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Old 07 July 2014, 20:56   #21
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Well, either you're a police officer or it happened to you.

So you're saying I shouldn't transport my sib on the roof top at all or that I should consider another setup?
I won't answer the first part of you reply.......... Lol!!!!
All I'm saying is don't transport it as you depicted it - definetly turn it upside down!
Slide it as far back on the roof as possible to avoid the upward lift generated at speed from your windscreen.
Be mindful of your max permissible transportation weight rating for your Renault's Meganes roof.
Short distance at slow speed you will be fine.
I wouldn't risk a 100 mile motorway run tho.
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Old 07 July 2014, 21:11   #22
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I won't answer the first part of you reply.......... Lol!!!!
All I'm saying is don't transport it as you depicted it - definetly turn it upside down!
Slide it as far back on the roof as possible to avoid the upward lift generated at speed from your windscreen.
Be mindful of your max permissible transportation weight rating for your Renault's Meganes roof.
Short distance at slow speed you will be fine.
I wouldn't risk a 100 mile motorway run tho.
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Oh, yes. I will turn it upside down. I can only slide it back about 50 cm more. That's the legal limit in here.
I will only carry it this way to go to the beach, which is about 6 or 7 km away (yes, km... deal with it!). Long runs I'll fold the boat.

My racks can carry 80 kg. I assume this means 80 kg of weight plus the object's drag.
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Oh, yes. I will turn it upside down. I can only slide it back about 50 cm more. That's the legal limit in here.
I will only carry it this way to go to the beach, which is about 6 or 7 km away (yes, km... deal with it!). Long runs I'll fold the boat.

My racks can carry 80 kg. I assume this means 80 kg of weight plus the object's drag.
You SHOULD be fine going that distance so long as you don't meet an over zealous traffic cop who is building up his CV.
Be safe and enjoy you Sibbing.
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Turn it upside down. Better airflow.

I agree.
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I agree with the comments so far, just don't go too fast and don't forget it's there.

The force from the wind increase exponentially so only a small increase in speed will make a huge increase in wind resistance.

Keep off the motorways and you should be okay.
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Always carried mine on the roof - as per post on page 1 of this topic, it is a Land Rover so more suited to this sort of thing.

The boat must go upside down and it fits the roof like a glove, one tie strap to front ring/bumper, one to rear towing rings/town hitch and one over the top through front bridle and round vehicle and one over rear of boat and rear of car.
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Always carried mine on the roof - as per post on page 1 of this topic, it is a Land Rover so more suited to this sort of thing.

The boat must go upside down and it fits the roof like a glove, one tie strap to front ring/bumper, one to rear towing rings/town hitch and one over the top through front bridle and round vehicle and one over rear of boat and rear of car.
Off-roaders are the best. I really can't stress enough how much I want one! A Samurai Pick-Up would be enough for me, but a Defender is always a Defender... The thing is, phew cars can beat the mileage of my Megane. On long trips I can average 3,4 L/100 (78 MPG).

Do you think it's more important to strap the boat to the front or the rear towing ring? I can only use one at a time (unless I buy another).
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Errr...you need to buy another strap (or more)...

You need one to pull the front forwards, one to pull the rear backwards and a couple over the top to hold the boat down too.
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I have the straps. I just have one towing ring.

My idea was:
-2 straps on the middle, over the top of the boat to hold it down.
-1 strap from the front rings to the front towing ring.
-1 strap from the front rings to the rack to prevent the boat from going forward.
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As above but tie the last strap from the transom of your Suzumar (tow rings or transom wheels bracket or engine bracket plate ring) to the rear of your car's towing ring or subframe etc.
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