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A friend of mine gave me a 16ft Old Town Guide canoe.

I am trying to figure out a way to transport it from his house to mine.

Even when i get the canoe home, I'm gonna need help transporting it to the water.

I have a chevy s10 that has a 6ft bed. Obviously its 10ft to short. I don't have a trailer or anything of that sort.

Does anyone have any cheap, perfect ideas to transport this canoe?

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borrow the appropriate vehicle?  :tank: 

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on a more serious note, congrats on the new canoe. i loved getting off shore.  ur truck will work fine. google 's10 ladder rack'. buy one used off CL or break out the ole' saw, bolts and 2x4's to make ur own. 


for the portion of canoe that sits on ur truck cab: split a 'wet noodle'  half way open and slide it on the canoe gunwales so it won't scratch ur roof (or just use two bath towels).  buy a set of ratchet tie down's at wally world.  open both truck doors and run the straps thru the INSIDE of the cab.  ratchet down tight. should go anywhere.


 


search google images for 'homemade ladder rack' for some good ideas.


do you have a trailer hitch? they have special ladder/canoe bar/mounts that fit a 2" hitch. google 'trailer hitch canoe rack'.


http://www.carrackadvice.com/yakima-racks/carrying-canoe-on-2005-toyota-tacoma-pickup-truck/attachment/2005-toyota-tacoma-quad-cab-roof-rack-525/


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thanks for the tip!!!

 

For right now, I am taking my boat that has a trailer over to his house, and throw it in there.  I guess I did have a trailer but it couldn't carry the canoe alone.  So the boat will act as a piggy back ride for the canoe :)

 

I will definitely go the route of making a rack so I can easily transport it to the water.

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