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#12241948 - 05/11/17 08:00 PM The Shakedown Cruise
ZzzKing Offline

Registered: 01/03/15
Posts: 60
Loc: Dallas
So, it took several months but I finally got to take the new (to me) kayak and trailer out today for the first time. It took several weeks to strip the trailer down and re-build it, combined with several months of patience waiting for the right kayak deal to come along.

I am still fine tuning the kayak saddles. They are kind of persnickety. The J-hook rack is for a 10 footer for the boy as soon as my finances recover. I should have bought shares in Elliot's Hardware before I started this rebuild. The good news, I am officially a kayaker now.

#12242124 - 05/11/17 09:15 PM Re: The Shakedown Cruise [Re: ZzzKing]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 854
Nice set up. Let the rigging begin!

#12242627 - 05/12/17 08:51 AM Re: The Shakedown Cruise [Re: ZzzKing]
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Thats a very cool trailer!

Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

#12242896 - 05/12/17 12:10 PM Re: The Shakedown Cruise [Re: ZzzKing]
stanh Offline

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 48
Loc: Richland Hills, TX
Your set-up looks nice. I have 2 sets (8 pieces) of Yakima kayak saddles. You can have them if you want them. They are made to clamp onto a round Yakima cross bar. I cannot tell from your photos if your crossbars are round or not. They are much lower profile than the J-saddles; about 6 inches tall. Anyway, give me a call if you want to talk about them.


#12242954 - 05/12/17 12:46 PM Re: The Shakedown Cruise [Re: ZzzKing]
ZzzKing Offline

Registered: 01/03/15
Posts: 60
Loc: Dallas
Stan, the crossbars are 1 1/4" galvanized schedule 40 pipe. I currently have a set of Yakima Deckhands in front and a set of Yakima Handrolls in the back. The issue I have right now is the handrolls tend to rotate on the pipe when I am shoving the yak forward or pulling it back. The deckhands seem to be fine so far.


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