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    Default coleman 16'/prius


    my new Coleman Outback 16 on the top of my Prius the day i brought it home, Just need to take it out and get it properly wet now.

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    New car very much rhymes with Dunbar!
    ...and now I've actually got a new car there's actually a chance of getting there! ...and catching that Crow!
    Seen here today with 'the Devil's Own Spawn' apon its roof...as I patiently await the Sring influx of the South Coast Sea Bass and review my Nagasaki cooking tecniques!

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    My 17-something foot unknown model on top of the Skoda Fabia. It "firs": in Holland you're allowed 1 m overhang at the back and no overhang at the front end. So "fits" perfectly! No pic of my Mad River Sunrunner yet but it is about an inch longer so that'll "fit" too. Just hope I'm never gonna be stopped by police with a measering tape...


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    And my mother has a 14 foot Hiawatha on her A-class Merc.


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    At last I remembered!

    Apache Tribe (15' 8") on a Citroen C2:



    Rear tie down:


    Front tie down:

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    I surprised myself this afternoon! I'm just tall enough to be able to lift the Wenonah onto the VW.





    It's perfect fit! I've not been brave enough to try to take it off, yet... and I don't think I could get the MRC Reflection 15 up there by myself, but I'm pleased that the Argosy is good to go!
    Juvanile delinkwit, vaguely faffing around with a pair of pliers. Du skal ikke tro at du er bedre end mig!

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    I don't know what the argosy weighs but I'm impressed

    And as I'm commenting on the thread I'll add my picture:- venture ranger 14' on a ford kuga



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    I'm entering a contender for the most ludicrous combo, but I have cheated slightly as its not a proper canoe.


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    Nice paint job! Have you tuned the engine to sound more like a Merlin?
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    It is supercharged, but no sadly nothing like as majestic or powerful as the real deal!

    It does fly lower though....

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    17 foot cedar stripper on the Touran. Making my house look small.

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    All drives to the office should look like this.



    Originally on this blog.

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    Just one for a giggle from our first canoe, after seeing these I got a bigger vehicle and a smaller canoe.





    Don't worry we had a yellow bib at the back when we were on the road.
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

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    So, here we have our T5 and camping trailer/chuck wagon.

    On van, WNN P15 and a Dagger Reflection, on the trailer 2x Pyrahna Fusions and a Dagger Infrared.

    Cheers
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    My entry in the 'Whaa...?' Category. My first rig, next to a sunny Loch Lomond.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freewheelin' Franklin View Post
    My entry in the 'Whaa...?' Category. My first rig, next to a sunny Loch Lomond.
    Now that is unusual! Great name too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freewheelin' Franklin View Post
    My entry in the 'Whaa...?' Category. My first rig, next to a sunny Loch Lomond.
    I'd guess that the canoe tracks like a dream and is a nightmare to turn. But I love the tender!
    Not in Oxford any more...

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    Just purchased and getting ready to drive home from the Canoe Store...

    16' prospector on top of a 2014 Subaru Outback

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    Wenonah Minnesota 2 and Novacraft Prospector 16 on ageing money pit Honda Accord Tourer


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Nice paint job! Have you tuned the engine to sound more like a Merlin?
    I love that paint job too! When I was a kid, I loved reading about the old fighter planes.
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    My shiny new Apache Tribe on top of my less than shiny 2002 Nissan Almeira Tino. Palm straps to the roof bars, paracord fore and aft.


    will post a pic when I get to a computer...
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    Copy the image url then click the picture tab on the tool bar on the post section of sotp, paste the url, hit enter and your pic should appear.
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanAfloat View Post
    My shiny new Apache Tribe on top of my less than shiny 2002 Nissan Almeira Tino. Palm straps to the roof bars, paracord fore and aft.



    Ok ok how do I upload a Flickr host picture?
    The link you tried to use was for a link to the page displaying the image series, not the image itself.

    Where you clicked the arrow for "share photo", select the tab for "BB code" and paste that into the thread.

    WP_20151222_12_02_50_Pro by Ian, on Flickr

    Or you can strip out everything but what's between the [img] tags to make it less cluttered.

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    Thanks. My iPad makes it impossible to copy the whole of the BB code when using Flickr.

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    The new Burnett Boats mobile carried its first canoe today. The car's a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD. I think they look quite smart together.

    I might see if I can put some tie down loops under the bonnet eventually.


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    It's not often a car makes a canoe look small...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_outandabout View Post
    It's not often a car makes a canoe look small...
    I know....good isn't it? I apologise for my purchasing an obscene motor car. My excuse is that I have to tow over 3 tonnes of yacht almost twice a year! That and the fact that my wife was getting more concerned about commuting 25 miles across Cumbria to work every day and thought I should be able to rescue her from floods or snow drifts. And who am I to argue?

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    Don't apologise, I just thought it funny!

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    Mmm..I will be collecting an Apache 'kit' - ie. no gunwales etc installed.. Has anyone done this before?
    Wondering if the boat will be rigid enough to strap down to a roof rack or bars without damaging/distorting it ?
    ( I have the use of my VW T4 van with 3-bar box rack or Citroen Picasso with two roof bars... a toss up between rack/bar capacity/security and fuel consumption )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickstart61 View Post
    Mmm..I will be collecting an Apache 'kit' - ie. no gunwales etc installed.. Has anyone done this before?
    Wondering if the boat will be rigid enough to strap down to a roof rack or bars without damaging/distorting it ?
    ( I have the use of my VW T4 van with 3-bar box rack or Citroen Picasso with two roof bars... a toss up between rack/bar capacity/security and fuel consumption )
    I know people have done this before, but can't help with hints on how best to do it. However, if you're picking up an Apache from Stu, you're perfectly placed for the best advice possible!
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    NC Prospector 16 on our Range Rover. Thule roof bars and straps
    Simms ..

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    wow, a classic beauty on another classic beauty. beautiful colors boat and car!!!

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    Just bought a 'sit on top' to play in the waves but thinking of how to fit that and my Old Town Pack on the roof together for any camping trips. Upright bars for the kayak with canoe sitting flat? Any advice?? Last time I had two canoes on the roof they nearly blew off and a car drive into the back of us, so I'm on my final warning from the boss lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by itgod1 View Post
    Upright bars for the kayak with canoe sitting flat?
    Yeah, I'd go with the canoe as normal, and the 'yak on its side against an upright. Perfectly possible without the upright with care, just makes it easier.
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    Cheers! Knew I'd get some knowledgeable answer here
    Really do need to get out on the boats more though. Maybe this weekend.


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    My new Hou Prospector on the dub. Wee bit red!

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    Ford Ranger with 2 15 foot kayaks on top tied down to Thule Aero Bars, it's really easy to top one of these as the bed acts as a nice step to push the boats onto the rack

    The other kayak is hiding behind the yellow one!

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    As Google + ate my photo, here it is again.

    2 x Canoes on a pop top roof and 3 x 'yaks on the "chuck waggon"
    Cheers
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    VW Polo carrying a 17' 6" Venture Hunter.


    A bit of a rear overhang but I didn't have far to go...
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    I love seeing all the small vehicles with big ole' canoes strapped to the top. Well done! Here is my Durango with 15.5 foot WindRiver on top. Stock roof racks are a little narrow and a little flimsy so will upgrade when I can. I do spend a fair amount of time in the back country so I can justify a bigger 4x4 SUV with a V8. She sucks a lot of fuel but goes almost anywhere I point it.

    I have to put the canoe fairly far back as the balance points of the canoe are not even close to the balance point of the vehicle racks. Dodge really got it wrong with the Durango roof racks. If I center the canoe it teeters forward badly.

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    New car and new canoe for me

    Lexus NX and a CoreliteX Venture Prospector 15





    Nudged it forward a bit after these photos...
    Cheers,

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    Nice Alan ! two new toys ,I like the colour of the canoe ,Have you had it down a river yet ? the canoe that is, not the car

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    Yep a very very scrapey Teith... Talk about a baptism of fire! This was one trip, well tis done now

    Cheers,

    Alan


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    That's it got it first medal now, you don't need to worry anymore all the scratches from now on just add character .. I looked at the Teith last week it looked very low indeed ,, I am thinking on doing the Moriston soon if you fancy it

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    A slightly different take on this thread. My Gumotex Palava (discretely indicated by the red arrow) in the back of our camper van. its the reason we bought the boat in the first place, the fact its a great fun boat is a bonus

    Cheers
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    Fiat Punto and 16' Prospector

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    Some impressive loads in this thread. Only got a small corsa myself and ive been eyeing an 18 foot kayak, thinking it was impossible, but seems not

    Perhaps someone can clarify the law on this for me though.
    According to this chart,
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...ging_loads.pdf

    You can have up to 2m hanging off the back of your car as long as you make it visible, And 2m off the front without doing anything.

    So can you have 2m off the front and back? or only off one end at a time?
    And where do they measure it from?.Is it the very tips of the vehicle, or is it from the front/rear axle?

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    It is the extremity of the vehicle, as for making it visible a hi-viz vest does the job perfectly, and I believe it is front and back together. Not sure if you saw this but on the link but.......... "Racing boats propelled by oars, and certain other vehicles have slightly different requirements. For details consult regulation 82 of C&U. Details of how to obtain a copy of these regulations can be found in section 4." It is written just bellow the reference table on the first page


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    And now, some seriously obnoxious roof top plastic....just for good measure

    I started out with nowt, and I've still got most of it left...

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    Could have bought a bigger one...

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    it rather looks like on your next trip you could drive the canoe to the put-in, then put the car in between the thwarts which would solve the whole shuttle problem. No longer any need to confine yourselves to 'there and back again' or loops.
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    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!

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    16' Apache , Citroen Xsara Picasso.. Actually very stable despite how it looks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graywolf View Post
    it rather looks like on your next trip you could drive the canoe to the put-in, then put the car in between the thwarts which would solve the whole shuttle problem. No longer any need to confine yourselves to 'there and back again' or loops.
    I think that would actually be technically possible with two boats!

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    Silverbirch Broadland 15 Highline on Land Rover Defender 110


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    Old Town Penobscot 174 on a Ford S-Max.



    Just bought our first canoe last weekend.
    Borrowed some roof bars and tie down straps, and brought it home on the S-Max.
    Not the ideal car for this sort of thing. The roof bars only fit into certain points and they're really too close together for a 17' long canoe.
    Very few points for tying down front and rear. I have got straps from both ends of the canoe but they are very hard to see in that photo.
    A new car is next on the list.
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    An now in plural...

    If you can correctly identify the boats above, from left to right, you get to win tonight's goldfish in a bag!

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    En-route to a new owner

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    Apache 16 plus a lot of kit on my Landy on a recent trip to Brittany


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