First seen this at canoecopia show in Madison. Wi. This system us awesome. All components are very well made and thoughtfully engineered . If you want a roof rack system that will ease your kayak up and be secure, this is it. Of course, once rack is mounted, you will not want to take it off, so downfall if you only use your kayak rack a few days per year.
No need for heavy lifting and balancing your kayak when by yourself, and no more near missed or roof scratches on the car.
It is priced a little higher then other options,and for that I take away one star.
Overall, you will not be disappointed by materials or ease of use.
Boat is well made with one of the better finishes if you like a clean shiny boat. Easy to use and fairly lightweight if you need to lift it on to overhead roof rack. Tracks very well for that size boat. Using it on rivers and lakes, you will be happy in the size, comfort and handling.