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Wasn't really sure of a good place to post this, so Newbie folder it is.

I have a 10' Jon boat (flat bottom, square bow/stern). Obvious it hangs out the back of my Tacoma's bed a few feet. I'm going to be going camping in a few weeks, and I'm trying to deside whether it's better to have the boat in facing up or down. Mostly for a gasmileage standpoint. I'm too cheap to get a rack installed to have the boat up high, and can't build my own unless I do it with 2x4s or something.

I attached a very professional looking sketch of the two options I'm considering.
 

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I woul dsay option A as well. That thing will be hanging 4 feet wont it? Make sure it is in there good, I have always had to strap to the roof with canoes and such because the bed just isnt long enough.
 

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it can be done!

i bought a bed extender for about $100 and it is much safer then just letting them hang out the end of the bed. of course my kayak is 17 feet long
 

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Dang, I guess as long as it is marked you are good to go. I just dont trust that though.
 

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i didn't trust it either, but i cut through the air like a ot knife through butter :lmao: Got 35 MPG too!
 

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Actually if the boats 10 feet, it should only hang out of a 6 foot bed 3 feet because with the tailgate down the bed will be 7 feet. Thats not bad at all, Ive had boats in my bed like that but I used option B. Then again, I wasnt on the highway. Option A would be ideal if you could get things under it and made sure they didnt slide out and off the gate. I am actually almost sure that in PA the limit before you need a flag is 3 feet so thats really not bad at all. I would just use good ratchet straps and not bungees.
 

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yeah i drove from orlando to tampa and back and it didnt budge, i have like 6 ratchet straps and it is tied into the tow hitch
 

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holy shit dude is that even legal on the road?!
yeah i drove from orlando to tampa and back and it didnt budge, i have like 6 ratchet straps and it is tied into the tow hitch
 

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can't wait, mom says i can't fish the mouth anymore cause of billy... weak, , damnit mom, i'm 24!:lmao:

eeling is WAYYYYY more dangerous then netting, or even dipping...

once you get out on that spit that is under water, you are just asking to be washed out... i feel bad for billy, that is how Rods brother went as well.

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eeling is WAYYYYY more dangerous then netting, or even dipping...

once you get out on that spit that is under water, you are just asking to be washed out... i feel bad for billy, that is how Rods brother went as well.

Austin
no no, i ain't talkin bout nettin, i'm talkin bout when i fish white man style right there at the lips, kastmasters and driftin....
 

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Wasn't really sure of a good place to post this, so Newbie folder it is.

I have a 10' Jon boat (flat bottom, square bow/stern). Obvious it hangs out the back of my Tacoma's bed a few feet. I'm going to be going camping in a few weeks, and I'm trying to deside whether it's better to have the boat in facing up or down. Mostly for a gasmileage standpoint. I'm too cheap to get a rack installed to have the boat up high, and can't build my own unless I do it with 2x4s or something.

I attached a very professional looking sketch of the two options I'm considering.
face down with lots of orange flag... IMO

it can be done!

i bought a bed extender for about $100 and it is much safer then just letting them hang out the end of the bed. of course my kayak is 17 feet long
holy shit dude...rediculous
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i didn't trust it either, but i cut through the air like a ot knife through butter :lmao: Got 35 MPG too!
35 MPG !?!?! :confused:



ahh multi quote :D
 

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lol, mini joke....;)

i think i was pushin at least 40 MPG...
comprende... still in the works for a sacastic smiley... (we really need one) you must have had the tornado fuel saver in that rig pushin 40 mpg... :rolleyes:
 

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x100 on the bed extender! Harbor Freight...($19) on sale.;)
You can modify it, add pads whatever. It make a great place to secure your boat or kayaks.
 
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