I did not like using the other system I developed for putting my boat on top of my van, so I checked out some systems that you can buy and said to myself, “Self, you can make that!” I changed my rack from what came from the factory to more beefy 2×4 cross beams, that way I can fit two boats up there and tie them down very easily. I made a pull out pole out of a 1 inch PVC with a extendable tent pole, one inside the other, so I have two metal poles, and one PVC that slide inside a 1 1/4 inch PVC that is attached to one of the cross beams on the rack. I pull the pin, slide the pole out about 24 inches, put the pin back in, put the front of the boat up on the pole. Then I lift the back of the boat up on the rack, slide it over and tie it down. If I need to I can put another boat up there. Hopefully the pictures will show it better than I am explaining it. lol.
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Hello I am 65 years old. Two years ago, when COVID hit, I knew that I have to get healthy or possibly die from that dreaded illness. I chose to change my lifestyle by loosing weight and getting active by kayaking, almost obsessively. Here is mostly my story about my upcoming trip down the Ohio River, in May of 2022. View all posts by curtiscasto