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Minimum bar separation for car topping?


Hi, I have a Ford Focus with only about two feet between my roof rack bars. Fine for bikes and kayaks, but I'm concerned they may not adequately support a Laser for an hour+ drive. Thoughts?


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Mine are some 70 cm apart (because it's the only way they fit). Haven't cartopped very many times with it, but the longest trip was 2 hours one way (120 km/h top speed) and there were no problems. Had a pretty heavy trolley on top of the boat, too.