Kayaks on the top.

Stewscl07

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Hi everyone,
Looking at purchasing 2 kayaks for the missus and me. Just your stand size for the average nomad. I have a Navara twin cab with Nissan roof racks. Does anyone have any attachment bracket brands or suppliers they have used before? Found a kayak supplier we like but they have limited attachment bracket and advised us to go to a 4x4 outlet. We are planning a trip to Airlie Beach by central QLD then back to Sydney down the coast so would like to have something of good quality.
 

chartrock

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I have a set of Thule kayak carriers but have given up using them as I found it too much trouble inserting them into the racks, positioning them to hold the kayak in the right position. I now just invert the kayak and hold it down with straps.
 
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Drover

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I carry 2 singles or a tandem on top and chucked the carriers as they are a pain the Yaks now go upside down on the roof bars (which are padded) and strapped down easier to put up and get down by myself, have travelled thousands of kms like that with no drama, use a bike lock cable with integrated lock thru drain holes and onto rack to stop light fingers.

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Crusty181

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You can get lockable straps from surf shops that go around roof rack there very good @Crusty181 has a navara has carted his all over the place but they gets wet from rain more then anything also @mfexpanda has been known to get his out of the shed to take them for a drive
Ouch @Bluey ... accurate, but a bit harsh. Mine yaks a Hobie, which are flat across the top so designed to lay flat upside down on standard flat roof bars. Ive used the www.roofracksuperstore.com.au for other stuff and found them really good. Large range, including yak stuff, and outlets in Sydney