Here's what you need to pick up:
Two racheting tie-down Straps
Here are the tools you need:
1 hunting knife or sharp butcher knife
What else you need:
Canoe with a rope loop at the the bow and stern
Here's how to do this:
This canoe "rack" doesn't attach to your car, won't scratch your paint and hooks up in less than ten minutes.
Here are the steps:
1. Lay the canoe on the grass right side up as shown.
2. Measure the length of the gunwales (the edge of the canoe) between the thwarts.
3. Split the two Styrofoam noodles lengthwise down one side so that you cut halfway through the noodle as shown at the right.
4. Cut the noodles to fit between the stern thwart and the center thwart and between the bow thwart and the center thwart.
6. Clean any dirt off the top of the car. Sand between the noodles and the cartop can scratch the finish.
7. Flip the canoe over and set it on top of the car with the bow and stern extending equally over the front and back of the car (not the passenger cabin).
9. Tighten the straps lightly Do the same thing in the back of the car with the second ratchet strap as shown at the right.
11. Tighten each ratchet strap a little at a time till the canoe is pulled down tight on top of the car's cabin and the canoe rides level.
Now wasn't that fun (and cheap). See you on the river.