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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:34 am 
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Given the way the twist-n-stow rudder sits when stowed - would it be better to carry the kayak butt first on top of the car due to wind buffeting?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:58 am 
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I have an Adventure kayak and a Volvo V40 with rails. That is exactly what I do, "butt first". But I have another reason for doing so. On the V40 that means that the twist-n-stow rudder is right over the engine cover and does not stick out ahead of the car. Therefore more protected under transportation. (I also transport the kayak upside down)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:56 am 
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I never had any problems with the boat, bow first. Just make sure you put the rudder under the bungee. That rudder faces a lot of force sailing in dense water, so air, although fast moving, isn't going to cause any problems if it's bungee'd down.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:08 pm 
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Two great replies to date - now I need a tie-breaker post I guess.
Thanks guys


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:57 pm 
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I load mine bow first, but make sure the rudder is bungee'd. Never had a problem, hauled my yak all the way from IA to SC this way, round trip mileage was over 1900 miles not one problem.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:01 pm 
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I load mine bow first too, mine is a revo, and as mentioned before I just make sure the rudder is under the bungee cords. That thing ain't moving.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Amen to all of the above. I go bow first with the rudder tucked under the bungees.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:42 pm 
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I haul bow first but, was told by my dealer to only use one part of the bungee cord over the rudder because both will warp the rudder.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:03 pm 
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My TI came with the new rudder which is not twist and stow.
I understood that we should all upgrade on islands.
Unfortunately the new design rudder standing up, does not fit under my door in the garage. I simply remove the rudder pin and carefully lay the rudder down, facing forward. I secure with the one bungee and have travelled several hundred miles without a problem.
This is how I transport the TI -
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The setup is assisted as sail sits on top of the rudder under that one bungee.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Adventure. Butt first, right ways up (in cradles); seat in place but folded down near flat (seat back bungee unhooked); gear stowed (incl mast, paddle, sail, fishing rods etc) inside boat; larger/heavier items stowed under the retaining bungees on the luggage shelf.


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