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Old 08 July 2014, 06:53   #31
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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.
My car only has one towing ring that can be used either on the front or the back. I'll have to find a different solution or buy another towing ring.
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Old 08 July 2014, 07:46   #32
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There should be something under the rear body (rear suspension sub frame etc) you can lead the strap down to over the rear bodywork?
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Old 08 July 2014, 08:02   #33
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Another thought that could add to problems having the boat in a "Bottom" down situation could be inconsiderate people flicking cigarettes out of car windows! One could easily end up in the boat unless you have a cover of course, but if it's only a short trip why put the cover on? So beware of it happening accidentally but also if you stop at traffic lights or it's outside your house for an hour or so some morons might do it on purpose! (
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There should be something under the rear body (rear suspension sub frame etc) you can lead the strap down to over the rear bodywork?
I'll have to check that but my car has lots of protections underneath. It's hard to reach the chassis. Maybe it's better if I can get another towing ring for cheap.

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Another thought that could add to problems having the boat in a "Bottom" down situation could be inconsiderate people flicking cigarettes out of car windows! One could easily end up in the boat unless you have a cover of course, but if it's only a short trip why put the cover on? So beware of it happening accidentally but also if you stop at traffic lights or it's outside your house for an hour or so some morons might do it on purpose! (
In here that's only a problem when you're close to schools and at night when people get drunk. But we never know.
I'm a bit more worried with the seagulls.
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Old 08 July 2014, 09:10   #35
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Overhang above screen, disagree. Ladders, wind surfs etc ????

Re the roof rack capacity, that's not a road issue, it's a guide for use and recourse to supplier on breakage. if it's secure and safe, go for it.

I strapped my 2.5m RIB on the roof from Hamble to Cheshire at 70mph, strapped down safe and sound, no problem.
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Check out some canoe/ kayak sites. UK permissible overhang is 60% of the distance from centre of the front axle to the end of the vehicle. I believe if it overhangs the rear with by excess of 100cm you need a light / reflector on it. Think I need to trade in my Ford KA!
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Check out some canoe/ kayak sites. UK permissible overhang is 60% of the distance from centre of the front axle to the end of the vehicle. I believe if it overhangs the rear with by excess of 100cm you need a light / reflector on it. Think I need to trade in my Ford KA!
I have been checking lots of boat and kayak racks and I've taken some ideas into consideration.

BTW, I'm not based in the uk.
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I'll have to check that but my car has lots of protections underneath. It's hard to reach the chassis. Maybe it's better if I can get another towing ring for cheap.



In here that's only a problem when you're close to schools and at night when people get drunk. But we never know.
I'm a bit more worried with the seagulls.
Well I ask you? Pwffft! Who would put a smelly, leaky, old 2 stroke on the roof anyway. Having said that I have heard that they make great anchors!!
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Don't know what Police are like in Portugal, but off to Albufiera in a couple of days time, hope to hire out a kayak and explore some of those sea caves.
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Well I ask you? Pwffft! Who would put a smelly, leaky, old 2 stroke on the roof anyway. Having said that I have heard that they make great anchors!!
Omg, do you want to start a war?? Hehe...

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