Cam Straps vs. Ratchet Straps: Best Way To Secure Your Kayak
Want to know the best way to secure your kayak to your car or truck?
Cam straps and ratchet straps are two of the most popular options here and the truth is, you’ll likely need both.
They each have their place when transporting your kayak and in this video, you’ll learn:
- When to use cam straps vs. when to use ratchet straps
- The potential dangers of ratchet straps to your kayak (and how to avoid them)
- How to use each type of strap
- And much more
If you want to see the best way to secure your kayak, check out the video below.
Cam Straps vs. Ratchet Straps [VIDEO]
Ratchet straps are the most popular type of strap to use, but are also the most dangerous for your kayak.
They’re very secure because you can tighten them down really tight, but it’s way too easy for you to tighten them down too tight and warp (and eventually crack) your kayak.
I recommend using these only for longer road trips.
Cam straps are perfect for local trips and should be used more than ratchet straps.
They’re better for your kayak because the buckle sits flush on it and it’s harder to overtighten.
Now although they’re not as strong as ratchet straps, I was able to transport a kayak from Florida to North Carolina using only cam straps.
I recommend using two or three of them when moving your kayak, especially if you’re going on the interstate.
Cam straps and ratchet straps each have their place when it comes to transporting your kayak.
Cam straps are better for your kayak and great for local trips, while ratchet straps are good for long trips on the interstate.
Have any questions about securing your kayak?
Do you have any other ways of strapping your kayak to your car or truck?
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