Forum Navigation

New Posts


RT Social Links

Facebook Page

Reel_time on Twitter

These are the 3 most used thread tags
Tag Cloud
fly fishing guatemala marlin fly sailfish fly

Go Back   Reel-Time Forums > Fly Fishing Topics > Kayaks

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 7 votes, 3.71 average. Display Modes
Old 02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
Living Waters Living Waters is offline
NH Inshore Reel-Timer
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Shallow Water
Posts: 584
"J" cradle for a Hobie Revolution

Do any of you guys use a J cradle to transport your Revolution on top of your vehicle? If so, which one do you use or recommend, Thule, Yakima?
Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 08:33 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
If It Swims I'll Catch It
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Location: Buzzards Bay, Ma.
Posts: 4,694
I just strap mine down, upside down, to the padded crossbars. I've never been a big fan of J-bars. They turn your yak into a sail! Since the Hobie hulls are very rigid you can really tighten the straps. Yak won'e even budge!

The World's Foremost Authority on My Own Opinion
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 02:11 PM
S Wally's Avatar
S Wally S Wally is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Shore/Merrimack Valley
Posts: 66
Thule J, Malone Sea Wing

I have used both a Thule J and a Malone Sea Wing when transporting a Revo on my wife's Subaru. She has an Old Town Dirigo. We've tried each kayak in the different racks and it doesn't seem to make much difference. The Revo is a bit wider so we usually put that in the J rack. I recommend lines fore and aft for safety and stability. Sherpak Quick Loops make it easy to attach the lines without having to crawl under the car bumpers (or rub off any paint).

My preference when going solo is to just slide the Revolution into the bed of my Silverado. Quick and easy. A quick trucker's hitch or two and it's secure.
It was so different before everything changed.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Living Waters Living Waters is offline
NH Inshore Reel-Timer
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Shallow Water
Posts: 584
Thank you guys.

We have two kayaks now, a Revo and a Pro Angler. I was hoping to get both kayaks on a truck ladder rack so I can also tow the boat. The ladder rack has a Thule crossbar so I can mount a Thule Hull-a-Port Pro. I would love to mount both flat but the PA is so wide I'll have to turn the Revo sideways to make them fit.

If we are not towing the boat it is easy, PA in the bed and Revo on the ladder rack flipped over flat. Very rarely will I carry both kayaks and tow the boat though, family vacations, that's about it.

Nice to know though it can be done putting the Revo in a J cradle.

Thanks Again
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hobie Revolution dlangan Kayaks 24 08-07-2008 08:31 PM
Question for Hobie Owners? Jason726 Kayaks 2 06-18-2008 09:22 PM
Hobie revolution maiden voyage gseries69 Kayaks 4 05-19-2008 01:09 PM
Hobie Revolution dims Kayaks 7 02-01-2007 11:14 AM
Is the Hobie Quest a good buy? Dumpcast Kayaks 0 02-23-2006 01:02 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.

vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 1995-2016, Cahill Digital

You Rated this Thread: