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Tie stuff down outdoors!

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Andre Cloutier, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    After losing a courting canoe mid-restoration to high winds that threw it across the yard, you think i'd learn. Left this recent purchase overturned in the yard, came home after a wicked storm to find it in the pool. Well, at least it wasnt sunk.

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  2. Jon Bouton

    Jon Bouton Sucker for an Indian Girl

    I chased down my brand new 1972 OT Royalex as a thunderstorm rolled it across my (parents) yard toward the nearby pasture. Lesson learned. Anyone else?
  3. Pam Wedd

    Pam Wedd Wood canvas canoe builder

    Oh yeah
    Had an 18 ft lapstrake rowing skiff outside, tight against the side of the barn, low on the ground, just sitting on some 4 inch beams. Wind picked up and we ran around battening down and thought that boat was heavy and right on the ground. Wind still picked it up and flipped it - cracked a rib or plank - can't quite remember. Drats.

    hmm, nice pool Andre!!
  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    At Assembly last year, I remember seeing someone arriving with canoes on the roof rack, and someone else commenting that it was a good idea not only to strap the canoe in the usual way including belly straps and end triangulation but also to put an extra safety tie connecting one of the crossmembers (thwart, seat) to the rack.
  5. Kevin French

    Kevin French Paddler

    The canoe that lived below the kayak was brought along side the house before the storm so I could get out.

  6. mms

    mms Curious about Wooden Canoes

    transport tie down query

    a little off topic: I'm a new owner of 2 OTC guide wood/canvas, 16' and 20' now stored indoors suspended from ceiling, but due for car roof rack transport car roof rack transport. Please suggest bow & stern tie downs to car hitch, tow bars, etc. I'd hate to pass a line trough something fragile, yet I always tie down my plastic & kevlar boats. t
  7. kayamedic

    kayamedic Kim Gass

    Worst of all on a trip. Lost a canoe in a wind squall in the Boundary Waters. It was well on shore. A heavy beast. Blew it back into the water , where it landed right side up and wound up on the opposite shore...

    fortunately not a far swim.. swim with paddles is not fun.

    We tie down to underhood mounts.

    you'll note alternatives on the same page.

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