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Canoe/Kayak hauling with soft top

Does anyone have a soft top and also bring a canoe or a kayak anywhere? I was thinking breaking out the welder and rigging up some sort of exo- cage. It would be strictly to mount a rack of some sort and not for any type of safety. Any ideas??
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Does anyone have a soft top and also bring a canoe or a kayak anywhere? I was thinking breaking out the welder and rigging up some sort of exo- cage. It would be strictly to mount a rack of some sort and not for any type of safety. Any ideas??
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I've got a soft top and have thought about it..what I'd probably do is put an extension on the hitch and hang it off the back.
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I've got a soft top and have thought about it..what I'd probably do is put an extension on the hitch and hang it off the back.
Never thought about that!! Sounds a lot easier then an exo cage

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with the soft top you'll have a hard time mounting anything up there. a hitch carrier would have to be awfully big. you'd probably be better off with a cheap trailer if you can swing it.

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with the soft top you'll have a hard time mounting anything up there. a hitch carrier would have to be awfully big. you'd probably be better off with a cheap trailer if you can swing it.


Something like this might work... but if I can find a Trailer dirt cheap on CL that may be a better option. Easier to to load also.

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Ah, good idea. Still, that looks terribly cumbersome

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Ah, good idea. Still, that looks terribly cumbersome
Yeah I know. I live literally 2 minutes away from the lake I mainly go to, but I also head to the beach (bout an hour away).
The rack in the pic actually swings down so you can load it easily


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I installed 2 adjustable ladder racks. In this case I attached a roof basket, but I can attached any heavy load to them. I'd like to eventually wrap it with canvas to make a soft top.




With the shell on, I attached heavy duty roof rack rain gutter mounts with the basket on top.


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I installed 2 adjustable ladder racks. In this case I attached a roof basket, but I can attached any heavy load to them. I'd like to eventually wrap it with canvas to make a soft top.




With the shell on, I attached heavy duty roof rack rain gutter mounts with the basket on top.

Doesn't seem like your pictures are working. I'd like to see that!

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This is one reason I have a pickup too...

I have fit one kayak in the back of the Bronco, and have seen a pic of two crammed in there. These are 10 foot long yaks.

I would try to find an old jetski trailer, as they are small and light, and have plenty of tie-down options.

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Still not working. Where are you hosting the pics? I use supermotors, but it's painfully slow sometimes. Others use photobucket. You've got the IMG tags correct, it's just a bad link. If it's not the actual picture page url, the embed won't work.

I can see the pic of your truck and rack in your signature though

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makerneat appears to be trying to use something direct from FSB.

here's a pic from his FSB Garage, although I don't know if that's one of the 2 he was trying to use.

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I can see the pics right now in my previous post. You can't?

I followed the HOW TO POST PICTURES on how to post fullsize pics. When I hit PREVIEW POST button they are displayed fine.

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I can see the pics right now in my previous post. You can't?

I followed the HOW TO POST PICTURES on how to post fullsize pics. When I hit PREVIEW POST button they are displayed fine.
I can't see them. Shows a "broken image" symbol kinda thing.

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I can see the pics right now in my previous post. You can't?

I followed the HOW TO POST PICTURES on how to post fullsize pics. When I hit PREVIEW POST button they are displayed fine.
not sure why you're seeing them and we aren't, unless it's referring to something in your browser cache that we can't see.
you appear to be using the attach image feature and then, posting the enlarged image... but usually that only works with the thumbnail attachment still visible. if you remove the attachment thumbnail, the larger pic reference is lost... I think.

if you go into UserCP > Miscellaneous > Attachments: you should see all the images you've uploaded to your profile on the forum. If they're still there, then I'm not sure what's wrong... but if they aren't, you may have deleted them attempting to clean up your post. You can find the image URL in there as well and use it to post and re-post images already uploaded to your profile.

this is why we have the testing area, but since you are seeing it and we are not... the confusion is understandable.
I'll delete all this unrelated info later to clean the thread up.

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