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    Default Loading on the roof

    I was returning after a nice couple of miles of paddle exercise and a couple of fishermen saw me (the old man with a white beard) and came to assist me putting the canoe on the SUV. When I turned around they saw me finish loading the canoe on the roof. They said with some surprise in their voice, "looks like you have done that a lot of times before." I thanked them for their offer of assistance but did not tell them this was the first time I had tried to self load my canoe on this rig. I have this group to thank for what I have learned on this site. I had modified some old pike poles to make a ramp to slide my canoe onto my new SUV. I also used the loops under the hood trick to tie down the bow. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
    Dr. Joe
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    Nicely put together instructional video. Thanks for posting.

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    That's a very helpful video. I like the way the poles can be kept attached to the car which saves some of the faff.
    John

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    Good video Dr Joe. The only thing I'd suggest is a wagoner's hitch rather than your figure of eight for tying down - much easier to untie .
    ​Change is inevitable; progress is optional.

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    Great to see a variation of my old ramps. Good idea to leave them attached and I like the video too.

    Well done.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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