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.
We recently bought a 2008 Honda Fit. Its height is nice for elevating boats onto its roof, but, the car has limited roof width to accommodate two boats. So I researched carriers to fasten to the Yakima towers and bars that we already owned. Malone looked good with its one-point connecting feature on roof bars or rack. Reviewers said they worked great. WE AGREE! Super product. We took a trip to the Red Cedar River of western Wisconsin recently (for a river float and bike ride). Folding bikes fit behind the rear seat neatly. Boats fit on top of the Fit tightly and with very little road noise. After saving some more quarters, we may order another pair of SeaWings! Right now we're just using a pair of foam blocks for the second boat.
Excellent product! Much easier to load and use compared to my other J style rack.