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Unread 01-10-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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simple kayak racks..thoughts??

Planning ahead and would like to be able to put two single kayaks on my jkus 4-5 times per year. Because of the lack of need (other than the kayaks), I would like to come up with a way to take the rack off the jeep when not used. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money and don't want a full cage. So far I have come u with buying a roof lightbar (one that connects to the side of the front window) for the front and then maybe a goalpost type hitch mount for the back or a similar tubular bar that can be attached and detached relatively easy.

So my question is..has anyone gone this route of can suggest something similar. I'd love to find a front windshield mount where I can leave the mounting brackets connected to the windshield, and via a couple of pins, remove the lightbar when not needed..Is there such an animal

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated or if you have a diy even better

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Subbed as I also really need something simple/cheap (sorta) and easily removable.
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My kayak rack will be a pool noodle on the top and some paracord to the front bumper and hitch
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My kayak rack will be a pool noodle on the top and some paracord to the front bumper and hitch
Like this....?


The only thing slightly different that I did was to use some pipe insulation across the windshield. It is precut into a C-cross section. So it easily stays on top of the windshield. The Orange kayak (Jackson Rogue 9) weighs only 40 lbs. The Yellow one (Jackson sit-on-top) weighs about 55 lbs. But that is distributed across the roll bar, also.
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Yeah, screw that paying 3 figures for a rack! I use pool noodles and 2 ratchet straps and it has worked for single or tandem kayaks.
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Like this....?


The only thing slightly different that I did was to use some pipe insulation across the windshield. It is precut into a C-cross section. So it easily stays on top of the windshield. The Orange kayak (Jackson Rogue 9) weighs only 40 lbs. The Yellow one (Jackson sit-on-top) weighs about 55 lbs. But that is distributed across the roll bar, also.
Haha yes like that! :high five: Mine is around 50 so I'm not too worried.
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