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.
Excellent product! Much easier to load and use compared to my other J style rack.
Got two of these to carry two 14' kayaks on a Honda CRV with the factory crossbars. Simple to install and includes everything you need. Worked fine with these flattened oval shape cross bars. Kayaks fit nicely in the wings and secured well. One of them is pretty wide, 26", and so didn't have the V shape perfect for these but still secured well. I added yak-gear hood loops to provide a good connection point for the bow lines and all was good. Picked up our new (used) kayaks and made the two hour drive home with no problem. 5 minutes and the seawings off again. My cross bars are only 48" wide, and the two kayaks together are 50" but because the seawings have a single connection point to the cross bar you can cheat them out to the edges a bit and width was no concern.