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Any Kayakers here?

What's your setup and how do you carry it on your truck?

I have an OK Prowler Trident Angler.. I do a lot of kayak fishing off the Gulf Coast.

Here's my yak - I've since added a fish finder



How I used to carry it



How I carry it now. I just use foam blocks that have slits in them that fit the factory cross bars perfectly. Using the tailgate as a ramp, i'm able to just push the kayak up onto the roof with little effort. However, I am interesting in other options, so please post up your methods.





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ME and my sister just started for fun in the ocean. It's just a little perception sport 8' sit on kayak.

I carry it on the bed since my truck is so tall, and I'm too lazy to lift it up that high





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Kayaking is great fun!

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ME and my sister just started for fun in the ocean. It's just a little perception sport 8' sit on kayak.

I carry it on the bed since my truck is so tall, and I'm too lazy to lift it up that high



Kayaking is great fun!

shrock sticker looks good on the kayak!

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I have a Perception Corsica S. It will fit in the bed. I haven't done white water in a while, though.

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We have 2 inexpensive 10 footers we picked up on a great deal at Costco a few years back. We're just 5 minutes from where we launch, all low speed back roads, so I just tie them down in the bed of the truck. I have the 5 ft bed, and with the tailgate down, they hang over a little over 3 ft. I only do this in daylight, short distance, they are securely tied down, bright yellow, with red tie down straps flapping behind, so pretty obvious to anyone following me. Haven't had an issue yet...








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i had a 12' sit in and a 10' sit in, i just strapped the to the factory roof rack with out the foam blocks that you have. they hung over the sides of the rack a little but they were secure. i tied the front to the tow hook and the rear tied down to some hooks in the bed. mine were not outfitted like yours so they were light enought to just lift up and sit on the roof from the sides. there's a million possibilities for hauling them around though. good luck.

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Old Town Cayuga130 goes into the 6' bed with a cheap "bed extender" bought at harbor freight (Truck Bed Extender - Save on this Pickup Truck Bed Extender) with walmart camp-mat foam glued to the top to hold up the back end. Works well. I could get by with using only two tie downs if I wasn't mildly ocd.


ETA: next time I load it up I'll snap a pic. I use the same set up for a 14' old town canoe.
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I got a bed extender to haul my kayak. I just tried it out for the first time today and worked great.

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I got a bed extender to haul my kayak. I just tried it out for the first time today and worked great.

I was just looking for one of these. Where did you get yours?

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