Classic Vbar


It is simple and strong. There are no moving parts. The standard length is 8 feet, but for many cars, it is hard to center the bar on the crossbars without hitting the open tailgate of a SUV or hatchback. Please see “Hatchback Special” if you own a hatchback. Short SUVs with a lifgate can consider a shorter bar. 7 feet is plenty for a 21 foot boat (just leave a note to get shorter lengths). Or consider the Hatchback Special. Please be aware that we offer “lazy Vs”, (extra wide Vs). These Vs are literally just bent further to accommodate a wider hull. Putting a boat over 18 inches wide may ride too high in the Vs. Sea kayaks are the exception. Due to their shorter length they rest nearer to the ends where it is narrower.  Lazy Vs are available as a no cost option and are often only needed in the rear. Full comp Kayaks, OC1s, shells, sea kayaks and hi kneel canoes fit best in the standard Vs. Intermediate and rec boats will do better with Lazy Vs.  Not sure?  Ask us. We speak boat here. The Classic is the original and in some ways the best. Shipping is a flat rate of $40 for the contiguous US or items can be picked up locally. See Important Fit Notes Below.

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Important Fit Notes:

Standard hardware fits most crossbars, including Aerobars. However, we can make hardware for anything. Please leave a order note (at the bottom of the checkout page) if your crossbars are more than 3.5 inches wide, or 1 inch tall?


Is this going on a hatchback or short SUV?  The bar should be centered on your crossbars. Your hatch however, may contact the bar when open. You can move the bar forward of center up to a foot, but no more. Consider a shorter bar (7 feet is plenty long for a 21 foot boat). Ideally, please consider the Hatch Back Special to minimize this.


Is your boat wider than 18 inches?  OCs, rowing shells and full competition kayaks fit best in standard Vs. Some intermediate surfskis fit better with extra wide Vs, and usually just in the back. Boats like V8, V7. V6, 520, Eze, SR, S18, Bluefin etc. Not sure? list your boat in the order note at the bottom of this page. Cliff will guide you.

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Standard Vs

Tall, Standard, Extra Wide


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