If you’re looking to haul two kayaks on your nitro, there are three methods to consider. You can either use a paddle partner, a soft rack system, or a hard-mounted system. Whatever method you use, you should be able to get two kayaks into the nitro with ease.
Using a paddle partner
Using a paddle partner to haul two-kayak vehicles is a great way to increase your hauling capacity. This method is easy, and you don’t have to worry about rigging the vehicles. You can simply lock the kayaks to the truck with a pair of C-clamps. Just make sure you don’t over-tighten the straps, as this will dent the kayak. Also, place a red flag on your kayaks to help other drivers see them. This will also allow you to drive with more distance, as other drivers will be able to see your cargo.
A tandem kayak can also have a rudder to help with tracking corrections. A tandem kayak is a two-person boat, so you’ll need to learn how to synchronize your paddle motions with your paddle partner’s to get the best performance.
Two kayaks can be hard to transport, but there are several ways to carry them safely. One option is to use a blanket or towel as a carrier. This method is simple and inexpensive. You can place a towel or blanket on the bow of one kayak, and then use your other hand to lift the stern onto your back.
You can also use a paddle partner to help haul the two kayaks on nitro. Make sure that the two kayaks have secure straps for transporting them. Make sure to tie the kayaks’ cam straps to the crossbars on the vehicle. A cam strap can extend much further than you intend, so tie them down carefully.
Using a soft rack system
The most common type of kayak roof rack system consists of three parts. First, it raises the kayak approximately an inch from the roof. This allows permanent mounts and rod holders to contact the roof. It also limits the use of roof-mounted antennae. It may also be difficult to use on vehicles with rounded roofs.
Another option is using foam blocks on top of the car. These are specifically manufactured for the purpose. The foam blocks should be at least four inches wide and 20 inches long. These should be placed at a suitable distance apart. For example, if you have a car with a wide roof, it will be difficult to fit the kayaks on the roof rack.
The best kayak racks should include tie-downs that can be easily adjusted. This way, you won’t have to worry about the kayaks being loose while driving. Secondly, make sure you know how to tie a trucker’s hitch. It’s best to check the tie-downs after fifteen minutes of driving because they can loosen during that time.
If you don’t have a roof rack, you can still make a homemade system. Many people already own utility trailers and can use them to haul their kayaks. Utility trailers come in a variety of sizes. Utility trailers are essentially a truck bed that is lower to the ground. They should be at least six feet long.
Using a hard mounted system
There are several options for carrying two kayaks, but a hard mount system provides a stable, solid mount for the kayaks. A hard mount system is designed to eliminate flex or movement, and can be used for other types of cargo, including bikes and other sports equipment. Before choosing a system, be sure to choose one that is suited to your car and needs.
Using a nitro
Using a nitro to haul two tandem kayaks is easy to do if you know what you are doing. The first thing to do is secure the kayaks with ropes. The straps should be at least eight to 12 inches in length and should loop under the cross bars of the kayaks. Be sure to place the kayaks close to each other to prevent them from sliding around.
The next step is to prepare the vehicle to tow two kayaks. You can use foam blocks instead of pool noodles, but they are more expensive than pool noodles. You should cut the pool noodles to fit the width of your vehicle and a few inches extra to allow both kayaks to be safely carried side by side.
The straps can be secured by using the truck’s hitch or by using ropes. However, be careful not to overtighten them, because this can damage the kayaks. Also, be sure to put a red flag on the kayaks, which will help other drivers see the cargo.
Next, strap one of the kayaks to the roof rack of your vehicle. The straps should be long enough to support both kayaks. You may need to adjust the first kayak once you have placed the second one. The first kayak should be leaning against the second one, but you should try to leave a gap between the two so you can move it around a bit.
Using a telescoping lumber rack
Using a telescoping lumber-rack to haul two kayaks on a Nitro is not difficult. This type of rack is designed to be flexible enough to fit multiple kayaks on top of the vehicle, yet secure enough to prevent damage. It also has the added benefit of being lightweight and can be folded flat when not in use.
To secure the kayaks, make sure the end straps loop through the bow and stern handles. This way, the kayaks cannot slide down the straps. Lastly, make sure the kayaks are secure against the crossbars.
Before you put your kayaks on the rack, you should measure the distance between the crossbars to get a sense of mid-point. A good mid-point is halfway between the crossbars. Side handles are good guides to mark this mid-point.
Using a load assisting add-on
A load assisting add-on is a great way to haul two kayaks on a Nitro. This add-on prevents water from backing into the footwell, so you can haul two kayaks without worrying about weight. There are two main options for using a load assisting add-on for kayak hauling.
One option is to use a daisy chain. The chain will cover both kayaks and help you tuck the extra straps in. The chain will also extend the life of your kayak straps. Purchasing a daisy chain is not the most expensive kayak accessory, but it will provide you with many years of service.
Another option is to use foam blocks to support the kayaks. These are specially designed for this purpose, but can be expensive. Pool noodles are another cheaper option. Make sure to use blocks at least twenty inches long and four inches wide, and space them about two feet apart. Alternatively, you can use cam straps to secure the kayaks to the blocks.
Another option is to use bungee cords to secure the kayaks to the truck. Make sure to space them evenly, as overtightened kayak straps may dent the kayaks. You can also place a red flag on the kayaks to help other drivers see the cargo.