Great option when you sometimes need to carry two boats
Review by lost shaker Posted on May 29, 2016I always need to carry one yak, and it works well for that. I didn't really want to invest in another set of racks when I only sometimes carry a second boat. I found this one, and it works well for that - very well.
They come off easy enough, and they're small eno...read moreugh to take off the upstream car rack, and bring down river to the second car if you need to do that. bonus.
The down side is the straps. I hated the straps that came with it. I replaced with ratchet straps, and since the box only had enough straps for one boat, I also bought the bow/stern straps Yakima sells separately. FAR BETTER and easier to use.
Other down side is strapping in. There is nothing to hold the straps at the top of the rack, so it becomes difficult to manage. I've been using a rubber band, but that won't last long, and I'm on the search for just the right option that stays there. A bit of a design flaw that could have been solved with a small loop at the top of the rack through which to thread the straps. This is especially a challenge for boat #2.