Don't forgot about the aerodynamic forces acting on the canoe at 55 mph.
You'll probably have alternating up-forces and down-forces, all of which
would probably kill your hard top. I don't think there is any room to
attach a tow hitch on the MG, so you're best bet is the bumper carrier.
I wouldn't do it, though. I'd just find a friend with a truck.
Speaking of canoes, has anyone ever made their own? I drew up plans for
a wood canoe, a wood/canvas canoe, and a fiberglass canoe, but I haven't
had the time to start. Then again, the only place to canoe around here
is the Okatoma Creek, which is like a long, straight, stagnant lake with
lots of meanders and no current.
Thomas James Pokrefke, III