Compatibility of Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier Foam Blocks on 1 Inch Round Galvanized Steel Pipe

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I have constructed a kayak trailer with a rack to hold 6 kayaks. I like the foam blocks swagman coastal kayak carrier - foam block style and want to know if they would fit around a 1 inch round galvanized steel Pipe. To make sure they stay on the racks that arent always holding kayaks is it also possible to tap a small hole thorugh them and use zip ties to hold them onto the pipes or will the material begin to fall apart if damaged?

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The Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style # S65156 will fit on 1 inch round pipe. The Yakima round crossbars these are often used on are 1-1/8 inch diameter for reference.

I don't recommend drilling and using zip ties to hold them on as that could tear the foam and damage the carrier. I recommend removing the foam when Kayaks are not being transported as these blocks are not designed to stay in place.

You may also be interested in the Swagman Cam Buckle Cinch Straps - 1" x 10' - Qty 2 # S65137 to hold your kayak in place when using these carriers.

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