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Thread: Tie down hack...no more vibrating straps

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    Default Tie down hack...no more vibrating straps

    I'm not sure why I didn't think of this sooner. I always hate when I have to stop on the side of the highway because my straps are humming so loud I can't hear my music. Just slide your straps through a pool noodle. Done. No more hum






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    John Hostalka

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    A quick twist of the strap works well, also.
    Kevin

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    That's correct. Just twist the strap and no vibration. Kind of counter intuitive.


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    The pool noodle is a good idea.

    But as the others said, twisting the straps will alter the airflow over them and stop the annoying hum.

    I have to twist mine not only over the portion that crosses the center of my kayaks but also from the gunnels to my roof rack. (I carry my boats hull-side down.)

    If I don't do the twist it's a very noisy ride.
    Mark

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    I turn up the radio so I don't hear them.

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