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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:10 pm 
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That's the second time I have heard that since I bought these.

The guy that sold them to me also said that. I had never heard of it before I bought these kayaks.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Went out today. Caught some nice bluegill before the storms moved in. After that I took the highway to meet the wife for lunch with no problems with my new strap configuration.

Thanks to everyone that helped me figure things. I had been strapping my kayak down improperly and I paid for it. It does not leak a drop even though I took off without screwing in my plug today. Doh!

I'm thankful that it didn't come lose from Charlotte after I bought it or last weekend when I was going down 129 through the dragon.


I did find some neat bungees in town today. I use them to hold my seat up while I'm standing and boarding. Pretty helpful and fits good. Wish they were black though.

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Well, I plan to be out again tomorrow if weather permits. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who responded and helped out.

I'm really really happy I bought the outback. It is so fun to get out and cruise.

Thanks everyone.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:21 am 
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I've hauled kayaks on a lot of racks, trucks, trailers, etc., and have never had to really tighten down on my ropes (simple 5/16th inch nylon rope with trucker's hitch). The key is having the boat sit on something that isn't slick. For most of my racks, that equates to a layer of the grey kayaker's foam sold at most kayak shops. Once you put just a little pressure on them, they're almost as good as non-skid.

For years I've hauled kayaks with just two ropes across the hull, nothing on the bow or stern. In thousands of miles, I have yet to have one move an inch.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:54 am 
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Thanks for the information Tom.

I will check them out. I have canoe foam blocks, but they are much too large.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Found this at Home Depot today. So heads up.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Got me a new trailer!

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And boat!


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Nice!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:42 am 
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Congrats to you. I also have a Malone trailer and love it. Last week, I picked up my 2 Revo 11's and have them on Malone j bars. I also have kayak stackers and foam blocks so I can carry 4 boats on the trailer.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:51 am 
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Thanks guys! :)

Yes, I'm liking the Malone trailer a lot. It has the retractable tongue for easy storage and the Malone square bar system where I can haul my bikes on it too. Or like you said Ptbrown haul 4 kayaks.

Normally I am a big fanboy of aluminum since I hate rust...but this trailer is sturdy and packed with useable features. I plan on getting the 78" bars, plastic trunk, and spare tire carrier along with two sets of J bars.

So far I am very happy with the Malone trailer.

I have not taken the PA out yet. I'm really looking forward to it later today.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Liking the Malone trailer a lot!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:57 am 
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<<<Loose or tight, rope or straps, rack or trailer, upside down or right side up, it doesn't matter -- simply pass a line through the drivewell (or scupper as an alternate) >>>>

Roadrunner, that is a great suggestion. I've been hauling for many years and never thought of that. Sometimes the obvious gets by us.

If I may.....On the next picture with those binders and hooks upon themselves, I would never suggest that. I've used those open hook types many times with atvs and trailers and such. More than once I came back to find slack in the nylon and the hook loose and/or dangling. A few good quality locking caribiners on the closed side of that hook would accomplish the same and never come loose and dangle, tearing up your stuff or coming loose in traffic. It's not as bad on hard gear where you can crank the binders down hard, but soft kayaks might be more prone.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:18 am 
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Thanks mnormand, I will be looking for new straps soon and will see if I can get some with locking hooks. Good advice ! Thanks


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