Roof rack question

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  1. silver03
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    silver03 Well-Known Member

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    Over the weekend or youngest bought a 2012 six speed outback wagon. Beautiful car! He would like to utilize the roof rack with the canoe. Ideas for crossbars? Factory? After market? Any help appreciated.
     
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    My coworker Ryan uses the stock cross bars with his canoe on his 2015. I believe it is a 12’ canoe
     
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    I use factory forester crossbars for my canoe. (17' Alumacraft) Key is to use load stops so it doesn't slide around. I have a Yakima KeelOver kit, which is universal for any cross bar type and has almost everything you need. Only other thing I'd recommend is a pair of hood anchor straps for tying down in the front. I tie to a hitch in the rear, but the tow hook works too.