Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

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jchristensen77
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Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by jchristensen77 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:04 pm

Hi Folks,

I have a bit of a dilemma. I have received two kayaks as a gift; however I have absolutely no way of getting them to the water! I will tell you that I drive a Toyota Corolla, and I don’t have any factory bars installed.

Can anyone point me the right direction (besides buying a truck) of how I can get two single-person kayaks down to the water at Highway speeds? I am willing to clunk some money down to get some factory installed rails on my roof, but I just do know the best place to start.

Thanks!
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Re: Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by pontoonman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:23 pm

From google, must be something here that will work: http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima-ca ... racks.html

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jchristensen77 wrote:Hi Folks,

I have a bit of a dilemma. I have received two kayaks as a gift; however I have absolutely no way of getting them to the water! I will tell you that I drive a Toyota Corolla, and I don’t have any factory bars installed.

Can anyone point me the right direction (besides buying a truck) of how I can get two single-person kayaks down to the water at Highway speeds? I am willing to clunk some money down to get some factory installed rails on my roof, but I just do know the best place to start.

Thanks!

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Re: Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by erhd55 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:11 pm

You might want to try calling Austin Canoe & Kayak. They have a location in Austin & San Marcos.

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Re: Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:13 pm

Yakima and Thule are the 2 best rack systems available for carrying anything from bikes, surfboards, kayaks, even enclosed carriers for general luggage. It's hard to pick between the two and if you ask people which is better it's kind of like asking a Ford or Chevy diehard which is better.
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Re: Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by d ayer » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:35 am

jchristensen77 Posted

I have a bit of a dilemma. I have received two kayaks as a gift;
I should have such a dilema!!!!!!!!!!!!!
David

jchristensen77
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Re: Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by jchristensen77 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:14 am

d ayer wrote:
jchristensen77 Posted

I have a bit of a dilemma. I have received two kayaks as a gift;
I should have such a dilema!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah.... That did sound a bit goofy.... :lol:

But thanks for the info.... I will contact Austin Canoe and Kayak...
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Re: Kayak Roof-Top Transport - Without factory installed Rails?

Post by Hook'em » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:01 am

This may be helpful for you, although you would still need Thule racks. (Not mine, I just saw it after reading your post.)

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... 3&t=138993

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