Snap foam block on canoe gunwales, two on each side approximately
one-third of the distance from either end. Load canoe on car, bottom
up, centering it on the roof. Reposition blocks if necessary so
that weight is evenly distributed on all four blocks. For very
curved roofs, move blocks closer together. IMPORTANT!Make sure bottom
blocks and area of roof under blocks are clean and free of debris.
Locate blocks as close to the front and rear of car
roof as possible.
OPTIONAL BLOCK LOCATION Blocks can be mounted to factory rack or located inside/outside of
OVER-THE-TOP STRAP Throw the non-buckle end of the 15" center
strap over the middle of the canoe, letting the ends hang on either
side of the car. Loop each end up under the canoe gunwale and over
the center thwart. Pull the strap tight and run the ends through
open doors on either side of the car. Buckle tightly on the inside
of car. The center strap can now be adjusted for tension without
leaving the car.
SECURING FRONT AND BACK A. Slip small end of steel hooks through
sewn loops in the end of each pair of tie down straps. B. Starting at the front of your
car, place hook into towing loop or frame located at each end underneath
car bumper. C. Take
strap (with cambuckle) and bring cambuckle end up to front of canoe
and wrap around carry handle
twice with cambuckle hanging
down towards ground. (If your craft does not have a carry handle;
use a piece of rope and make a loop attached to end of craft). Take
strap (without buckle) from opposite end of bumper and bring it up
and through the hanging cambuckle. Pull it down until you see tension
and foam blocks compressing. Repeat the above procedure on the opposite
end of canoe. IMPORTANT! Make
sure no part of the canoe contacts car roof. IMPORTANT! DO
NOT ATTACH HOOK TO BUMPER.
USE & CARE
TIPS Limit transport distance to 250 miles.
Clean block and roof surfaces before use. Check strap tension
frequently. Keep ropes away from exhaust system and sharp or
abrasive surfaces. Ensure canoe does not touch car roof after
SAFETY CHECK After
driving about five miles, stop and check to make sure straps and
ropes are still tight and canoe is secure on top of car. Check
to make sure no sharp or abrasive surfaces touch straps.
To prevent strap hum or buzz at high speeds, simply fold
the sides of the strap together and wrap with tape or a shielded
garbage bag tie.
PREVENTING STRAP HUM
If straps hum or buzz at high speeds, give strap a few twists or fold sides
of strap together and secure with tape or a shielded garbage tie. Keep ropes
and straps away from exhaust system and sharp or abrasive surfaces. This
breaks up wind vibration.
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