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Lately we’ve been getting a lot of people asking how to tie down their kayaks to a vehicle. We happen to have an article written by a member of the web team along with a how to video created by our video guy that answers this question wonderfully. I have linked up the video and how to article below. Enjoy!
How To Tie-Down Roof Cargo – This article discusses how air flow can affect the cargo on the roof and how to properly tie down the cargo to protect your vehicle and cargo.
If you found this information helpful please check out our Canoe & Kayak Carriers page for the supplies you’ll need to tie-down your vehicle.
Discount Ramps is proud to bring you another one of its amazing outdoor safe and efficient products. With this system, you can transport a single kayak by utilizing your truck or car’s existing roof cross bars. The L-Rack provides two stable tie-down spots on the roof of your car for the kayak to be firmly mounted. One of the best and most unique features about this kayak rack is that it’s efficient and requires absolutely no tools! All you need to do is simply put the mounting plates together and tighten the easy-turn knobs to secure the mounting plates for the L-rack in place. The sleek flat-iron design makes this L-rack great for freeway driving, as you do not have to worry about wind gusts moving your truck or SUV around as much as you would with other sub-par products. The kayak rack mounting hardware has great high density foam around them for protection and the mounting brackets feature easy to use turning knobs. We do recommend you purchase the front and rear bumper straps with this item. The design of the rack has been engineered to make it easy and safe to set up and utilize. A lot of the kayak racks that are out there do not sit flush on the car or they make the roof of the car have scrapes or they scrape up the kayak; well our L-Rack kayak carrier is one of the only racks that will connect safely to almost all non-round bar roof racks due to its universal adapters.
Discount Ramps LLC makes taking your kayak to the water easier and more efficient, whether you’re taking a calm paddle or working the rapids. The Kayak Carrier roof rack is sturdy and specifically engineered to take your kayak with you via the roof of your vehicle. So if you’re looking for something fast, easy, and sturdy this is the best kayak rack for your needs. Simply connect this L-Rack roof carrier to your factory installed roof rack and go. We know everyone’s time is precious, so this is fast, easy, and installs with no drilling or modification in approximately 15 minutes.
The L-Rack Kayak Carrier kit has two 13.5 inch X 1.75 inch X 3 inch flat-iron carrier brackets that feature a high-density foam to keep nicks, scratches and dents off your kayak and the roof of your car or truck. Also included with this package are two 8 foot long cargo straps that feature heavy-duty locking clasps. These are specially made to perfectly match the L-rack carrier and they provide a stable environment in a wrap around support. As with many products of this kind, the L-rack kayak carrier comes with a standard 1 year Manufacture Warranty.
Warning: Discount Ramps recommends that this kayak rack should not be mounted to any round bar roof rack systems. Also, it is recommended that a front and rear strap setup be used to offer the most secure transportation of your kayaks.
For more information about this new product view the product page for the L-Rack Kayak Carrier.
You may also view our website for more information on our large selection of other Kayak or Canoe Carriers and Racks.
At Discount Ramps we know that everyone loves their boats, and we understand the difficulties that our customers have when it comes to keeping their boat safe when docked. So we are proud to offer our customers the new Pier Tender Mooring system. This System lets you safely dock your boat almost anywhere you go. The Safe Harbor mooring arms let you save the boats finish by keeping it away from the dock with a 18 – 32 inch docking arm system using telescopic marine grade supports and a robust design. This means that there will be less wear on the side and hull of the boat. Pier Tender is easy to use, versatile, and flexible with an optional pier locking mechanism to safely secure boats. Each of the mooring arms is completely adjustable, extending from 18″ to 32″ away from the dock. The patented snubber/straps are marine grade and manufactured to stabilize the watercraft while the wind blows and the waves crash. This is a great product to have as bumpers alone will not stop the boat from rubbing into the dock. The supplemental boat mooring system is easy to install and remove. Not only that but because of its compact and slim design it can be stored almost anywhere when not in use. The pier tender mooring arm system works great in both salt water and lake water with no effect in the way that it holds the boat away from the dock. The dock mooring system can be set up to work with almost any safe and properly maintained dock. It makes it easy to embark or disembark from the dock while being versatile enough to be permanent or temporary. This system is safe, simple and portable if at home or away.
The Pier Tender system’s over all height is 34.5 inches retracted and 53.5 inches extended. Only weighing a little over 8lbs, its 10 inch base has a 4.5 inch width. The snubber/strap is 14 inches relaxed and 26 inches extended. The mooring system’s maximum capacity is 5,000 pounds (weight of the boat) and 24 feet, the length of the boat. Each Pier Tender is manufactured using lightweight, powder- coated aluminum and stainless steel hardware, which means you’ll enjoy years of trouble free docking. Our dock mooring system is shipped to your door and is packaged to be easily assembled and installed. The Pier Tender manufacturer gives you a 100% satisfaction guaranty!
Discountramps.com cares about your safety, and we’d like to mention some of the restrictions for safe harbor mooring. You should use this product with a primary mooring system and stay within the primary boat restrictions (24 feet, 5000lbs). Make sure your pier and boat cleats have been carefully checked, if your boat’s cleats are not in pristine condition we recommend that you replace them. The Pier Tender should not be used in an area where water levels fluctuate and is not recommended for non-floating docks in a tidal environment. Anything that would extend the bungee more than 12 inches from its relaxed state should be avoided. Lastly, make sure to read all warnings and the owner’s booklet before using this product. This mooring system is designed to provide a safety zone between your dock and your boat.
Note: Some docking conditions may be too rough for this system.
For more details about this product visit our Pier Tender Boat Mooring System Page.
To see our full list of marine products for docks see our Boat and Shore Docking System Category Page.