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Berger
Posted: Mar 10, 2019 - 10:37 pm


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The easiest way to car port a kayak is if you own a small truck or a van.
I port mine in a Dodge Caravan, juts stow the seats and yak goes inside.
I still need to keep the back door open, but no lifting required.

In order to lift tha kayak in top of the car you have to fit the kayak in a such way to remove everthing from it durin gthe transportation.
It is duable, not a big deal.
There are so many options today for rod holders, fish finders and down riggers, the sky is the limit.

Have fun and safe paddling/pedaling/trolling.

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MikeM
Posted: Mar 11, 2019 - 06:53 am


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Haha that is easy


Id have to measure but I think my yak would need to be under 12 to fit in my minivan. I think that would be with no passenger and the yak right up against the windshield too. Ill just keep roof racking for now.

I am thinking of a secure way to get 2 yaks to the spring lake st. Clair events. I might rent a utility trailer and borrow a vechile with a hitch.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 - 04:54 am


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QUOTE (Chrome Bullets @ Mar 09, 2019 - 12:37 am)
Being as heavy as it is I still car top this. Motors, batteries, accessories and holders are for the most part removable. In the top pic, you can see the straps on my Murano still from me pulling this off the top. I just threw it all together quick for a pic.

My reasons....

I can take this to places where motorboats are not allowed. I dont have to pay insurance. I dont have to get this registered. I dont need a trailer or hitch. I dont pay for parking as most places you have to if you have a trailer... it light enough i can still pick it up and throw it on my car. I am a big guy and its not easy but its about exercise. Versatility and maneuverability for me. As for storage, this is literally in my living room on the wall for the winter. Can you guys put ur boats on ur living room wall to stare at them in envy all winter hhmmmm lol? Drives me nuts and makes me want to fish more but hey, i got tons of epic yak fishing vids to watch.

This is stable and has never come close to flipping... knock on wood. I do see guys out there in tinners in some chop. Quite honestly the way they hold on tight makes me worry for them more than I worry about myself. Lake Ontario is not forgiving. Being able to maneuver like I do has got me out of some sticky situations.

You watch these guys on their big boat hook a fish and drag the fish to them behind the boat. No matter how big that fish is the boat will drag it... on a yak even the smallest of kings will rock the yak and start to pull you. Big kings will turn you right around. Then you are holding on to the chariot of chrome nation with ur heart dam near pounding out of your chest. You will never experience that from a tinner or boat.... never. Not to mention I am out there just as far and in the same conditions as the charter boats wrecking the same fish. Id rather turn on a dime and chase for the rush.....have to experience it to understand I guess

I started out with the basics. Everything added to this just ensures i have the experience of a lifetime every time. Motor to ensure I hit the speeds as you cannot maintain a 2.5 mph troll for 8 hrs with hands and legs alone.

I also believe a kayak (sit-on-top aka SOT kayak in particular) is better than a tinner in that both kayak and tinner can flip over on water, but:

With a SOT kayak, there is no place on the yak that collects/accumulates water. If it flips over, it floats 100% on water, and you simply flip it back, and that's that. And that's what happened to my kayak (a WILDERNESS SYSTEMS TARPON 100 10-foot SOT kayak) that I once managed to flip it over on Lake Ontario at night, and I myself simply flipped it back, and climbed back onto it...

With a tinner, if it flips over, try flip it back yourself, and get back into it (hopefully it is not like a bathtub full of water:-)!!!!

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 - 02:55 pm


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I am not a kayaker. But I love fishing more than I love a Victoria's Secret commercial. As a 17 year-old teenager, my buddy and I would hike through thick forests for an hour to get to secluded fishing spots. And the fishing would be unbelievable. I want to go back there, 40 years later, with a kayak or a float tube. This kayak thing has really got my interest. But I can tell from the outset that kayaking will become an expensive addiction for me - albeit a healthy addiction. The first thing on the list of things to buy for my kayak is a Ford 150 for hauling my kayak. And Gentlemen, please don't tell wifey that this purchase is coming. Remember, I will be buying the 150 for hauling firewood for our home

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Posted: Mar 12, 2019 - 09:12 pm


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With a F150 you can handle any type of kayak easy.
Good choice.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 11:55 pm


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Good to hear.....I already have the F150.....I am half way home......now to spring the kayak on her......lol.....she thinks I already have to many toys.

Arnie

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Chrome Bullets
Posted: Mar 19, 2019 - 02:40 am


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QUOTE (longfish @ Mar 15, 2019 - 01:55 am)
Good to hear.....I already have the F150.....I am half way home......now to spring the kayak on her......lol.....she thinks I already have to many toys.

Arnie
Easy solution bud,... buy her one. Then she may not complain as much.

I was constantly getting the 5th degree about how much I am out and away fishing.... So I bought her one so she can come too lol.

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