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Old April 14th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Surf Board / SUP rack

I'm adding a standup paddle board (SUP) rack to my D90. It has a soft canvas top, so there are 2 options that I'm considering:

1. A traditional up-and-over rack that will require drilling into the side of the D90 in four places. But with so many bars, it's not a very "clean" look and I'm worried that it will detract from the D90's appearance. This is an example of what the rack looks like:



2. Or, I could get this type of "minimalist" rack and simply attach it to the existing roll bars. It's a very simple and clean look. However, it would require cutting into my canvas top and then re-stitching and weather-proofing around the 4 inserts.



Does anyone have any advice about the best approach to take? While I roll all of the sides up on my canvas top, I never take the top off completely, so that's not an issue in either case.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Two pool noodles run fore and aft and a ratchet strap across front and rear. No drilling and under $20.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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You are over thinking it.

For customers with SUPs I make regular crossbars, but add an 18" U shaped extension to the rear crossbar which works pretty well. But even regular crossbars work just fine, you just center the board. It pushes it farther forward on the truck, but still works.

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Old April 14th, 2013, 08:15 PM
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The rack above is really nice, or you can get Yakima feet (designed for Nissan Xterra) extensions (high risers I think) and cross bars.
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Wolf, how much are the racks with the U shaped extensions? My surfboard is 9'4" and that sounds like the perfect rack.
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Wolf, how much are the racks with the U shaped extensions? My surfboard is 9'4" and that sounds like the perfect rack.
$350 painted, $425 powdercoated.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 09:08 PM
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Old April 14th, 2013, 10:32 PM
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I mount my surfboards to the cage itself using a Softrack found at any surf shop. Only downside is you have to have the top off.

Attached is a photo from today with a 7'6" board up top.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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You are over thinking it.

For customers with SUPs I make regular crossbars, but add an 18" U shaped extension to the rear crossbar which works pretty well. But even regular crossbars work just fine, you just center the board. It pushes it farther forward on the truck, but still works.

Thanks for the info! My SUP board is 12' and I also have a snorkel on the D90... would the snorkel interfere with what you're recommending? If not, how much would it cost to get a rack like that, including shipping to ZIP 32459 in Florida? Thanks, Wolf!

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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Wolf, I would love to buy those bars but have a Badger Surrey and does not allow me to mount in that location. Have you run in to this one yet?

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$350 painted, $425 powdercoated.
Hey Wolf, looked you up online and it says you are hibernating. Called Lelo several times and no reply. Do you know anywhere else to pick up these awesome mounts? Thanks.
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He's in Hawaii now and not making anything I believe currently
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Yep, soaking up the sun in Hawaii and am not doing any fabrication right now. Jeff Huff (aka lelofab) is pretty busy with his day job as well. Not much help, but have you tried PMing him?
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The front wooden bar I made to thread into the light mar mounts on a NAS. This only works eith the top off and I just stay boards down to this and the rear roll cage.

The metal bar for the front cage I believe was made by Thule years ago and I have seen them for sale here on the forum. Problem is the spacing is pretty tight between crossbars. I only use these for skis.
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