Car Topping the Venus
The Venus series was designed specifically to help women get their kayaks to the water. Now you can load up and head to your favorite paddling destination without help.
Make sure the boat is secure before driving. To tie your boat down, ropes work well, but cam straps are quicker and easier. Tie down on each side of the cockpit, the tapered shape of a kayak will prevent the boat from sliding forward and backward. Don't be afraid to make these straps very tight, the chances of hurting a plastic boat are slim. We strongly recommend that a line be run from the bow and stern of all the boats to each bumper, but don't tighten these too much or you will bend your boat along its length.
Expect your straps to loosen after driving for a while, especially on bumpy roads or in wet conditions. Losing a kayak off the roof of your car is a serious concern, so take the time to occasionally pull over and double check that your kayak is secure.
You can also contact your local dealer about appropriate racks and tie down procedures.