Canoe or Kayak Hood Hook




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.

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Step 1: Cut the Strap

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

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

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.

This is the final product...

Step 5: Fix It Under the Hood

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.



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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    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.

    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!


    9 years ago on Step 5

    Yes! This is a great idea!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    10 years ago on Step 5

    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?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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?

    3 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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!)