Roof racks for Canoe - 05 Outback
Posted by: azure on Jul-11-13 12:09 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
Experienced canoeist/owner looking for experienced feedback on good canoe roof racks. 2005 Outback, so it has the factory Subaru side rails. I’m not flush right now but got to get something good up there to carry 16 footers coz I'm going nuts to get on the water. For many years had a Thule with the “canoe ends” on my old Soob. Starting from scratch now.
Round bars (Yakima) make no sense to me - tell me if I’m wrong. Just wanting to know what works well for those of you Outback folks. Will have to look secondhand – am on a low budget. Thanks - az
Classic Freestanding Rack
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Funny thing about roof racks|
Posted by: FrankNC on Jul-11-13 9:03 AM (EST)
I have had a few Thule and Yakima Racks. Round bars work just fine and if you use stackers or j cradles the Round bars let you rotate them to fit the boat rocker better or even rotate them down to fit in a parking garage. With square bars you cannot do this.
We have round bars|
Posted by: Celia on Jul-11-13 10:08 AM (EST)
On the 07 Subaru Outback and the 03 Sable wagon. Haven't experienced any problem due to their roundness carrying up to four kayaks, a canoe, kayaks and bike using rollers and saddles, stackers or just a lot of strapping (the canoe since I never got the blocks). (with bow lines) It might expand your list of available setups to consider it.
Yakima Rail Grab System|
Posted by: azure on Jul-21-13 11:09 PM (EST)
Yakima Rail Grab|
Posted by: Canuka on Jul-22-13 9:30 AM (EST)
Hook sizes |
Posted by: azure on Jul-23-13 12:18 PM (EST)
So if I buying them 2nd hand from someone - who likely will not have my car model - would I be able to get the correct "hook size" from Yakima - do ya think?
Yakima Rail Grabbers|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-22-13 12:00 PM (EST)
Hook sizes and Bar length|
Posted by: azure on Jul-23-13 12:21 PM (EST)
Don't know if I replied incorrectly but hope that someone will answer my "hook size" question above (I think.)
Hook sizes and bars|
Posted by: Canuka on Jul-23-13 10:21 PM (EST)