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|
I bought 2 sets so I can carry 2 kayaks side by side on my Hyundai Elantra sedan. Works very well, and easy to load even though I'm short. I do run the strap around the bar, so the kayak is secured to the rack and not just to the SeaWing. My frequent paddling buddy also bought two sets, and now we can shuttle with ease. If I didn't like this product so much, I would give it a 4 instead of a 5 star rating, due to the sorry straps that came with it. The cam buckle is too small or too tight and tore my fingers up, and the red dye rubs off on hands and hulls. I used them once and replaced with NRS straps. But overall, I would recommend the SeaWings. I've used Yakima Mako saddles for over 10 years and they are great, but could not fit two sets side by side. I also tried the Malone J-racks, but they turned too much on my round Yakima bars and I couldn't load by myself. The SeaWings are just perfect (except for the straps.)
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.
simple, works great!
Works very good. I leave it on all the time because it's aerodynamic and no wind noise. Supports the kayak. Strong and durable. I'd buy it again and recommend it to others. I've used it for a Necky Vector and a DAG Midway. Both 14' SOTs.