Avoid This! Properly Secure Your Boat with a Rack System

| June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s every paddler’s nightmare to loose their boat, especially when they’re travelling full speed down the highway. Well, this nightmare became reality for one Georgia area paddler and we thought it was a perfect time to remind everyone on how to securely transport your kayaks, SUPs & canoes with a properly set up rack system. Here’s what happened:

All of this could have easily been avoided by taking the necessary steps to ensure everything is secure. Even for the most skilled kayaker, it is important ¬†to start with the basics… so let’s do a quick review of what those steps are.

Start With The Rack System

We love racks. No matter what kind of car or truck you have, it becomes infinitely easier to transport a kayak, SUP or canoe when you have a good rack system. Over the years, we’ve put together several guides in the past that discuss rack systems for:

We love racks so much so that we even started a website dedicated to the top brands and products that help you get your toys from one place to another called¬†RackBoys.com. If you’re still lost on what rack is best for your needs or how to install the one you have securely, give us a call at (866) 208-7074 or email us at customer@rackboys.com and we will help you out.

Video Instructions: How to Properly Secure a Kayak to a Roof Rack System

A while back we released this video on how to properly secure a kayak to your roof rack. This will help walk you through the basic steps of getting your ride tied down securely.

Getting into a situation similar to the first video doesn’t need to happen – it just takes a little extra time and effort to make sure everything is done right.

If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask, just comment below!


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Category: Canoeing, Kayaking, Knowledge, Resources, SUPs

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  1. Chet Ragsdale says:

    I just purchased a truck rack for my 2012 Silverado from US Rack, the Paddler’s Rack to be exact, I also picked up two sets of Malone Sea Wings, so I can carry two Old Town Vapor 10′ yaks. My question is should I tie down the fore and aft also , as well as the two sets of straps per kayak? I assume it is just cheap insurance.

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