Transporting your Kayak

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Transporting your Kayak

Postby trick » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:37 pm

About to start into kayak fishing, what is the rules for transporting say a 14 footer in NSW? Have a BT50 extra cab.
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Re: Transporting your Kayak

Postby Paulioq » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:19 pm

I have a truck license in qld but do a google search for nsw road regs regarding loads and restraints. in qld there are over hang limits, 950mm out the back with out a flag upto 1500mm with a flag(red rag duck taped to load is sufficant). also driver is responsible for securing there load, that's more to do with truck driving when you get to a yard and its already loaded up. as the driver you have to check because saying some one else done it isn't sufficant if they pick you for it. restraints them selfs well its only like 50kg load max so don't over tighten it so it deforms your yak I use hobie restraints and find they are more then sufficant even when doing 110kmh for a couple of hours. also some sort of cradles are a good idea I use 2 lengths of pipe bolted the same width as my scupper holes to support the yak along its length but that is for my pa14 66kg unrigged. i have it all loaded with rods and tackle and bait and ice except for anything that can come loose in transit like paddles, landing net, life jacket and vhf radio. plenty of ideas on net if you google transporting kayak hope that's enough to get you started in your yaking carrer
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Re: Transporting your Kayak

Postby Aussie54 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Hey Ther Trick,

Try this link on this site.


Not sure if this is the info you are after, but I think it is correct in NSW.

Regards, Wayne A.

P.S. You'll need to check the load rating of your racks and the weight of your Kayak.
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Re: Transporting your Kayak

Postby T.J » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:51 pm

A bit more about it here mate viewtopic.php?f=4&t=43418&p=358867#p358867
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