Trying to strap two kayaks to a factory installed roof rack or aftermarket roof rack without roof rack attachments can be a challenge. Most roof racks will easily support and carry two kayaks at a time if they are placed on the roof rack using the proper method. This article will explain the steps for safely and securely strapping two kayaks to a roof rack. Some steps require further explanation. Click the heading of these steps for a more in depth explanation and a photo illustrating the procedure mentioned.
Time Required: 15 minutes
- Understand the Procedure to Strap Two Kayaks to a Roof Rack
Straps must be placed on the roof rack before the kayaks. Once the kayaks are on the roof rack it becomes difficult to get the straps into place. Also, the kayaks must be strapped down to the rack individually. Whenever two or more kayaks are strapped using the same straps you run the risk of them shifting during the drive and having the kayaks slip through the straps.