Flour Bluff, Texas
The back was functional and the chore needed to be completed. The yak and the Truck have reached agreement on carrying the yak. It took about two hours of work to get everything lined up. However the heat required several cooling breaks in front of the Castle’s fan inside in the a/c. After several adjustments, the carry system is working well.
The yak turned out to be reasonably easy to get up top. Technique is required. The yak weight is about sixty pounds of unbalanced attitude. The old yak was small enough to just overpower. This one has the ability to bite you if you just grab to force it.
The recently installed Truck camper shell racks fit wonderfully to my surprise. At fifty five mph, the yak is very stable on the roof. However the extra wind resistance is noticeable. Especially when going over the tall bridge to Padre Island in a strong crosswind.
Just to get some time in with the yak on top while moving around, several spots were visited to consider for yak launching. Here we are at one of them.
The wind was ferocious this afternoon after a morning of nothing to cool me while the work was going on. Seemed normal to have wind when you do not need it. Now all that is left is to get out and try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.