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How to Strap Your Canoe or Kayak to a Roof Rack

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Roll and Tie the Kayak Straps Up
Kayak Roof Rack Step 5

Kayak Roof Rack Step 5- Roll and Tie the Straps Up

Photo © by George E. Sayour
Now that your canoe or kayak is securely strapped down to your vehicle, its time to go, right? Wrong. There is one last step. You don't want the kayak straps flapping in the wind and whipping against your car. You will need to tie them up somehow. The best way is to wrap each strap around and around the part of the kayak roof rack that attaches to the car. Then take the end of the strap and knot it against the rest of the straps or wedge it under them. Don't think you'll just slam them in the door of the car to keep them from flapping outside. This will only damage your kayak straps over time.
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