When is the last time you crawled under the front of your car to loop a rope around your bumper, or some other rust-encrusted protrusion, to find a tie-down for the front of your canoe? Well, here's a solution.
Made from a two-foot length of high-quality tie-down strapping and grommetted, this hood-loop can be quickly bolted under the hood of nearly any vehicle. Just pop the hood, and remove one of the bolts on each side of the front corner of the fender, and bolt a strap in on each side. Tuck the strap under the hood when not in use. When it's time to tie-down a canoe, slip the strap between the hood and the fender, and close the hood. Now, tie a rope from the bow of the canoe to each strap, to keep the canoe from sliding sideways in the wind. The nylon strap will not mar the finish of your car.
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For $20, we will ship a pair of these crafty little hood-loops anywhere in Canada or the United States. (The $20 is payable in the funds of the destination country.) For shipment to other countries, call us for a quote. Contact us today.
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This photo shows a car loaded and ready to go. Twelve foot straps are long enough for most applications. The straps go around the canoe directly above the pads, and through the car. Straps are preferred over ropes, as they stay tighter, and fit through the door openings more easily.
Note that in wet weather, some water may seep through the strap and drip in the car.
This detail shows the strap passing through the open doors of the car.
When using foam pads, it is important to tie the front of the canoe to keep it from sliding sideways. By attaching our tie-downs under the hood (see below), this job can be made quick and easy.
Pass a rope through the canoe's grommets and tie it so the rope won't slide. Then tie the rope securely on each side. Now, you're good to go! Don't forget to stop and check the straps for tightness periodically.