Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:04

Simple things

Written by
Rate this item
(3 votes)
Installed Yakima Rack Installed Yakima Rack

Sometimes the simpler things, or what we may think are simpler things, can be the hardest. At least in this case, I felt it was a lot more difficult than it should be. I bought a Yakima roof rack system for my car. I thought it wouldn't be as difficult to install as it was. I also had the plan to buy some different mounting clips and just transfer the bars to my truck when I wanted to use it instead of my car.That idea is now out the window for sure. I will be purchasing another set of bars and towers for it after this experience.
I tried for several minutes to get things mounted to this roof and in a position that would be just right for my Yaks. After 30 minutes, i realized two things, this wasn't going according to plan, and I wish I would have looked up installation on my phone or received instructions with the used equipment. Being a guy I know the guy code is to just do it without the instructions, but I welcomed them at this point.
So after an hour and a half, I finally finished the installation and was happy with the sturdiness of the mount. Not looking forward to a second round, which is why I'm guessing, I see all these cars with roof racks always on top of the car.

Read the directions people!

Read 4168 times Last modified on Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:27

Comments  

 
# smj190 2013-09-20 18:43
I can whip mine on and off within 5 minutes or less. The first time took me awhile. It does get a lot easier when you do it a couple times.
 

Please login to post a comment.

Get the YakAngler Newsletter!

Keep tabs on all the latest from YakAngler.

Latest From The Forum

    • Cubby's Avatar
    • Here is my dashboard
    • Here is my dashboard version 2. HDPE top with T slot tracks. Its also a little taller - 6 inches. I also used a RAM mount to attach an organizer to...
    • 11 hours 11 minutes ago
    • basscatlildave's Avatar
    • Diverse
    • Nothing like a good variety.
    • 1 day 15 hours ago
    • burlaga's Avatar
    • Tarpon fishing 2019 Costa Rica/Nicaragua
    • Not fishing from a kayak or canoe, however its a trip of a lifetime so I thought I would share some highlights from our boys trip to Rio Indio Lodge....
    • 1 day 15 hours ago
    • WyoBowhunter21's Avatar
    • WTB Hobie sidekick outriggers
    • Looking for some sidekick outriggers. I don’t mind used as long as they hold air. Thanks!
    • 2 days 4 hours ago
    • johnsazzr's Avatar
    • need help with Kayak Anchor
    • Does anyone know how to tighten an Anchor Wizard? I installed mine today with a 1.5 lb anchor. When I wind it in it slips and does not reel in the...
    • 2 days 6 hours ago

More Topics »