Introduction: Canoe or Kayak Hood Hook

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Sometime you don't have a place to hook your canoe on your front bumper. I'm going to show you my solution for this problem.

Step 1: Cut the Strap

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First you will need a grommet kit available at wall-mart or other stores in the camping department. You need to begin to cut 2 pieces of an old strap, 2 foots each.

Step 2: Punch Holes

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Punch 2 holes in the strap, one each end. Take the lighter to burn the edge of the strap and the hole you just created in the strap.

Step 3: Fix the Grommet

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Install the grommet in the hole like in the picture and place it in the die. Bump it hard with a hammer.

Step 4: Your Done With the Strap.

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This is the final product...

Step 5: Fix It Under the Hood

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You need to find a bolt to fix it under the hood. I took the hood latch bolt and it works great. When you don't need it, just put it under the hood and you don't see it.


tintbum (author)2015-12-21

I don't get why you put two straps under the bonnet and when it's closed I only see one strap poking out witht the kayak strap attached to it.

SurreyTrnsPlnt (author)2011-05-22

This is an awesome idea, I don't have the use for it myself but if I ever do I'm so going to try this it's prefect!

robynky (author)2009-09-19

Yes! This is a great idea!

stickmop (author)2009-08-30

Very nice. I just have a short loop of perlon wrapped around a frame member near my radiator. And thanks for tying your canoe down front and rear - idiots flying down the highway with "unsecured" loads scare the crap out of me.

cavedueller (author)2009-07-03

This is a great idea. I have a Saturn S-series, too, and it is so not designed to carry stuff on the roof! I usually use a Y-shaped strap and hooks through those square holes above and to either side of the bolt you used. This looks like a much better idea. But, does the strap get in the way of the hood latch?

dchall8 (author)2009-07-02

You've done everything except show how to connect the two straps. I see two straps and then there is one. What happened to the other one? I used to be in the technical writing biz and one thing I learned early was that what seems obvious to the writer is not always obvious to the reader. What am I missing?

PLOKI33 (author)dchall82009-07-02

Look at step 5, there is now a second picture (close up) and you gonna understand.

dchall8 (author)PLOKI332009-07-02

Perfect. Thanks.

Scubabubba (author)dchall82009-07-02

It looks like he ran a third strap (or the rest of the long one he started with) through the loops and back to the canoe. That's a great idea -- the nice short straps tuck under the hood & don't get tangled up with anything. There's absolutely nothing solid to attach to under the front of a Saturn S-series except the torsion bar. (Yay Saturn S-series!)

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