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Kayaking 101


What’s The Correct Way To Transport My Kayak?

A roof rack, whether factory installed or an aftermarket product, greatly enhances both security and convenience when transporting your kayak. There are many aftermarket accessories that combine with a roof rack to offer even more convenience and security.

  • The simplest, but not necessarily the most secure solution is to place minicell foam cradles between the boat and the roof, and tie the boat to the roof rack, if so equipped, or through the door openings of vehicles without a roof rack.
  • The most secure attachment would come from an aftermarket roof rack and specially made "kayak cradles." This option provides security, convenience, and protection from hull damage.
  • Good results may also be obtained by tying the boat directly to a rack. It is best to at least pad the rack with foam and tie the boat on upside-down to minimize deformation of the hull.

In all cases, it is recommended to tie both ends of the boat to the bumpers for extra security.

Your Perception dealer can provide you with any parts and accessories you may need.