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Re: What does your SUP carrying vehicle look like...?
« Reply #1320 on: March 18, 2017, 09:06:21 AM »
You'll probably never exceed the weight limit of a rack with surfboards, but you can easily exceed the aerodynamic load limit, which in the case of many factory racks secured with sheet metal screws is close to zero.

If you stack many boards on a rack it's a good idea to tie down the noses and add a through strap that runs over the boards and through the doors. Slam the doors on the straps and you're fine unless it rains. The rain will follow the strap through the weatherstripping, run along the strap and then drip unerringly in your crotch. This is known.
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Re: What does your SUP carrying vehicle look like...?
« Reply #1321 on: March 18, 2017, 02:21:25 PM »
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Re: What does your SUP carrying vehicle look like...?
« Reply #1322 on: March 19, 2017, 12:04:38 AM »
You'll probably never exceed the weight limit of a rack with surfboards, but you can easily exceed the aerodynamic load limit, which in the case of many factory racks secured with sheet metal screws is close to zero.

If you stack many boards on a rack it's a good idea to tie down the noses and add a through strap that runs over the boards and through the doors. Slam the doors on the straps and you're fine unless it rains. The rain will follow the strap through the weatherstripping, run along the strap and then drip unerringly in your crotch. This is known.

Rain coming through the door seals via tie down strap to crotch.. Yep been there done and regretted that. Sold the damn HandiRack right away after one use. Only handy while it's warm and sunny. Totally wrong product for Holland! ☔️

But great tip on synching the nose down for the stacked boards. Good that they'd be in board bags with front and rear carry handle for easy anchor points.


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