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How to Carry Kayaks and Paddleboards From Home to the Water

If you’ve just purchased a kayak or paddleboard, you may be wondering how to carry them from home to the water. For most people, this means getting in the car and driving to the water. This article will show you how to properly pack and transport your paddleboards and kayaks so they arrive at the water safely. Whether you’re carrying one paddleboard or a whole fleet of inflatable kayaks, here are some tips to keep in mind: 2 person fishing kayaks

Depending on the type of craft, transporting a kayak or paddleboard can be awkward. Experts recommend launching them from a moderately high-freeboard boat, either bow or stern first. If you’re carrying multiple paddleboards or kayaks, you’ll want to attach a dock line to your boat before launching. Adding a line to the dock will help you retrieve your kayaks quickly when you’re done.

If you’re carrying two kayaks, a specially designed cradle can help you load your kayaks in the most convenient position. A specially designed lift-assist cradle can also make loading heavy boats easier. A load-assist cart is another helpful accessory. Using a cradle mount will prevent you from having to worry about lugging a heavy paddleboard or kayak.

The best way to transport your paddleboard or kayak is to choose a style that is easy to carry. Paddle boards and kayaks both have sides that let you carry stuff inside. You can either opt for a hard plastic kayak or an inflatable one, depending on your needs. Both have paddle blades at the ends of the shaft. When packing them, make sure you pack them properly for their long journeys.

Once you’ve secured your paddleboard and kayak, it’s time to carry them. A good option is a kayak strap that ties around the base. The straps should not be twisted and should be far apart. This will ensure that the straps are secure and won’t slide around. The straps should also be long enough so that they don’t stretch out when you’re carrying the board.

When loading your paddleboard onto a roof rack, be sure to secure them. Paddleboards can easily be damaged if left on the roof of a car. The best way to secure them is with a good quality paddleboard bag. It’ll protect them from road debris as well as hot sun. If you’re taking your paddleboard along with you, make sure to use a rack that can carry paddleboards and kayaks.

Once your SUP is packed and strapped securely to your vehicle, you can transport it easily. You can carry it overhead with its carry handle, or lean it against the rear of your vehicle. A sturdy ladder is also handy to carry your paddleboard safely. As long as you have a steady hand, it’s easy to transport your paddleboard. In fact, you can also use your vehicle’s trunk as a carry handle.