Re: [baidarka] ribbing progress

t simpson (
Tue, 05 May 1998 19:40:01 -0700

Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 19:40:01 -0700
From: t simpson <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] ribbing progress

Rich: Congrats on ribbing! It's a challenge the first time. What size
and type of wood are your ribs?

For carrying on a roof rack I use 2, 5/8" soft braided ropes , my roof
racks are about 4.5' apart and to them each one rope is used, tightened
just snug. The kayak is carried upside down and where it touches the
roof rack, soft 3/8" closed cell foam is placed. Simple and secure.
Haven't lost a kayak yet in 15 years. Do not attach ropes to the ends of
the kayak for transporting. Some folks make a cradle out of wood lined
with carpet and this works well, I did this for a while but found it