving with a canoe. I ditched the bumper hook straps right away - they might work, but having witnessed a canoe fly off a car on the freeway some time ago, I will always prefer ropes or non-stretch straps that go through my car's frame. The pads fit over our boats gunnels, and are good for protecting the car and canoe from scratching. Safety is limited only by the quality of your tie down job and wind speed. Im using them for shuttles at River take-out back to our racked trip car, and for in town trips to local water.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by The raccoon paddler from Madison, WI on Thursday, July 30, 2015
    ...but only barely. I used this on the roof on my Hyundai Accent. It sets up easily and certainly looks classier than a couple pool noodles wedged under the canoe. On an ~400 mile trip however, I had one of the blocks actually blow loose. Stability with 3 blocks and the three straps was still good, but it was a bit disconcerting. I believe the channels in the blocks on the car facing side are to accommodate rack bars, or something, but it'd be nice if there were a way to secure the blocks to the roof, and not just rely on the canoe to keep them in place. While everything seems solid, at freeway speeds gusts cause the canoe to move around a fair amount since the foam yields. I believe this allows the unweighting of some blocks and allows them to be blown loose. Still, for the BarnBurner price I paid, they're decent.

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  • Question “Would these also be good for a kayak?”
    Asked on 10/17/2015 1:26:35 PM by C from NYC
    • Answer Well. you might pull it off, but I would not. They fit on the gunnels (side edges) of the canoe. I don't think you could stabilize a kayak on these. Kayaks would need a long foam bar or curved cradle shape under each end instead.
      Answered on 10/17/2015 5:41:34 PM by jackrabbit from WI/Chicago
    • Answer Possibly, but it would really depend on the cockpit rim. The foam blocks are designed to slip onto the gunwales of the canoe and most kayaks I've seen would not have a deep enough lip to sit securely in it. Another consideration is the width of the craft and where the blocks will be placing weight on your vehicles roof. With a canoe, the blocks sit closer to the edge of the roof where there's greater strength. A kayak might sit closer to the center, potentially denting the roof, especially when you tighten the tie-downs.
      Answered on 10/18/2015 7:54:07 AM by The raccoon paddler from Madison, WI