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Malone Auto Racks Deluxe Kayak Carrier Kit

MSRP:  $59.95
$53.95
 
 
Malone Auto Racks Deluxe Kayak Carrier Kit
MSRP:  $59.95
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ACK Review: This is a quick and simple car rack system that comes with everything you need to secure your kayak to your car. The kit comes with a nice storage bag and easy to read directions.
Customer Rating: 3.8 of 5
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Customer Reviews

Reviewer:
Ryan S.
Rating:
4
Date:
3/22/2017
Review:
This was my first set of kayak carriers. What I like about the Malone kit is that it is made in the USA, and the included cam straps are very strong (a lot of other kits have really thin/cheap feeling straps, but these feel super tough and give great piece of mind). The reason I bought this particular kit is because the foam blocks had cutouts for a roof rack, and my local paddle shop wanted $25 for just ONE foam block! This kit works reasonably well. I do not bother with bow and stern lines if I am going to be traveling less than 55mph and just traveling locally. If I go on the highway, I will use a bow line for added security. That said, I do not use the included rope/S-hook bow and stern tie downs. On account of being lazy, and never being in boy scouts, I do not want to hassle with the knots and advanced tying necessary for this method. Instead, I just use another pair of cam straps as the bow tie down, which is much faster and easier (and likely stronger). As far as disadvantages to this kit, the biggest disadvantage is that it takes a while to load and secure your yak! Your buddies will be driving off while you're still tieing off your yak. Now I will admit, I have a tall truck which requires standing on the doorsills to reach ,and hooking the foam blocks onto the racks (without tearing them) takes some time, but it still is a very slow load. After a tiring day paddling on the water, the last thing I want to do is spend 20 minutes loading kayaks. The second thing is using this method of carrying your kayaks can distort the hull of polyethylene kayaks from tieing them down too tight, too long, too often, and on hot days. The foam blocks themselves will inevitably wear out, but after a dozen uses, they seem like they could last several dozen uses. One other thing I will mention is my big recreational kayaks touch sides when mounted together, and don't fit quite center on the foam blocks, so if you have a smaller/narrower rack, you will likely only fit one kayak and not two side-by-side (unless they are are really narrower sea kayaks). Overall this is a great entry set to help transport kayaks, or do not transport kayaks often. But for me, I am moving onto J-hook carriers, because I could not handle spending 20 minutes on loading and tieing-off my kayaks.
Reviewer:
ALBERTO M.
Rating:
5
Date:
9/17/2015
Review:
ACK has excellent customer service and super fast delivery. Some wind noise at highway driving. Holds kayak very tight and secure at all speeds. Easy to use and stores anywhere with its compact size.
Reviewer:
Thomas Lynch
Rating:
3
Date:
1/22/2015
Review:
for a few foam blocks to attach to my Malone rack crossbars a few times a year for kayak transport - these are terrific. Can't really be left on for a long period as the wind noise and the square stock is not aerodynamic at all.
Reviewer:
KB
Rating:
5
Date:
7/30/2014
Review:
I use this on my Toyota Camry 2003 LE. It is a really a nice product and I am pretty much satisfied with it. So far works great on country roads, but haven't tried in highways. It takes 15mins for me to load and unload respectively after practice. I recommend it.
Reviewer:
txsoldier41
Rating:
4
Date:
8/27/2012
Review:
Works well. Id recommend.
Reviewer:
Tracy F
Rating:
3
Date:
2/13/2011
Review:
The kit is good, but in retrospect I will have to go with a proper fitted roof rack in the future. But for what it is - it does fine.
Reviewer:
KYPaddler
Rating:
2
Date:
8/22/2010
Review:
This kit has what you need to tie down a boat on a vehicle, but the truth is you can get almost everything in it for cheaper. It has 2 mediocre quality body straps (one of them had give after 4 uses) and 2 sub-par bow and stern lines. The 2 foam blocks are of good quality but there are cheaper versions that do just as well. At $50 it won't kill you and you don't have to shop any further, but you can get it all cheaper at similar quality.
Reviewer:
Rex Amend
Rating:
4
Date:
6/17/2010
Review:
Good product for the price. Straps seem light duty to me. Kit worked great with the addition of two more good hold down straps. My kit did not have a "storage bag". It has the "All New Reusable Plastic Tote" which is, the package it came in. This seems like a good idea eco-wise and should serve just fine .
Reviewer:
okie fisherman
Rating:
5
Date:
10/4/2008
Review:
One man operation,throw the stuff in the back and lock it up when on the water, cheap, functional,great in my opinion. Rav 4 Toyota factory rack.
Reviewer:
Mark Duszyk
Rating:
3
Date:
5/20/2008
Review:
This kit works. I carry my Tarpon 160i on the top of my Durango at speed over 60mph and I did not notice any problems. Still, I wonder why it cost almost $50. What a foam - it must be a very expensive one indeed:-)
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