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Canoe on Jimny Bits roof rack/cage

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07 Sep 2018 23:53 #195779 by Grainfoot
Has anyone had a canoe on the Jimny Bits rack. Have a 16ft open canoe which I think should be on a rack mounted direct to the roof for security rather than on the week roof rails. The quality of the Jimny bits rack looks excellent . Only concern is that the height of the rack might affect stability adversely although I realise stability will be affected in some way.

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08 Sep 2018 06:56 #195787 by Riccy
I wouldnt fancy driving a jimny with a roof approx 4ft long trying to carry a 16ft canoe. thats going to stick out so much you will need to tow a trailer behind :laugh:

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08 Sep 2018 09:46 #195790 by Keithy
Find a fabricators nearby and have a custom rack made.

It'd probably be cheaper and get the canoe nearer the roof?
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08 Sep 2018 10:56 #195793 by Grainfoot

Keithy wrote: Find a fabricators nearby and have a custom rack made.

It'd probably be cheaper and get the canoe nearer the roof?


Yes thought of this it is an option but I do like the look of the Jimny bits rack.

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08 Sep 2018 16:58 #195801 by Grainfoot

Riccy wrote: I wouldnt fancy driving a jimny with a roof approx 4ft long trying to carry a 16ft canoe. thats going to stick out so much you will need to tow a trailer behind :laugh

We have to really

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10 Sep 2018 18:52 - 10 Sep 2018 18:55 #195850 by Grainfoot
Last edit: 10 Sep 2018 18:55 by Grainfoot. Reason: Ad a bit more info

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10 Sep 2018 21:47 - 10 Sep 2018 21:52 #195867 by Busta
I can't help with the Jimny Bits rack, but I carry a 16ft canoe on my Jimny on home made stainless steel roof bars that mount direct to the roof bolts. I run an extra strap from the front of the canoe down to the tie down points under the front bumper and it sits very securely. I can still happily cruise at 70mph without any drama.

Before I made my own bars I had this cheap ebay roof tray which wasn't as secure but still did the job.
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10 Sep 2018 23:22 - 10 Sep 2018 23:23 #195869 by Eskimo
Nice one Busta, I reckon if you put 1 under each side you could probably take the Jim canoeing with you :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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11 Sep 2018 05:00 #195874 by Grainfoot

Busta wrote: I can't help with the Jimny Bits rack, but I carry a 16ft canoe on my Jimny on home made stainless steel roof bars that mount direct to the roof bolts. I run an extra strap from the front of the canoe down to the tie down points under the front bumper and it sits very securely. I can still happily cruise at 70mph without any drama.

Before I made my own bars I had this cheap ebay roof tray which wasn't as secure but still did the job.


I notice you had strap running though doors around tray rack. Was that for additional fixing.?
Any pics of your stainless bars and fixing. That might be our best option.

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11 Sep 2018 07:55 - 11 Sep 2018 08:07 #195880 by Busta
No that's just the loose end of the strap. Shutting it in the door stops it flapping in the wind.

These are the first bars I made up. My current ones are much the same, but shinier. Very simple and strong.
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11 Sep 2018 08:35 #195883 by Grainfoot
They look ideal. Is there enough height on them so curvature of canoe bow doesn't interfere with windscreen view?

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11 Sep 2018 11:56 #195885 by Busta
Well you can certainly see it through the windscreen, but it doesn't hinder my view of the road any more than it does with any other car. My friend carries his on a Volvo V70 and I'd say his view is worse.

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