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Old 07-17-2005
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Well, I did it. Removed the lights on top.

Yup. Only for the summer/fall I guess. Will only take me 10-15 minutes to put them back on thankfully. Here's the pics of what it looks like now. Give me some honest opinions. I think it looks alot better than the major contraption I put together from the hitch.









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where did ya get the basket from?


btw... it looks great
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Looks good...
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I've had the basket on there for a little over a year now. It's made by con-ferr. I just took the kc lights off the rack to make room for the kayaks :)
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Lol so you ended up doing it. Looks good i like is that the only way you can mount it on its side or can you lay it down?
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I can take the mounts off and mount the kayak upright but on it's side is the best way to transport a kayak, no real stress on the hull that way.
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Oh i got ya i really dont know anything about that. Well anyway it looks good. Are you happy with it?
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where did ya get it at
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How tall does it sit now with the the kayak's on it like that? That'd probably be my biggest concern. But, I think it looks pretty good.

Didn't think there was anything wrong with the contraption you built either though.
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Looks....tall lol

I usually just put them in the bed leaning against the cab of the truck
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It's prolly about 9 feet ish. No taller than a lifted f-250 or a mini van with bikes on the top. I could have put them in the bed, but for long hauls with camping gear or anything like that I want unrestricted access to my tonnuea cover.
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acully i like it better before....alot better....


that really odd just the other day i took off my KC bar to recoat it man does it look stupid now haha
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doesnt look to tall... looks good tho
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Well, the lights aren't gone for good. Not by far. It's just so much easier to get out kayaking with the whole rack to use and I've used the rack lights a handful of times usefully since they were installed. So it's more of a functionality thing.
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Lookin good. I think I saw it in person last year in Wharton... looks good both with and without the light
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that rack looks nice on there, I didn't think any one made them for out trucks.

Was that made for it, or is it a custom fit?



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I think it is MUCH better Lefty....
Are you going to get a set of brackets for Jenn's vessel?

We missed you at Wharton this weekend - not much carnage
Camping was a blast, but the campsite was a bit of a joke
In about two months we plan to go back and camp at Atsion Lake
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Definately cleaner looking.
Is it possible to mount with the "cockpit" facing down? or is that bad too? just curious
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I'll be down for an atsion camping / kayaking trip bro. I had to work this weekend so I couldn't make it to Wharton. Good ole uncle sam gets me once a month and that was his 2 days hehe. I just hope the next meet doesn't fall on drill weekend too. I'm not going to get the same j style for jenn's, her's is too wide. Instead I'm getting the type that will have her's lay on it's bottom.
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Was the receiver hitch mounted support not working out too well or something?

Last week I went to Maine w/ two boats on my cheap-*** rack. Worked out pretty well. I have photos.. I should post'em..
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where did ya get that rack?
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Was the receiver hitch mounted support not working out too well or something?

Last week I went to Maine w/ two boats on my cheap-*** rack. Worked out pretty well. I have photos.. I should post'em..

The rack that I made could support another car, well not really but it's stupid strong. The thing is, it's a pain in the *** to lug it out of the closet, attach it, tie it down and have to undo everything when I'm done on the water. Plus, I lose my hitch when I have it like that and say if I'm going camping, kayaking, and taking the boat, well, I can't tow the boat with that rack. Now with the mounts on the rack itself, I drop the kayak down from it's sling, toss it on the truck and go.
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