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How to Secure Kayak to Malone EcoLight Trailer # MAL53FR When Using a Hobie Style Carrier


So Im planning on using this trailer to transport a Hobie Pro Angler 12. Im getting the Hobie Cradle Set and Malone Installation Hardware for Hobie Style Carriers MPG5576-6. The only thing I cant figure it is how I would strap the kayak to the trailer once its on the cradles. From the pictures, I cant see any obvious anchor points for Tie-Down straps.


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The best way to secure your kayak to your Malone EcoLight Trailer # MAL53FR when utilizing the Hobie Style Carriers and Hardware # MPG5576-6 is to use a ratchet strap that has loops on both ends (see attached picture).

We do have some available on our site like the Malone # 297-7RSBB for one, # 297-9RSDB for two, or # 297-7RSBB-M for four. I have attached a review video for you to check out.

You could also add the Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Side Loading # MPG117MD.

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Rob B.

What is the inner dimension of this product (MPG5576-6)? I would like to know the inner width of the bottom part, between the inner edges of the two bolts.

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Reply from Chris R.

The bolts on the Malone # MPG5576-6 are spaced apart by just over 1-1/4". They're designed to mount to 1-1/4" square crossbars.

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