Hatchback Special


The Hatchback Special is nothing more than a Detachable ends Vbar rack with a shorter  bar and longer ends. The Hatchback special was originally a custom rack for the Keiffers. But it makes so much sense we decided to include it in our stock inventory.  Vbars should be centered on your crossbars (front to back). With a Hatchback or short SUV, you can’t center a long bar without the tailgate hitting the Vbar when opened. Moving it forward several feet makes it unstable and puts all stress on the front cross bar.  So, the Hatchback Special is a 5 foot bar with one foot ends to make for a 7 foot rack. Not long enough for a 21 foot boat?  Ask Wesley Echols (surfskiracing.com).  He has been using 6 foot Goodboy racks only for over a decade. And, he has probably reviewed and owned more skis than anyone on the planet.    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

Extra Wide Vs, Standard Vs, Tall Vs


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