This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a four-part choose your own adventure called Little List. You must complete four Badge Bits in the Little List.)
In this Badge Bit, you will lash something that is ten feet or longer onto a vehicle.
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- you must attach something ten foot or longer to a vehicle
- it must be clearly secure enough to safely handle highway speeds
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
- a picture before the obviously ten foot or longer cargo has been attached to your vehicle
- a picture after the obviously ten foot or longer cargo has been attached to your vehicle
- a picture of the vehicle and cargo at a new location to demonstrate that the cargo was secure
- if it isn't clearly obvious that it is securely attached, please provide more evidence showing how you tied it properly
Ok, it's wild rice season so I need to lug my 17' canoe around. I've used a variety of systems but this one has worked the best for me. Close to zero wind resistance and it's not rubbing on the roof.
I have a 6' bed. This Harbor Freight bed extender has the cross bar at 10.5'. I need to get my welding buddy to improve the angle on the extender a bit because it can drag when going from a flat road onto an inclined driveway. Not an issue on the road.
The canoe has an aluminum cross bar about a foot from the front. I wrap the ratchet strap around this and then cross it over the top of the canoe and then down to the tie down hooks at the front of the bed. This keeps the front end down and keeps it from moving side to side. Then I rachet strap the canoe down to the bed extender. I wrap it around the extender twice so it can't slide backwards past the "elbow" of the extender. I use foam pads to cushion the canoe against the extender.
First location is my house, second is at the lake.
When I moved into my new home I needed a dining room table. So naturally I made one. I went to a creative reuse center and bought a 10' x 3' piece of 3/8" acrylic sheeting. The only problem was, how to get it home. I won't lie, I was nervous. I don't know if you've ever lifted a 3/8" slab of 10 x 3 acrylic, but let me tell you it is heavy. Getting it off the car and into the house alone, so that I didn't have to eat on cardboard boxes anymore, might be the hardest physical thing I've ever done. Once I had built the table in the dining room, having to lift it back up onto its feet literally made me cry in a ball on the floor from despair. That's how hard it was.
Needed to move the 20 ft latter back to the barn today, thought it would be a good time work this BB in. Latter was at the house to finish some painting and repair the roof, before the weather turns crazy, we should take it back to the barn which is on the other side of the farm. I used bungy cord on the back, a rope tie down in the front, and 2 ratchet straps to connect it two the roof rack.