How do you lock a kayak to a storage rack?

Start by threading your cable through a scupper hole at the bow of your kayak and then pass the cable underneath your roof rack bars and through another scupper hole at the stern of your kayak. From there, you can bring the two loops at either end of your cable together before locking them together.

How do I protect my kayak from theft?

Kayak Theft Prevention Tips

  1. Lock ‘Em Up. …
  2. Keep Them Out of Sight (And, Therefore, Out of Mind) …
  3. Build A Kayak Storage Shed (That Locks!) …
  4. Keep a Record Of Your Hull Identification Number. …
  5. Hide a Second ID Number Somewhere Else On Your Kayak. …
  6. Get Kayak Insurance. …
  7. Paint It Cleverly. …
  8. Do The Double Lock!

How do you lock a kayak in the back of a truck?

First run a cam buckle strap across the top of your kayak, parallel to the tailgate. Attach the cam buckle to your truck’s anchor points and pull to tighten. Next, run a second tie-down from the tow loop back to your bed anchor. Tighten down the strap to pull the boat forward into the rear bed wall.

How do you store a kayak outside?

Storing Your Kayak Outside

  1. Under a deck.
  2. Under a roof or eaves.
  3. On a covered porch.
  4. With a water- and UV-resistant kayak cover.
  5. Under a tarp, strung up if possible.
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How many scupper plugs kayak?

The average kayak has 6-8 scupper holes in various sections of the boat. Gene likes to keep the rear holes plugged because that’s where most of the weight is carried. Plugging them helps give the boat a bit of lift out of the water. It also keeps that area drier.

How do you lock a kayak at home?

Just loop a cable lock or lock cables around and through the scupper plug holes or kayak handles, to keep it locked and safe. Place the kayak in a protective storage bag and cover with tarp to keep your kayak out of sight from any would-be thieves.

How do you transport a kayak in a truck bed?

Make Sure Your Kayak Stays Put

  1. Once the tailgate is down, slide the kayak in bow first.
  2. Your kayak should have hardware or a grab handle at the bow and stern to pick up and transport the kayak. …
  3. Run a cam strap through anchor points on the floor or bed rails of your truck bed and then through the bow of the kayak.