Car topping a Huki V2-Z?

I just ordered this canoe, but I guess this question could apply to any OC. Does Thule make any accessory that will work on my current crossbars or should I buy the foam block carriers from Huki? Thanks.

Submitted by wallace on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 2:24am

The foam blocks will afford a gentler ride for the canoe, I`d go with them if i were you.

#1 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 3:02am

Burnham Boat Slings. Fits on Thule or Yakima crossbars, rock solid, easy on and off, personally proven stable at well over 100mph. Anything else is a poor compromise unless you only need to carry your canoe a few miles at low speed.

#2 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 5:03am

Looks good Jibo, so where can I buy them in Hawaii? Go Bananas?

#3 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 5:21am

Pretty sure that no one is selling them here. Get them direct from
Not the cheapest carrier by any means, but if you value your canoe, the only way to go unless you have a vehicle that gives you a crossbar spread of 7-8 feet or more.

#4 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:23am

Thule makes a SlipStream 887 rack system that works well but is a little pricy.

If you are on a budget, you can make your own from Thule cross and works really well.


Jibofo... be careful with statements such as:
"Anything else is a poor compromise unless you only need to carry your canoe a few miles at low speed."

Due to wind pressure, at +100mph with OC-2's on your roof, you are running a risk of having your Thule/Yakima rack fail and rip-off your roof.

#5 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 2:04pm

While the basic rack systems from Thule and Yakima are fine, their canoe carriers are hampered by the fact that on most vehicles the crossbars are only a couple of feet apart and that their cradles are on the flexy side.
Burhams carriers address both of these problems with a very simple bombproof design. The 887 is a huge improvement over Yakima's other carriers, but is not as clean or simple a design as Burnhams.
As for the 100 mph+, I'm sure that Thule and Yakima both state some speed limit for product liability reasons. That said, I've put literally tens of thousands of miles on my rig at sustained legal highway speed (and well above) with absolutely no problems to my canoes, racks, or roof top.
As adults we can all make our own decisions and hopefully be man/woman enough to deal with the consequences if necessary.

#6 Thu, 05/14/2009 - 2:25pm

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