Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
TMF89

Rigging My Canoe? (Respond ASAP Please!)

Recommended Posts

TMF89

Sorry for putting this in the wrong section, but I need an answer fast. I'm home alone, and I'm going to take my canoe out. I have a Ford Expedition, and I'm thinking of shoving it on top, tying the front to two U shaped tow bars beneath the hood, and taking one rope and tying it to one of the hitch holes (for the safety chains) in the back? How do you guys normally do it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

Try putting this is the canoe forum also and you may get a response sooner. Sometimes Sundays can be a slower day on the forums so it may take a little time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TMF89

Already put it there and even in the Metro Lakes forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tim_Anderson

TMF

I use the cheap foam canoe carriers that go between your canoe and the roof of your vehicle....basically to protect your vehicle. You can get them at most sporting goods stores...fleet farm, gander, etc. I also use straps that go over the top of your canoe and through the inside of your vehicle....one through the front doors, and one through the back doors. They sinch down the canoe tight and are quick and easy. Make sure they are flat....if they're not, they vibrate, and will drive you nuts when you're driving. Finally, strap down the front and back to the front tow hooks, rear trailer hitch, or bumper to keep it steady in the wind, and from going left and right. Good luck, and let me know if you have any more questions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BillP

Careful. It's not a good idea to have any of your ropes against the finish on your vehicle. They get impregnated with sand and then damage the paint. Not much of a problem on pavement but a trip on Canadian gravel roads left me with strips of bare sheet metal on the front of my hood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BartmanMN

BillP, that is a great point. I will remember that if I load up a canoe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrappieAttitude

We normally put a folded dish towel under the straps against the hood. Many trips down the Sawbill trail with good shiny results in the end.

CA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • leech~~
      Well that is pretty sad. Had a lot of good times, burgers and dinners up there snowmobiling and 4 wheeling.   www.grandrapidsmn.com/...hill...squaw-lake/article_aa3b5546-f7ed-11e7-b45d-c34d... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjnv_rsyOrYAhUGEawKHV-ECfoQFghCMAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grandrapidsmn.com%2Fnews%2Ffire-destroys-the-hill-bar-in-squaw-lake%2Farticle_aa3b5546-f7ed-11e7-b45d-c34d5b1f648a.html&usg=AOvVaw1LRiuHCFf3M7Xusreg7vdH
    • Tom Sawyer
      Nice Bluegills Ricky! Those thumbnail sized opercular flaps are super special. H e l l those are thumbers!
    • Pat McGraw
      Well, check that one of the list. After trudging through the slush Saturday we were rewarded with a handful of undersized crappie. We'll have to try some of the options around Pelican next time. Happy, safe fishing everyone.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Beautiful weather on Sat and Sun. but plenty of traffic! No traffic today but still a very slow bite this morning. Could just be the weather change!??? Cliff
    • Draht
      Heading to that area this weekend - Curious as too how much snow cover is on the area lakes, and whether it's even worth bringing the wheelhouse?  
    • Wanderer
      I spent 3 hours last Saturday morning working on “the catalog” then went about my weekend, planning to finish at the end of the weekend.  Went to open it up and the new laptop won’t make pictures on the screen.  Tried everything; no dice.  Have to return the piece of Black Friday junk.
    • Rick G
      Here is some more dirty ice armor fish pics..... todays beast, released to fight again 
    • JerkinLips
      Cliff, did you have a lot of vehicle traffic around you on Saturday? Maybe the bad fishing on Saturday was just the weather conditions, although Saturday was beautiful weather-wise.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Same here. Thursday was a good bite and the weekend bite was mostly a bust! Cliff
    • leech~~
      I think he's going to not wash it and keep telling everyone at the bait store and on the lake he's a Pro Staff on HSO & Outdoors Minnesota. Until someone sends him a HSO hoody or new hat!
  • Share & Have Fun