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03 Dec 2019 20:19 #216219 by laminarpanda
Thanks for all you replies! it’s very helpful.
I guess the bottom line is doable, but not recommended...
I might need to look for other options, which is a shame as we were getting excited at the idea of getting a Jimny!
Thanks!

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04 Dec 2019 05:19 #216226 by Lambert
I think if you are firm on the Jimny the best option as mentioned above is going to be a trailer which for a couple of canoes is not going to have to be massively heavy so would be well within the ability of a Jimny to pull even up some of the more remote areas of NZ. But trailers are not for everyone and are not without compromise. Good luck with your decision.

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04 Dec 2019 08:29 #216227 by Bill Portland
If you're carrying 2 kayaks then presumably there's 2 of you which helps considerably when putting them on the roof. If they're narrow kayaks then there will be room. If you're considering a gen4 jimny then you'll only be limited to the carrying capacity of your chosen roofbars (my thule bars are rated for 100kg max). If a gen3, then the 30kg roof laod limit may be an issue.
My 41kg fishing kayak is wide and is best carried flat to keep side wind effects to a minimum. Otherwise, its fine on my gen4.

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