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    Riber 16 on a Suzuki Jimny
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    Last edited by Alan...; 18th-May-2018 at 08:43 PM. Reason: photo

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    I tried that too Alan, but for some reason Google Drive doesn't like hotlinking direct to images (still)

    If you convert them to URL tags instead of IMG tags, people can then click on them to see the image.
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    blooming eck....... what does everybody else use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan... View Post
    blooming eck....... what does everybody else use?
    Flickr. Works OK, but a few steps to post. And may eventually mess it up like every other hosting website seems to have done!
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    lets try this then

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    Right then.... Last try...


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    Worked -well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    Worked -well done

    Well that was a palaver

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    My now re-furbished P15 on our new ride



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    V70 and a 16' and 17' canoe.
    The colour clash means that I have petitioned for a change of boats to match new car....

    Sunny Loch Archray by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

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    Hou 15 on top of VW Polo. Works great!




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    Just to try out posting pictures, my recently finished Bateau Cheap Canoe (at 15', 10% bigger than the original). The oily stain on the water line comes from the canal!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    yep, but the same question pops up every couple of months or so. I think the hope was that people would see their car and think "ah that's how to do it...."
    Yup. Came here thinking 'am I totally crazy even to think about car topping on a Nissan Micra?'. Sorted. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinningwoman View Post
    Yup. Came here thinking 'am I totally crazy even to think about car topping on a Nissan Micra?'. Sorted. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MathewE View Post
    [IMG][/IMG]Picked up my 1st proper canoe yesterday. It's a 15ft Weston and its strapped to a Nissan Murano. I managed to fashion a strap for the stern which is attached to a very handy mounting point in the boot. 2 ratchet straps for the hull. I am currently making some bonnet straps for the bow. Will post some pictures when done.
    I want to know about the boat???? Paying Weston's a visit soon....how are you getting on with it? How about a review?

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    This always feels wrong to have it so far back, but it seems right to balance the middle of the canoe over the roof bars?


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    I'm a big "rufty-tufty", but I find putting the CR (lovely boat, but heavy) on the roof, a pain. So I use an adjustable Dixon Bate trailer-in-a-box, for dinghies...adjusted as far as poss. for the CR. I don't think you can still get these trailer kits?
    (can't put photos here...)

    -When I have "roofed" it, I use a "Handirack" which has been superb.....but the new car has a glass roof?

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    On a Ford C-Max


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    I'm wondering what my Fiat 500 will look like with the Kayak strapped to it's half glass roof, I need a specific roof rack that only one company seem to do as it's only a 2 door car, but as soon as it's sorted I'll share the pictures.

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    I use a Handirack on my car's glass roof....do you know the weight allowance for your roof? (Used it on several other car roofs too...……)

    I used to put a polypropylene kayak on top of a convertible MG Midget...and I'm 6 foot 4.....didn't go too far, mind you!

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    MGs and Kayaks love them both, so I bet that was a sight to behold the rack that I need doesn't actually come into contact with the glass, it just attaches to the door pillars, but having a glass roof will be a great advantage as I'll be able to keep an eye on my precious cargo
    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    I use a Handirack on my car's glass roof....do you know the weight allowance for your roof? (Used it on several other car roofs too...)

    I used to put a polypropylene kayak on top of a convertible MG Midget...and I'm 6 foot 4.....didn't go too far, mind you!
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    And todays picture is
    Saab 9-5 with a Jem Trapper 15-35
    Two lines on the front (lengths need slight adjustment at the moment), one on the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davideamesde View Post
    I'm wondering what my Fiat 500 will look like with the Kayak strapped to it's half glass roof, I need a specific roof rack that only one company seem to do as it's only a 2 door car, but as soon as it's sorted I'll share the pictures.

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    I have a set of those rubber blocks that attach the the gunwhales. Doesn't slip at all even sits on the glass sunroof nicely. You could put one strap through the doors. One over and down to 2 points on the boot. Then fasten the nose off. That should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan... View Post
    I have a set of those rubber blocks that attach the the gunwhales. Doesn't slip at all even sits on the glass sunroof nicely. You could put one strap through the doors. One over and down to 2 points on the boot. Then fasten the nose off. That should work.

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    Oops just realised you've put kayak .... fixing points would still work you would just need one of those inflatable type roof racks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan... View Post
    Oops just realised you've put kayak .... fixing points would still work you would just need one of those inflatable type roof racks

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    I use/have used "one of those inflatable type" of roof racks, a "Handirack" for both Kayaks in the past and canoes now, and loads of other stuff inbetween, and really rate them, especially if there's a problem with roof bars or whatever. My current car has a full length glass roof, load rated to 70 something kilos.....more than adequate for the Handirack and canoe, even the heavy Charles River. However that is normally on a dinghy trailer, and my wooden canoe (shortly) will go on the roof......

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    My current car has a full length glass roof, load rated to 70 something kilos
    Hmmm… I have a Handirack but have only ever used it for skis on a hire car. Our Smart has a full length, full width glass roof, I will see if it has any rated load capacity (I doubt it). It would be very useful if I could carry my (14kg) Prism on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_B View Post
    Hmmm… I have a Handirack but have only ever used it for skis on a hire car. Our Smart has a full length, full width glass roof, I will see if it has any rated load capacity (I doubt it). It would be very useful if I could carry my (14kg) Prism on it.
    Until very recently, had a Coupe Roadster....and yup the Handirack was used on that

    (my favourite? sports car of a few!!)

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    I'd searched for ages trying to find a photo of a canoe on a Jaguar XF and couldn't find one before buying my canoe, so I hope this is useful to someone. Jaguar XF with an Old Town Camper 16. Roof rack is the Jaguar branded Thule bars. Photo taken before I added bow and stern tie downs.

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    That's the same canoe as mine! Can't say the same about the car unfortunately it does look lovely

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    Don't think we've had one of these on here before ...

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    My old disco, with our Apache 15 last Christmas.
    I bet some of you can recognise where this is [IMG]DSC_0216[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal T View Post
    My old disco, with our Apache 15 last Christmas.
    I bet some of you can recognise where this is.
    I'm sure we would do, if I could see the photo
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    [IMG]WYRD Weston 156.jpg[/IMG]

    Just testing to see whether I can get a picture uploaded here.....

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    sorry, not worked and neither did the edit facility. Apologies.

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    i am facing some issues while upgrading it

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    My contribution looks a bit different. Ally 16.5' Folding Canoe (and all other items like camping gear, food etc) packed for long-distance-trips across Europe in a very small car (japanese 1996 Kei-car) and 3 Persons inside the car:









    This setup took us to Estonia (1, 2), to Ukraina, to Romania (Danube Delta), and shorter trips to Poland and Germany (1, 2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    I'm a big "rufty-tufty", but I find putting the CR (lovely boat, but heavy) on the roof, a pain. So I use an adjustable Dixon Bate trailer-in-a-box, for dinghies...adjusted as far as poss. for the CR. I don't think you can still get these trailer kits?
    (can't put photos here...)

    -When I have "roofed" it, I use a "Handirack" which has been superb.....but the new car has a glass roof?
    -Since found that the Handirack and canoe (normally the Weston) is not a problem with the glass roof...……………….

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    15' 7" Valkyrie Kestrel atop an XC70 - roof bars fitted at max distance apart, which is a very long way indeed, and super-stable. Endless River protection sleeves, plus their straps. Tie-downs x2 front, 1x rear. Another ruddy Volvo in the way!



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