I am looking to buy a new Old Town Osprey Angler canoe and have become very confused about the racks. I would love a rack that I can move from one vehicle to another. The canoe is a few inches wider than the factory installed rails on at least one of the vehicles. Does anyone have any suggestions? Something that locks it in place would be preferred as well. I have no issues with purchasing a base rack but want to make sure there is a decent canoe rack that goes with it.
Any input greatly appreciated.
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Posted by: slushpaddler on May-15-13 5:41 PM (EST)
IMO when you have the rack with standard crossbars, you have all you need to haul a canoe, minus padding on the crossbars and some tie-downs.
Thule or Yakima.|
Posted by: kybishop on May-15-13 11:07 PM (EST)
Posted by: baldpaddler on May-19-13 8:19 AM (EST)
when vehicle had racks that were narrower then the canoe I have used hose clamps to mount longer cross bars to the factory crossbars. I have also seen
Canoe wider than rails|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on May-19-13 10:40 AM (EST)
Check and see, but the boat being wider than the factory rack is often not a problem because the locations on the boat which actually sit on the cross bars are most likely narrow enough. The wide, center section of the canoe normally is not in contact with anything at all, so the rack need not be as wide as that.