The SeaWing is a single boat mid-point mounting carrier that provides quick set-up for large beam kayaks while providing more rooftop space than any other traditional bottom down system.
|Material:||Corrosion Proof Polycarbon, Ribbed Synthetic|
Works as advertised however if your yak is wide (greater than 30 inches in width) the yak does not fit down inside the cradle portion of the carrier. My WS 135 ride is 32 inches and it shifts around a little but never has come loose. I run an extra tie down through the scuppers and around the Thule 422 in order to have a failsafe tie down strap. I've hauled 2 WS 135 rides approx 1500 miles without any problems.
I can see how this product would work very well for yaks with v-shaped hulls. However, for flatter hulls like the Adventure Commander, it is worthless. I have had to support my yak with several other straps to keep it in place during transport. Loading and unloading, I have to watch the yak or else it slips off center. I should have known but the price was right. FYI, I did not get it from ACK.
i have mounted the rack on my trailer. Getting the bolts to penetrate the steel on the trailer was a bit difficult with my drill. Probably a hammer drill or heavy duty drill would have made it an easier task but I do not own such a drill. The racks look good and sturdy but I have not transported my kayak on them yet.
Easy install on factory crossbars on my 2013 4Runner. Held my Tarpon with no movement at highway speeds for couple hours. So far so good. Great carrier for the price. Will be buying a second carrier before next summer.