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Old 11-26-2015, 04:41 PM   #21
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Dave - in the picture you posted, the stern rope is redundant. The ropes at the bow prevent the canoe from going backwards, and so does the stern rope. That's why I attach my stern rope to a thwart closer to the centre of the canoe.

Like this: /-----\ not this: /-----/
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:59 PM   #22
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Dave - in the picture you posted, the stern rope is redundant. The ropes at the bow prevent the canoe from going backwards, and so does the stern rope. That's why I attach my stern rope to a thwart closer to the centre of the canoe.

Like this: /-----\ not this: /-----/
Yea, the picture I posted was just something I found showing the front tie-down strap loops. I do not use a stern tie-down to the back of the truck either. Here is a photo of my truck with the canoe on it. (My bow tie-down ropes are simply to prevent lateral movements - most likely to happen when being passed by an on-coming semi-truck. The roof rack tie-downs are more than adequate to prevent forward-backward movements on my rack).
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:37 PM   #23
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When I do tie down the front of my canoe, rather than have the front tie down ropes/straps go over top of the front of the vehicle where they rub and damage the paint, I use a system of straps that fasten inside the hood of the car and can be used to strap the canoe down without any danger of rubbing the paint. Works really well.
I heard about those when I looked into putting the canoe on our van - it's a popular solution. Since I don't have useful anchor points in the bumper, if I needed a line in the front I would likely do that.

My rear line wrapped against the face of the bumper. Like Baglo's front line, I used short sections of foam insulation for pipes between the rope and the bumper.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:46 PM   #24
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When I do tie down the front of my canoe, rather than have the front tie down ropes/straps go over top of the front of the vehicle where they rub and damage the paint, I use a system of straps that fasten inside the hood of the car and can be used to strap the canoe down without any danger of rubbing the paint. Works really well. Here is a picture of a system similar to what I use.
I did that with my Pilot too. Works great.
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