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Old 05-14-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Yak Rak

This is my prototype rack I have been working on for transporting my kayaks when towing the travel trailer. It hauls 2 kayaks, 2 canoes or a aluminum boat up to 16 ft long, tilts down for easy one person loading/unloading, pivots to either side to allow easy loading/unloading for day use in transit between campsites with the TT still hooked up, while only taking up 6.5 in/sq of bed space.

Still fine tuning it, but it successfully made its first actual trip travelling 300 miles pulling the TT without any noticeable feeling that the two 13 ft ocean kayaks were even on there.
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Very nice!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:21 PM   #3
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Like it.
Getting the kayaks on and off my Leer cap is getting harder every year.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
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Ya might want to think about patenting you rack, as it looks like a great idea to me, with or without a TT.
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I've been pondering just that...
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:17 PM   #6
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I like it a lot! I have a 16ft wood canoe that I been looking for a rack for while towing the trailer. We going to Montana this Summer I would like to find something I can afford to take it up with the trailer.
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That is pretty darn cool. I spent a fortune on a Thule rack that I have to struggle to get the yaks up on.
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Loading my yaks had always been difficult before building this rack. I always had to have help around to load or unload and since I'm a short lil feller it always involved a step ladder as well.

On the last trip, the DW was surprised that I had loaded the yaks all by myself while she had been napping.

The rack was designed by me and another friend who we RV and Yak with. I started with a real basic idea and he threw in another and after about two hours of brainstorming and tearing apart each other's bad ideas, till only the strong ones survived.

I have about $100 in materials, 20 hrs time and priceless experience in how I'd build the next one to be even better.

The tilt and turn are obvious, no ones caught on to the neatest trick about it yet...
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Now that's slick! Great idea! \ken
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OK, I, we give up! What's the secret function ?
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Sold! I will buy one from you. Just what I have been looking for! Please let me know. Will buy one from you today. I believe you must be a genius.
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