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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:52 am 
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Hi all,

Been working on a little project for a week or so to enable transport of the two AI's on top of our Kanga Off Road Camper.

Mickey & Pirate are currently down in Mallacoota and when they come back I'll be heading down (case of bad timing) with the kids for 10 days.

I wanted to be able to take both boats - and the boat but the wife will have to tow that down :D - as we have other family and friends coming down too. Linton has a Hobie Outback so we'll be doing bit of 'yak fishing.

Anyway I've worked out some racks to take both AI's and thought I'd post some pics.

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Both AI's on the camper - only things left to find space for are drives, aka bag & seat.

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Still tossing up whether to build a second set of ama supports on the right hand side in this pic. I'll know after this trip.


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Boats riding on their side against uprights. Gotta love pool noodles.

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The back bar under the boats and the back bar of the boat rack have the blue boat trailer teflon style strip on it. Made loading a snap compared with the pool noodle I had on there first.

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Kids bikes used to ride up here but they'll be relegated to a bike rack on the back of the camper.

I've also realised if I want to do away with the rod tube I can transport the rods in the AI hulls. One less thing to take...

Be interested to hear improvement ideas for the yak racks.

Dave

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Beautiful Dave. That set-up looks great with a nice tight and neat fit for everything. We are back from Mallacoota, and had a ball in 25 knots in the lake then paddled 2 hours up the Wallaraugh River next day then 2 hours back. Unbelievable winderness area that is a must do. A full report to follow with extreme video taken with boat screaming across the water. Just got to edit it then pop it onto Youtube with a link. Have a great holiday mate. The weather and scenery just can't be beaten anywhere ...Pirate :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:43 pm 
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Hi all,

The racks performed as well as I hoped. No damage and nothing moved.

Bit fiddly putting the straps on to secure stuff but that's no different to the 4wd. Now that I'm back I have some ideas for version 2. Watch this space...

Dave

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