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  Hatchback transportation/Modular Kayaks/
  Posted by: cangarooo on May-18-13 9:45 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

In the market for a Kayak but have issues with transportation of same..drive a 2001 Hyundai GS 2-door hatchback, can't do the straps because of only 2 rollable windows...roofrack and roof extension bar etc. will run me up to about 500.00 bucks...not an option since I don't know how much longer I will have this car (hopefully some more years).

Can you transport a kayak inside car with the hatchback open and tied down? or is there a carbonmonoxide poising issue? Thanks so much!

I like the Ocean and Perception kayaks but how to transport...so I am looking at the Point65 modular Tequila because of easy transport..any experiences?
Tracking is good or bad?

Live in FL and would do mostly rivers or ocean (no surf)

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  there are many options
  Posted by: trvlrerik on May-18-13 10:20 PM (EST)
You might be interested at looking at fold-able (Folbot) kayaks for easy interior of car storage. There are also inflatables that may fit your storage needs also.
I think you will find that a sectional SOT kayak is still going to take up more room than you think.
 
 
  Most racks can be moved to new cars
  Posted by: Kocho on May-18-13 11:10 PM (EST)
Yakima - you need a set of new rubber feet and brackets. Or if you go the route with permanently mounted roof rails or landing pads, you just need a new set. Yes, not cheap, but if you shop around it won't be more than a couple of hundred bucks, especially if you buy some parts used (the bars and kayak attachments come-up used often).

I'm sure other brands offer similar options to move or share racks between cars.
 
 
  article - kayaks for small living places
  Posted by: Peter-CA on May-18-13 11:30 PM (EST)
There was an article on kayaks and small living place sin Issue 9 of California Kayaker Magazine. Much that was said there is just as true for those with trouble transporting kayaks. Can be read online for free at
http://www.calkayakermag.com/magazine.html

Keep in kind - many of the options for smaller kayaks (sectionals, folding,m etc.) significantly add to the cost of the kayak. In the end, it may be cheaper to spend the money for a rack.
 

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