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  Cartopping outriggers in the wind
  Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Mar-06-14 3:04 PM (EST)
 

Light outriggers are particularly difficult to get on top of a high vehicle in the wind, as TC1 described for his Jensen.

My outrigger is 22' long and, though not racing light, probably doesn't weigh more than 30 pounds. Once after paddling Mono Lake in California, with afternoon winds sweeping down the east face of the Sierra Nevadas, I could only stand next to my van in impotent fear of trying to lift the OC-1 over my head.

Finally, a car of tourists came by and I screwed up the courage to ask for help holding the canoe in place as I strapped.

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