Roof rack water mounts are an essential
piece of kayaking gear to get your kayak safely
to and from your paddling destinations. Kayaks are
expensive investments, costing over $1000 and they
should be treated that way. Kayak roof rack come
in many types side loading, with rollers to assist
in loading and roof racks which almost load themselves.
roof rack water mounts are the best system of
transport for your kayak, making it much easier
to unload and load your kayak on to your vehicle.
They can be purchased for just about any type of
vehicle or truck these days.
To understand roof rack water mounts, it is important
to have basic knowledge of their components. This
information will assist you in purchasing the best
piece of equipment to suit your unique needs.
The basis of vehicle kayak storage racks is generally
a tower consisting of strong, vertical bars attached
to the car or on a sliding track which is attached
to the car. Bars are horizontal pieces attached
to the towers.
You will find many attachments available for kayak
storage racks which allow the addition of paddle
locks, storage boxes and cradles to your kayak roof
For occasional recreational kayakers, foam pads
are a cheaper alternative to a full roof rack
system. They are not as durable or secure, but
for short trips they will suit many people. Used
as a cushion between boat and vehicle, they are
simply strapped to the roof of the vehicle and the
end straps are looped through the car windows. These
should not be used on long trips or in bad weather
a roof rack, it important to consider the following:
- the type of roof rack must fit your vehicle
- the roof rack must fit your kayak securely
- make sure you have all of the parts - roof racks
come with a lot of components, so make sure you
have all of the required parts