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  Quote NateW Replybullet Topic: Yakima 'Bigstack' vs. Regular Stacker
    Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 7:48am
https://www.yakima.com/bigstack

vs.

https://www.yakima.com/kayakstacker

Worth spending more on the Bigstack?
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  Quote ckoontz Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 8:04am
IMO the "Big Stack" is a terrible design. I had one for several years and was cussing it every time I used it.

When you are trying to put boats on both sides it is a huge pain, the straps are always catching on the hooks. In fact, they are always catching on the hooks when you are even trying to just put boats on one side.

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  Quote Travisimo Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 10:14am
big stack sucks. It's heavier and more complicated, not sure why they even sell it.

+1 for the cheaper ones.

H2O please
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  Quote NateW Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 11:05am
Looks like the recommendation is to get the Thule from what people are telling me on FB.
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  Quote jalmquist Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 12:36pm
Gold, aluminum, single-post Yakima stackers and rope - the only way to go!  
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  Quote Travisimo Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 12:55pm
I don't like the Thule ones, they leave a big gap:

Thule Racks look like this


Yakima ones spin down really quick and easy, just push:

folded down like this


You don't want big gaps, every inch counts! If someone can show me a Thule with 16 kayaks on a Neon, maybe I'll change my mind...

Yakima FTW!!! (Aquasports in Redmond did this, they didn't drive it :P)


I think Yakima are cheaper, I think the bars are stronger too.]




Edited by Travisimo - 04 Apr 2016 at 1:10pm
H2O please
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  Quote DaveH Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 4:10pm
Nate,
I have a couple of the Yakima stackers that I'd sell ya for 40 bucks.
Also have bars and towers if you need.
PM me if interested.

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  Quote NateW Replybullet Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 9:00pm
Good call on the Thule space issue.. Things to contemplate!
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