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I have a 13 foot sit on top kayak (Ocean Kayak Brand/Prowler Model)

I would assume I can place it on the cross members of the standard roof rack that came with my 2014 ouback and tie it down in the front, center and rear.

Will this work, or do I need a special carrier?
 

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If you are only carrying one, there are some fairly inexpensive foam blocks you cand get to fit over your crossbars. If you are going any distance, I would look for a carrier.
 

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J hooks - I bought some chinese brand off Amazon and true as the reviews said-!the hardware rusts and I will have spots on your roof. Look at Thule
 

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I got J bar kayak holders. Only thing I don't like about them, is they create a lot of wind noise (to me). On the 2018, it's one bolt to remove the whole cross bar, so I just remove them when not using. If you only have one kayak, I would cut some pipe insulation foam length wise and put that on the cross bars. Definitely should tie it down front, center and back.
 
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