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      It depends. What model truck are you driving (short bed, long bed etc) and how long is your canoe and kayak? Do you have a receiver hitch?

      If you have a receiver hitch, I would recommend buying one of the "truck bed extenders" (local store part # is 45830) from Harbor Freight on St. Andrews Rd and using it as directed to just extend your bed a little and give more support to your yak & canoe.



      I called HF and they have 12 in stock @ $29.99 a piece. Print this coupon http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/SingleMagLanders/americanprofile/images/20_c.jpg and you will pay around $25 out the door. Then later if you get around to making the rack I wrote about, you will already have one of the parts you need.

      Be careful with the ratchet straps as they have a tendency to be overtightened when using them to strap in kayaks/canoes and can cause oil canning of the hull. I recommend rope or lashing straps like these http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-2-1-inch-x-12-ft-lashing-straps-67386.html HF's straps aren't the greatest quality like ones designed for canoes/kayaks, but they'll get the job done for this weekend for sure. Good luck this weekend and enjoy your trip!
       
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      It depends. What model truck are you driving (short bed, long bed etc) and how long is your canoe and kayak? Do you have a receiver hitch?

      If you have a receiver hitch, I would recommend buying one of the "truck bed extenders" (local store part # is 45830) from Harbor Freight on St. Andrews Rd and using it as directed to just extend your bed a little and give more support to your yak & canoe.



      I called HF and they have 12 in stock @ $29.99 a piece. Print this coupon http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/SingleMagLanders/americanprofile/images/20_c.jpg and you will pay around $25 out the door. Then later if you get around to making the rack I wrote about, you will already have one of the parts you need.

      Be careful with the ratchet straps as they have a tendency to be overtightened when using them to strap in kayaks/canoes and can cause oil canning of the hull. I recommend rope or lashing straps like these http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-2-1-inch-x-12-ft-lashing-straps-67386.html HF's straps aren't the greatest quality like ones designed for canoes/kayaks, but they'll get the job done for this weekend for sure. Good luck this weekend and enjoy your trip!
      Thanks man, I appreciate it. I didn't know they were that cheap. All the one's I saw online were like $89 and up. I'll deffinately do this.
       
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