Roof Rack Strap Noise

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  1. dudewarner

    dudewarner Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased my first new kayak a 12' sit on top fishing yak. So I took my first trip out to Pinto Lake for a little bass fishing I had no problems on the way there but on the way home I had a bad vibration at all speeds. I have TRACRAC Racks on my 06 sierra, I hear putting a twist in the straps will stop this, and I had put the straps straight on the way home making sure there was no twist. Is this my problem? (kayak rookie) I did have a great time the fishing was slow but the weather was great, should have bought a kayak a long time ago.
     
  2. J Woodman

    J Woodman Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak for your particular rack but when I see flatbed trucks on the road, their straps always have a 1/2 turn from one side to the other. Hopefully it is that simple for you.
     
  3. gancho

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    Hey Dude. Several twist always did it for me. Even twisted the straps on the kayak hatch cover and tank well. Put a rubber band on the carry handles to keep them from flopping in the wind. Stop during your journey to double check all the tie downs. Ocean kayak fishing has 4 levels of enjoyment for me. 1, on the water. 2. On the ocean. 3 catching fish. 4. Catching big fish. Enjoy. Gancho
     
  4. dudewarner

    dudewarner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dennis
    Put a couple twist in and the noise stopped, went to another pond the other day and fished places where I could never reach on land, I am hooked <(((><
     

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