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PostPosted: October 29th, 2016, 7:25 pm 
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What a great idea for a thread! As others have said, I often see canoe topped vehicles heading in the other direction on a highway and think about what it is, where they are headed, and all that!

This is an earlier canoe, and has a new happy home. I now have four H2O Composites, and usually top two at a time, rather than just the one. The van is still the same, sporting a little more rust, but she runs fine... 12 years and 368,000 kilometers


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PostPosted: October 30th, 2016, 11:10 am 
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davidchiles wrote:
What a great idea for a thread! As others have said, I often see canoe topped vehicles heading in the other direction on a highway and think about what it is, where they are headed, and all that!

I've always thought that when we're driving around with a boat on our vehicle, we should wave to any other driver we see who is doing the same. Motorcyclists wave to each other, and Jeep drivers do too. I do it when I remember to, hoping it will catch on...

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PostPosted: November 3rd, 2016, 7:15 pm 
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Both boats ready to go last summer....


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PostPosted: November 29th, 2016, 12:08 pm 
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New ride, new boat.


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PostPosted: November 29th, 2016, 12:11 pm 
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old ride, old canoe......


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PostPosted: November 29th, 2016, 12:57 pm 
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Njumpin' Njimeny!!! Did you lose gear in the truck too?

Nice replacements!


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PostPosted: November 29th, 2016, 1:40 pm 
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Awesome. :clap:
(Well, not the burning up vehicle & everything that went with it, that sucks.) :o

Not canoes this time, but here are some pictures of my loaded Honda Pilot for the configuration that we used to go Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii from Saskatchewan, and back again.

Here I am getting everything loaded and ready to go. The tandem in the center is 22' long & 30" wide. The kayak on it's side is 18'x23". Paddling gear was packed into both kayaks for the trip west. Camping gear was largely in the roof box.
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The Pilot has factory racks & crossbars, and there is a pair of Thule crossbars attached to the factory rails. I don't like how far back those rails and cross bars are on the Pilot, they are right at the back of the vehicle and leave at least 1/3 of the roofline with nothing. In order to have our load weight spread out better, and to shift the load forward so that it doesn't extend out the back so far, I added a 3rd Thule crossbar over the front doors. The tandem was supported with a pair of Thule kayak saddles on the front and back Thule crossbars, plus foam blocks under the hull at the remaining thule crossbar, plus the factory crossbars (i.e. it was supported in every place that it could be). The kayak on it's side was held in a pair of Thule J-cradles, plus some padding where it contacted the middle crossbar.
The roof box was attached to the 2 rearward thule crossbars, plus had a piece of dowel that extended to the front crossbar, thus stiffening and supporting the plastic box. Since everything is so tall, I brought a small step ladder with us to make loading, unloading and manipulating everything a little easier.

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Unique aerial view of our parking lot at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. We were among the last to come down at the end of the day after a great day hike up top.
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Parked on the beach at the north shore of Haida Gwaii, just about as far north as one can go. If it were clear, the mountains that would be seen in the distance are Alaska.
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PostPosted: December 9th, 2016, 1:49 pm 
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open_side_up wrote:
Njumpin' Njimeny!!! Did you lose gear in the truck too?

Nice replacements!


Yessiry.... :(

But at least I can now shop for new replacements, as much of hassle that is, nothing beats a shipment of new equipment!

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