Join Date: Dec 2016
Car: 2017 Outback Premium, silver
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I'm pretty certain either location would work and be sufficiently strong.
Did you check to see if the hatch clears the basket when the basket is in the rear position ?.
As BTW, Yakima has this to say when using a 30 inch front/rear bar spread, which is what you get when you use their adapters for Yak cross bars;
"Q: Is it safe to carry long boats at the 30" crossbar spread?
A: Absolutely. We have rigorously tested the rack system so you can carry any SUP, flat water kayak, or canoe provided they follow the recommended weight limits of the mount and Subaru rack. When properly secured with heavy duty and bow/stern straps, you are good to go."
Thus I'd think a basket is not going to be an issue.
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