Canoe & 2000 Ford Expedition
My Hexpedition's rack consists of moveable forward aft bars. There are no side rails to secure line to. Ford has a "kayak kit," and the sales literature is unclear as to the components included in the kit. Ford states the rack is made by Yakima.
My canoe is an aluminum Grumman [successor] 17-footer. I am new to canoeing.
Which rack do you folks recommend? Manufacturer? Price range? Quality reputation? Web sites?
Are tie down straps a special item?
What weight and shape anchor is best?
The least uncomfortable PFDs?
The canoe will be used on small lakes, spring creeks, and the American and Napa Rivers in Calif.