Frequent question: How far apart should crossbars be for kayak?

What distance should roof bars be apart?

What should be the distance between the cross bars? If no special fitting positions are given in the assembly instructions, try to maintain a minimum distance of 700 mm between the load carrier bars. When carrying long loads, the minimum distance between both cross bars should not be less than 600 mm.

How far apart should kayak carriers be?

Most kayak carriers, like part # TH834 require at least 24 inches crossbar spread. I recommend making sure you have at least the 24 inches for a spread but I would probably place them about 28 inches apart.

Where should Thule roof bars be placed?

They recommend the leading edge of the front bar to be positioned 430mm from the top edge of the front windscreen. The rear bar is 700mm behind the front bar (measured centre to centre).

Should kayak be transported upside down?

Rotomolded kayaks can be transported on their edge or upside down (hull up) safely using kayak stackers. However, composite kayaks should always be transported on their bottom using cradles to prevent deformation.

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