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Malone Auto Racks Canoe Carrier Kit
Malone foam block car top canoe carrier kits & blocks offer an affordable transport system for your canoe. We use high quality EVA closed cell foam. All of our blocks are produced with state of the art computer fabrication to insure total quality. The Standard Canoe Kit includes everything you will need to safely transport one canoe. We included two polypropylene over-hull straps and bow and tern lines to insure a safe transport for your boat and fellow drivers on the road. Features: Four 4"x4"x6" foam blocks One polypropylene 15' over-hull straps Bow and Stern tie-downs Includes 4 S-hooks Re-usable tote bag Additional Information Malone Fit Guide
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7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Worked Great For MeApr 21, 2011
By David C. Curtis
I was a little reluctant going in, as I'm a "you get what you pay for" guy. I put the canoe on the roof of a Chevrolet Impala, strapped it down (there are two cinch belts in the package although the picture only shows one), tied off the front and back and hit the road. I stopped every 20 miles or so just to make sure the lines were tight. The canoe didn't move the entire trip driving at 55 mph. If I never use it again, it was well worth the money. I'll see if I can post a picture.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
A great, simple solutionJun 19, 2008
By Logan D
I use this canoe carrier kit on top of my Honda Civic 2-door, and have had no complaints. I'm glad to have such a simple solution to carrying a canoe on my car. It came with everything that I needed, including straps.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Solid solution for occasional useOct 15, 2011
I drive a Honda fit (tiny car) and have a 17' fiberglass canoe (big canoe) that I only use once or twice a year. I used to borrow a gas guzzling SUV to transport my canoe. Not anymore. This product is simple, inexpensive, and works great. My canoe is approx 3 feet longer than my car and yes it looks silly, but it's functional. I wouldn't reccomend this for ever day use or say its better than a traditional roof rack. But if you've gotta get your canoe to the water and don't have a vehicle appropriate, this is a great solution.
This product has essentially converted my little MPG machine into a fully functional SUV for my annual canoe trip. As long as you tie it down to both the front and rear of the car and use both straps through the doors or windows (ropes, straps, and instructions included), your canoe will stay firmly planted on your roof without scratching your paint. I drove in excess of 70 mph and handling and control stayed very manageable.
If you use your canoe on a regular basis you may want to bite the bullet and buy a proper roof rack, otherwise you can't go wrong here. My local outfitter wanted over $100 for a similar setup (foam blocks & straps), but with prime shipping I saved a ton of cash to buy more beer for the coolers :-)
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
canoe carrier for Subaru with rackOct 26, 2010
By Michael J. Nucci
I think the only thing worth really buying was the foam blocks because they are crucial for putting the canoe on the car. It didn't work as planned because the canoe is wider than the rack that I have in place so I was not able to put the blocks directly on the rack. I was able to make it work however with the blocks wedged against the rack. The ropes and straps are just basic ropes and with my canoe I had to use a different rope for the back because the one was not long enough. I also would prefer ropes that do not require knot expertise. The canoe strap works well but they are sold at Home Depot and are nothing special. My recommendation for someone else is to buy the pieces you need separately such as straps, foam blocks, rope. I purchased a ratcheting tie down to further tigten it down on top. So overall it worked but if I had it to do again I would buy the pieces separately and not as a kit. For someone who does not want to go to the trouble of buying the items individually it is a good deal but you probably will still need another rope if you have a 17 foot canoe.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Worked Out WellOct 07, 2010
By J. M. O'Neill
Needed an inexpensive way to transport my canoe to my son's house in PA. This did the trick very well. I purchased extra lashing straps due to the fact that I was driving 8 hours at highway speeds. This is a real nice product for rooftop canoe or kayak transport.
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