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1 KAYAK (No. 6360655)

Item length [m]:

5.5

Item width [m]:

0.55

Item height [m]:

0.35

Total weight [kg]:

14

Distance: 1075.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Portugal, Braga, Esposende

7 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Sant Carles De La Ràpita

14 Aug 2020


How to transport a kayak?

Due to its untypical shape and size shipping canoes may be a challenge. Kayaks are usually transported on top of the vehicle. In order to do this you need to use roof racks and special roof rack towers. Placing a canoe on roof racks to make it stay still and secured during a long travel could be tricky. There is an easy tip that makes it possible. Put some squashy fabric on the roof rack. The material will act as a slip resistant pad.

Canoes should be secured on the roof of the car upside down by particular stretchy straps connected to metal clasps. Use at least 2 belts. Moreover, remember to take an additional strap with you – on condition one of the belts gets ripped during transportation. When you ship a kayak using your vehicle make sure the load isn’t too weighty for your vehicle. It is extremely important when you want to ship more than 1 kayak. Before you start the car check one more time if all the belts are used correctly. Do not pull the belts too hard though. They could destroy the kayaks. On the way your load shouldn’t move. If you hear any sound coming from the roof, stop to quickly check the situation. Have in mind that not only your safety is at risk, but also people’s driving around you.

Having canoes on the roof should mobilize the driver to drive cautiously and not too fast. In addition, don’t forget to pull over from time to time to overview the situation on the rooftop of your vehicle. What is more, it is crucial to obey the road traffic regulations in your region regarding shipping a huge freight. In some places drivers are obliged to specially mark their load with flags or stripes. Check if you have any responsibilities according to local legislation. Do your research well before you hit the road. 

Cooperation with couriers

As you may notice, shipping canoes on your own is not an easy task. Despite the fact that kayaks are quite light they are also quite huge. This is the reason why the best way to deal with the issue is to engage a shipping company.

Proffessional transport providers are more experienced with unique cargo as well as use special equipment and vehicles on regular basis. The easiest way to find the right company for your needs is listing your cargo on Clicktrans.com. After listing your kayaks and providing important details, you will get quotes from various transport companies that specialize in shipping canoes. You have a chance to compare prizes, work out the facts with couriers and make sure that your special items will be delivered on time and wherever you want.

The cost of kayak shipping

The cost of shipping kayaks depends on the amount of the equipment, the weight and size of the cargo as well as, of course, the distance to travel. For example transporting a canoe internationally from UK to Poland costs around £70-£100.

To learn more you can look up couple transactions on Clicktrans:

Kayak shipped from Poland to England:

https://clicktrans.com/delivery/kayak-double,3991214

A little canoe transported from UK to Poland:

https://clicktrans.com/delivery/transport-small-kayak-from-uk,3720329

The equipment delivered from Sweden to Poland:

https://clicktrans.com/delivery/1-kayak-4-8m,4028458