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I've been looking for a new boat and I think I'll end up with the Perception Sport Conduit 13, it has all the features I was concerned with getting but the one thing I'm not crazy about is that it weighs 50lbs. Are there any smaller paddlers on here with tips for putting a 50lb boat on a car by yourself? My current boat is 40lb 10ft rec boat and sometimes I have trouble getting it onto my car (04 Malibu). I was wondering though since the weight is spread out over 3 more feet if maybe it would be easier or about the same as the 10 foot?
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Easiest trick: A bath mat|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Aug-31-13 1:11 PM (EST)
I will |
Posted by: kvw1988 on Aug-31-13 8:11 PM (EST)
be trying this, thanks!
longer is easier|
Posted by: celia on Aug-31-13 2:24 PM (EST)
You slide the boat up, l can do 65 lb boats this way. Longer makes it easier. Take a look at theamagansett roller loader. Worth the money.
If the boat is long enough one |
Posted by: rpg51 on Sep-01-13 8:30 PM (EST)
Malone Seawings and a bathmat!|
Posted by: DetroitTigerFan on Sep-04-13 12:09 PM (EST)
I'm 5'2", drive a Nissan Altima and have a 12' kayak that weighs 50lb. I have an INNO roof rack with the square crossbars and Malone SeaWings. The 'bath mat' method works well for me.
Rug or bath Mat|
Posted by: tnave2322 on Sep-04-13 3:47 PM (EST)
I have a SUV and I'm short, so I use the Thule extension bar, the rug/mat and a step stool. I use the rug differently that others I'm guessing. I put two rope loops in the rug and loop them over my load bars (thule). This then keeps me from scratching the car as I push it up onto the bars. It works for me.
Posted by: usantigoon on Sep-04-13 4:10 PM (EST)
This is the system I use to get my 70 lb. Tarpon on my F150..I used to try it with the Thule load bar on the side but this Telos system does it for me very nicely..
Posted by: wavespinner on Sep-04-13 5:25 PM (EST)
...the best thing about Malone is that the few times I've had issues with components, I could get ahold of a person immediately who sent a replacement without argument, delay or charge.