I went from hauling kayaks on rooftop to Yakima rack and roll trailer.
I used what I had at first, hulley rollers and mako saddles on trailer. I
installed Malone SeaWing saddles on trailer and the kayaks did not
move at all as they did before.
i have mounted the rack on my trailer. Getting the bolts to penetrate
the steel on the trailer was a bit difficult with my drill. Probably a
hammer drill or heavy duty drill would have made it an easier task but
I do not own such a drill. The racks look good and sturdy but I have
not transported my kayak on them yet.
Easy install on factory crossbars on my 2013 4Runner. Held my
Tarpon with no movement at highway speeds for couple hours. So far
so good. Great carrier for the price. Will be buying a second carrier
before next summer.
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.
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
Excellent middle support for oir
roto-molded sea kayaks (15
ft); prevent hull bending and
distortion. Only drawback:
shipped with metric mounting
I hauled my kayaks two ocean
torques on a roof top system.
Yakima towers and mako
saddles with a Yakima dry
dock on a 2 inch hitch with a
mini roller in the middle and
hulley rollers. Bought a Yakima
rack and roll trailer and used
same set up till I switched to
the Malone seawings. The
seawings support the kayaks
much more effectively and
don't move on the round
Yakima bars like the mako
saddles and hulley rollers did.
A big improvement for me!
Jeff R in Atlanta
Haven't transported my kayak
yet but it loads easily on my
Pilot and seems very stable. I
usually dread long trips with
them on top but I'm looking
forward to the next one.
Should cut down on that
mainsail effect when stacked
on their sides.
This carrier is designed for upright carrying of a
kayak on top of vehicle equipped with luggage
rack bars, but I converted it to use with my
"tailgate extender". By purchasing some longer
bolts I attached one cradle to the cross-bar of
my tailgate exptender, and then mounted the
other cradle on a 2x8 board to set in back of
pick-up. It works great. I recommend this
product for kayak transportation. As always,
lightning fast shipping from the crew at ACK.
Service was prompt, the price
great, and the perfect carrier
for my needs. Best is that two
of these fit side-by-side on
my roof racks, without needing
I have a narrow rack on the
roof of my Toyota Land Cruiser
and this was the only carriers
that would work with my side
by side kayak setup. I carry
two Tarpons, 120 & 140 28 and
30 wide and they fit perfectly
and are very stable. Just the
right amount of V,flex and
grip. Straps are ok and wish
it had SS hardware.