Makes loading a kayak by yourself so much easier. The bolts it came
with were too long and were hitting the roof of my Tahoe, but I went
to a hardware store and got some 3/16" x 2" bolts and it works fine.
My kayak is 75 lbs i am 65 and have a bad back. i am able to load and
unload without help. That is a big deal for me. Product is excellent.
Worked great for transporting our Wilderness Systems Pamlico
160T using the factory roof racks on our Toyata Rav4. Out of the
water the 160T is a beast of a boat at 16' long and weighing
approximately 90# fully outfitted with seats and rudder. Getting
it on the roof of even a moderately high SUV like the Rav4
normally takes the efforts of two strong men and a boy, but
Malone's innovative "Stinger Load Module" made loading the
kayak much less difficult. The wing shaped bunkers and provided
straps and bow & stern ropes held of the carrier held our "cruiser"
snugly in place on our three hour road trip to a mountain lake.
Sure you can buy less expensive racks but you will not get the
quality and convenience that you get with the Malone SeaWing
Carrier Combo. If like us you are hauling a plastic Queen Mary
you will be glad you spent the extra dough.
I bought this product to carry my new old town predator XL
minnkota kayak. This kayak is very heavy but i was able to put it
on top of a Yukon sitting on 24 in wheels with no problem. It held
the kayak in place very well. The only problem i experienced was i
tightened one of the knobs on the plate to tight and the screw cut
through the plastic in the sea wing so i can't remove it now. Would
highly recommend this product if u have a predator xl
Very pleased with this carrier. I is very well built,
easy to install (though instructions did not explain
some of the parts supplied; however, email to
Malone verified what I thought: extra bolts are for
different height carrier bars and washers are used
with bolts/wingnuts). Load module allows one-
person loading of kayak.
Very good product. Lets you load a kayak by yourself
from the back of your car.
I have used it twice now and and had no problems
other than the following.
Replace the rubber tape on the V-slide at the back
with Teflon pieces with the edges rounded or
champfert. I had some sand on the bottom of the
kayak and the tape came off.
This product works exactly as
advertised. I was concerned
regarding loading my 60lb+
kayak on my own on top of my
SUV - using the Seawing with
Stinger it's pretty
practice. The only issue I have
is that the carrier wings bend
under the weight of the kayak,
especially on a bumpy road.
The Malone Seawing Kayak
carrier with Stinger load assist
is a remarkable product. It's
simple to install and the perfect
setup for loading a kayak on
the roof of your car, solo. I
have much more costly Thule
carriers that hold the kayak on
its side, but getting the boat up
there alone is hard work. The
Malone rig makes loading
effortless for one. It has
performed flawlessly. It's
tough, well-made, and can
stand up to frequent use. I
plan to get another for a
second boat. Unlike other
saddles, this rack attaches at
the center point, creating
enough space for two—even on
48-inch crossbars. Great
Good, tough and innovative
product from Malone thanks to
which I can finally load my
14foot/23kg kayak onto the car
rack on my own. Very much up
to expections, thanks also to
ACK excellent service,
expecially for shipping out to
The product is good but it
does NOT extend back far
enough to be real useful on my
2009 Honda Fit Sport.
The stinger part is not long
enough to land on the
deflector on the Fit Sport so
the kayak sits on that
instead. This kind of defeats
the purpose of having
it protect my car.
Mounted on a Malone base on
top of a 2009 Toyota
Highlander. Allowed me to
carry 2 Hobie Revos flat,
which makes them very easy to
load. No stability issues at
70-80 MPH, 1500 miles.
The Stinger is a great innovation. When I am getting ready to load my kayak people always come up to guve me a hand...so I show them how easy it is to load by myself and they are always impressed. A 70 lb. kayak onto the roof of my Tahoe by myself...very easy.