Recommended Roof Rack and Carrier for 16 Foot Canoe on 2010 Toyota Prius

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I need to put my 16 foot canoe on top of my 2010 Prius and drive it 1500 miles. What would work best at the least cost? Thanks,

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In order to secure a canoe to your 2010 Toyota Prius, you will need to start with a roof rack system. For your Prius, I recommend the Inno Square Roof Rack System, which consists of # INB127 for the two 50 inch Square Crossbars, # INSUT for the Inno Feet, and # INK865 for the Custom Fit Kit. This is a durable, but economically priced system that will work well as attachment points for your canoe or other roof-mounted cargo.

I have attached a short video demonstration on this system, along with the written installation instructions that you can take a look at.

Then, to secure your canoe to the roof rack, I recommend the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier # Y04069. These gunwale brackets will let you carry a canoe hull side up on the roof rack. It includes the needed tie-downs and ropes to help you secure the unit into place for long trips like what you will be going on.

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