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Don't know what you are thinking there.
My painters are typically no more than 12 feet long. There is often plenty of length to loop one around a thwart and rack bar multiple times. To go around a thwart once and back to a rack crossbar requires only about 5 to 10 feet depending on the length of the boat. Sure, one can use a very short stub line tied to a thwart and directly to a rack crossbar behind it and not run it to the canoe stem, but what is the point when the painter is already there?
My rear rack attachment to my truck cap is quite secure as it uses artificial rain gutter brackets doubly bolted through the cap. All of the lifting force that tends to strip a canoe off a vehicle along with the rack is at the front.
Wall Mount Boat Racks
Classic Freestanding Rack
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