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How To Secure Fishing Kayak On Lower Level Of Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer

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I am interested in this trailer for storing/transporting my fishing kayak on the lower level while using the upper level for a cargo box and sometimes a second lighter paddle kayak. Due to the weight of the larger fishing kayak about 125lbs I would like keep the boat stored on bunk boards. The kayak is just over 13foot long and the height is about 13-14 inches. I would like to minimize the amount of unsupported weight. Can you tell me if 7 or 8foot long 2x4 bunks can be installed with u-bolts on the lower frame with brackets to provide for enough clearance to store the boat? Next, can you tell me if any aftermarket spare wheel/tire with a similar bolt patter and aftermarket spare bracket may be used on this trailer or must the Yakima spare tire kit be purchased? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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The lower level of the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer part # Y08129 wound be a great place to store a fishing kayak. I'm sure you could devise a way to attach some bunk boards but I really don't have any options for this so instead i'd recommend the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier part # Y04091 which is designed for these larger fishing kayaks.

In regards to the spare wheel/tire, the Spare Tire and Carrier for Yakima EasyRider Trailer part # Y08125 is the only thing we can recommend. The wheel and tire size are standard, it's the mount that is specific to the trailer.

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