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t-BONE Protector


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#1 Mudfish

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:41 PM

For current or future t-BONE owners: I load and unload my kayak by resting it on my t-BONE truck bed extender and sliding the kayak in and out of my truck bed. At first I was using rubber grip tape to avoid scraping-up the powder coated finish on the horizontal tube, but after awhile the tape would need to be replaced. Boonedox sells pads for their t-BONE racks, but I thought of another solution. I made this “t-BONE protector” from a piece of 2” ID ABS pipe I bought from Lowes ( $7.38 ). I went with ABS because it is a little more flexible than PVC, and it’s black. I cut a 2” strip from the entire length of the tube, and made notches for the tie downs. The ABS tube snaps securely in place and is easily removable, and the notches keep it from spinning. I fabricated it fairly quickly using a jig saw, and then cleaned-up the edges with a Sure Form. You could make a much nicer one with cleaner cuts using a table saw and router. The Boonedox t-BONE is a great product. Login to see pics.

#2 damuniz

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

Very cool. I have a bed extender from Harbor Freight but it is square tubing. Interesting idea. Thanks for posting.




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