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Using our Malone 50" cross bars and SportRack kayak J stacker carrier, we are able to get a canoe and kayak on top of our 2009 Forester:







A bit wider bars would make it better but this works fine.
 

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Nice! Im thinking of getting a kayak again. It would suite the foz nicely...
What kind of tires are those and do you like them?
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Nice Will, the boats look great up there. How was the new canoe?
I'm planning to make a set of paddles for ours, woodworking 101 etc..

hmm, interesting, those pics make me think a playboat would fit along with our canoe.. :biggrin:
 

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Yup, a cheap ($200) Canadian Tire special. My son says its faster but not as stable as the ones he used at Shumway Lake.

And the new canoe is incredible! very easy to paddle, holds all 4 of us, and can handle a bit of a chop with ease.
 

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Nice! Im thinking of getting a kayak again. It would suite the foz nicely...
What kind of tires are those and do you like them?
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General Grabber AT2 is the tire. They are OK, but noisy and don't help with gas consumption, that's for sure!

This is them:

 

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If I leave the yakima load warrior on and have the mako saddle on top, wouldnt it be too high with a kayak on top? I have a surf ski (21 ft ocean racing kayak) set go on the foz next month. :)
 

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Btw, what skid plate do you have on? Tie downs? How's it treating the paint during transit? Anchor points?
 

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Btw, what skid plate do you have on? Tie downs? How's it treating the paint during transit? Anchor points?
To your questions:

The skid plate info is here: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f139/modified-primitive-skidplate-ok-subaru-72586/ and here: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f139/primitive-plate-41799/. There are a few posts about the Primitive plate, try a search for more info.

Tie downs: front is easy as they are loops under the bumper; for the rear I use the bracket that is attached to the body that also has the exhaust hangers from it, one each side. I would not recommend attaching to the hangers as you could risk pulling them off if something goes bad. I just use regular cam buckle types.

For the main tie downs on the rack, I use a wide one, with padded buckles so the canoe is not marked. Very nice. Got them when we bought the canoe.

For the kayak, I just use the tie downs that came with the J stacker. Our play kayak is too short to require bow and stern ties.

So far, no issues on the paint but I may add some protection for the front tie downs as they do curve over the bumper. The rears angle back and are no issue.
 

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Thanks for the detailed info.

I also have a primitive skid plate, collecting dust in the shop where I left it. Issue I had with it was the heat that builds up. Also about it not covering the whole bottom and making the tmic less effective. I'll see what subie outlaw did to modify it to make it work better.

For the front, you may try these http://www.rutabaga.com/product.asp?pid=1001675 I have them bookmarked, getting them on my next online purchase.

Yeah, padded buckles are a must. Also protects paint if ever buckle falls.

I have to find a way how to tie the front and rear of my surf ski. Its 21 ft, maybe I can just latch on the boat cover during transit.
 

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