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Car top carrier... upside down or right side up?
April 19, 2013
11:32 pm
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Hobbanero
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I have seen several pics on the forum with boats on car top carriers in both orientations.
When I met Blake at the Louisville boat show, he said to always load it upside down.
That means I have to remove the seat. Also means that I have to be careful if I install anything on the top of the gunwales.
Any thoughts?

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April 20, 2013
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I load mine upside down and your right nothing installed unless you want it falling out. I cannot speak for doing it right side but it does not take too long to put the seats and accessories on. I did scratch the top of my van a couple of times with my NuCanoe a couple of times.

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April 20, 2013
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I load mine right side up. I is just easier for me to do it that way. and it rides just fine. Two ratchet straps and go.

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September 7, 2013
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Nobody,
I’m assuming you still take off the seats correct?

September 8, 2013
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The Jeep died so this is the next victim.

In this pic the Frontier is empty. But I have been on occasion leaving it in. I tend to set up as much as I can before I load it. But I normally only have a 30 minute ride to my fishing hole.

September 8, 2013
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Nice ride Joe.SmileSmile

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September 16, 2013
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The bottom part is not as rigid as top, with straps pulling down there will be a lot of pressure on the floor from your crossbars thus if you leave it for some time especially on a hot sun your floor can become convoluted. This rule applies for most of polythene kayaks and depends on their shape.
If you get your floor warped you can still fix it by heating up effected area and pushing floor back to its original shape.

September 17, 2013
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alexbel said

The bottom part is not as rigid as top, with straps pulling down there will be a lot of pressure on the floor from your crossbars thus if you leave it for some time especially on a hot sun your floor can become convoluted. This rule applies for most of polythene kayaks and depends on their shape.
If you get your floor warped you can still fix it by heating up effected area and pushing floor back to its original shape.

This is true but if you notice on my picture… NO CROSS BARS!

The car is old and the scrap yard will probably the next owner, so I am not worried about scratching the paint.

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