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Jun 19, 2021 19:53:46   #
FS Digest
 
Leaving for a family beach trip tomorrow and was hoping to take me and my wives new yaks on their first trip. We live on the east coast and with that tropical storm they’re predicting wind gusts of 45+ which is making me nervous as it’s my first trip with the yaks. Don’t want get hit with a gnarly crosswind. I have a self installed rhino rack on my Nissan sedan and have J hooks that I will be strapping the yaks to, and will be tying both yaks down with bow and stern lines. Do y’all think this will be good enough, or should I scrap taking the yaks this year? I have no idea how they’ll hold up in the wind. Have never driven with them on my car before. Thanks!

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by canesfan2005

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Jun 20, 2021 08:56:09   #
JohnG Loc: Long Island NY.
 
You plan on going out in those winds?

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Jun 20, 2021 13:10:32   #
Kayakfishing Loc: Crystal river fl
 
Could be 1st and last trip. 😳
I have a Hobie pro angler, wouldn’t try it in that kind of weather.

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Jun 20, 2021 14:38:33   #
Mark V Loc: Colorado,now RV full time we winter in MesaAZ
 
Don't worry about tying them down. With those forecasted wind speeds and your lack of kayaking experience leave the boats at home!

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Jun 20, 2021 17:55:44   #
JohnG Loc: Long Island NY.
 
I belong to a boating club that won’t let you out at 25mph winds. And those are 21ft center consoles that are ocean worthy.

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Jun 20, 2021 19:04:08   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
Going out in a Gale is foolish and irresponsible. Letting your family go out in a gale is just plain abusive. This is not meant as a jab at you. It is just what it is. I am glad you posted this question. It shows you are not to proud to admit you are a beginner. It may have saved you and your wife's life.

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Jun 20, 2021 19:05:10   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
bapabear wrote:
Going out in a Gale is foolish and irresponsible. Letting your family go out in a gale is just plain abusive. This is not meant as a jab at you. It is just what it is. I am glad you posted this question. It shows you are not to proud to admit you are a beginner. It may have saved you and your wife's life.


Have a blast with the boats when you get home.

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