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#10801177 - 04/27/15 03:42 PM Can my car's roof support a Kayak?
TexasBassBuster Offline
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Registered: 02/15/11
Posts: 403
Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
I have a Hobie Pro Angler 12 and I am tired of having to borrow my dads truck anytime I want to take the yak anywhere. Hobie's website says the bare yak weighs 111 lbs. (I am fine with carrying the seat and mirage drive in the truck ) Could my 2009 Mitsubishi Galant support such a beast. I am leaning towards Thule for the roof rack and bars.

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#10801198 - 04/27/15 03:48 PM Re: Can my car's roof support a Kayak? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
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Loc: Grand Prairie
check out rawfish on here. He has his PA12 cartopped on his Lexus IS250.
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#10801212 - 04/27/15 03:52 PM Re: Can my car's roof support a Kayak? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
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A Thule should Work. Their capacity is around 165#......
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#10801278 - 04/27/15 04:19 PM Re: Can my car's roof support a Kayak? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
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Here's the pic in his sig
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#10801628 - 04/27/15 06:21 PM Re: Can my car's roof support a Kayak? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
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Go to rackwarehouse.com. There is a select guide that lets you put in your car's info, and what you want to carry and comes up with a list of what works for your car.
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#10802553 - 04/27/15 11:00 PM Re: Can my car's roof support a Kayak? [Re: TexasBassBuster]
rawfish Offline
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Registered: 12/04/12
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Yeah I put my PA12 with gear on my car with no problems, I even keep the seat on there for short trips. If you use a roof rack then I think the weight gets distributed more on the frame of the car than the roof. I went with the Yakima Whispbar. Hope that helps!
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