RowPerfect Shop subscribe to newsletter

Can I take my single scull on the car?

I’m a Kuwaiti Lightweight sculler and I have a question with regards to a boat rack. I wanted … read more

Share this Post

I’m a Kuwaiti Lightweight sculler and I have a question with regards to a boat rack. I wanted to know if my car roof bars will be able to support my single boat (14.6 kg) once I have installed two crossbars on the roof bars. My car Model is Toyota Land Cruiser GXR 2012. Any help you can provide would be of great help. Thank you.

The key issue with taking a single on your car roof rack is the spread of the support along the length of your boat.

You do not want the front and back bouncing around on the road.

For this reason most boat carry racks lengthen the support to being closer to the front and back of the boat so the support is greater.  They also advocate tying down the bow and stern with loose straps to the car bumpers so that they can move a bit but not a lot.  Read this blog post

Send us a photo of your rig on your roof rack and we can see if it looks good!

About Tom Wall
Tom Wall ist passionierter Masters Ruderer und hat seit einiger Zeit seine Liebe für Wanderfahrten entdeckt Tom is a passionate masters rowers and the owner of the Rowperfect Faster Masters Brand View all posts from Tom Wall

One thought on “Can I take my single scull on the car?

  1. […] Can I take my single scull on the car? […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This form stores your name, E-Mail and content so that we can evaluate the comments. More information: visit our Privacy Policy page.

Blog Related Posts

Rowing and weight management article

Thanks to Peta Bree Rule, one of our Twitter followers from Western Australia who shared this article on… read more

Athletes training in Sarasota for shot at 2016 Rio Paralympics

The Olympic selection opportunity is hotting up and we spotted this news story about US athletes in training… read more

Shopping List Winter Rowing Clothes

There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in… read more

RowPerfect Shop subscribe to newsletter
X