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Old 11-05-2018, 12:00 PM   #11
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One thing you tend to see is a canoe tied from the bow to the front bumper and from the stern to the rear bumper. /------/
The front tie down will keep the canoe from moving side to side and backward, but the rear tie down is doing nothing. If you slam on the brakes, the canoe can just keep going forward.
The rear rope needs to be tied to a thwart like so /------\---

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Old 11-05-2018, 12:11 PM   #12
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We found, at least with the cross winds along I-80 in Wyoming, that a single front kayak tie down isn't enough to keep the kayaks bows from shifting sideways, causing more wind resistance, and a very worried driver! So, we tie down our kayaks from the front and sides near the front to keep 'em heading directly into the slipstream.

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