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, "dnjost" <davidjost@...> wrote:
> Paul -
> i would love a picture of the roof rack with the front extension.
> would solve so many issues with long boats. My car's roof would
> appreciate it.
> David Jost
No picture required David but I could send you some off line. I made
the racks out of 1 1/4" square steel pipe 3/16" thickness. It is 5
feet wide and the extension is a 5 foot piece of 1" square pipe which
fits perfectly inside the rack. I just silde it in a foot or so and
voila, start loading the boat! Sometime if space is a problem, I can
store the extension inside the rack. These are the best racks I have
had and total cost was $20, It is on a Honda CR-V and the car part
is a piece of angle iron drilled out to fit the pre-drilled holes on
the roof. I welded pieces of angle on the square pipe that fit the
car piece. The rack is bolted to the car with 3/8 bolts and is put
on or removed in a few minutes. This is a very strong rack. The
Junebug is a snap to load because it is so light but have loaded much
heavier boats easily. The longer the boat, the easier it is.
regards and happy boating, Paul waiting for a major blizzard and
fairing the bottom on a Small clam skiff. I can see it on the roof