Paddle Rig?!?!

So, quickly discovering that having an OC1 now is a bit problematic with a little Subbie Impreza. Sure it works, paid for, etc, but it's lacking roof line (working on a custom cradle), but w the ama inside, makes it tight for any extra people.

Several of my friends have Elements, but I'm curious to know what other rigs people have here for carrying their canoes and gear and friends and beers and such......


Submitted by bsmart on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:13am

i see people all over the mainland using these things to bridge between/extend narrow racks. there's another brand that looks better to me but no idea what it's called.

#1 Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:36am

This is what I use...They are pretty awesome. You could probably make them or have them made, but I like to support entrepreneurs!

#2 Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:22am

I use the Goodboy V-bar cradles as well; they work superbly, are well-engineered, and really pretty modestly priced for what they are. I use them to carry my 21' outrigger and surf skis, and our 24' tandem outrigger on my Charger. One gal in our racing group has a Goodboy Rack on her Toyota Yaris - which is probably about as small a roofline as you'll get next to a Smart Fortwo.

#3 Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:35am


Did you see the guy at the gorge this year with the Dodge Viper with the Goodboy Racks?

#4 Fri, 08/21/2015 - 1:07pm

bs mart, those Goodboy ones are the others i had seen up north.

#5 Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:41pm

TI - I certainly didn't see a Viper at the Gorge!! I was talking to a buddy of mine that has a welding shop, I think I've come up with an idea that will work w my J-racks, but also with the Yak or Thule saddles.

Sure appreciate all the ideas and I like the Goodboy racks, so if all else fails........order up those....

#6 Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:46pm

I have the burnham boat slings on my truck. (They were a gift) They are really nice. One feature that surprised me was that they add a bit of shock absorption, which is really nice if you have to drive off road to your launch. There is just somethign about having my canoe getting jerked around that makes me feel uneasy- its probably only psycological for me, now that i think about it, but what-ev's. I like em. They are a little taller, though, so if height is an issue for you, give that a second though.

#7 Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:27am

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