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Stoneman Sports KC-103 Sparehand Catalina Freestanding Double Kayak or Canoe Storage Rack, Single Sided, Black Finish (Sports)

I have two kayaks and two solo canoes, which I keep in a public storage unit, so the two racks were just what I needed to get my boats off the floor and free up more space.

My nephew, who is very handy with tools, put them together for me---it took about 15 minutes for each one. The instructions were logical and the hardware and tools were there; I could have done it, but it would have taken me a lot longer by myself.

The kayaks go on the bottom of each rack, and the lighter weight canoes go on the top. My larger canoe is 13 ft long and 29 inches wide and it just does fit on the top rack---any wider and there would have been a problem. The kayaks (Hurricane Skimmer 128 and Swifty 9.5) fit easily on the bottom.

Almost perfect! My silver Skimmer is a beautiful boat to look at, and a pleasure to paddle. It is quiet, fast, and I haven't needed a scupper plug yet to have a dry ride. Lots of dry storage, and the rear well is large enough for my cart.

It is just a personal preference, but since I often have to boat up the evening before a paddle to get an early start, and since I live in Florida, it would have been better for me to have a removal seat that wouldn't get rained on during the night. The seat itself is very comfortable and adjustable, and I don't doubt I'm in the minority about that feature.

Other SOTs that I have paddled (Tarpon 100, Hurricane Phoenix 120, Perception Tribe 9.5 and Perception Tribe 11.5) don't come close to the performance and beauty of this boat.

This was $25 well spent. My round Yakima bars sounded like a huge swarm of hornets, drowning out my car radio with their buzzing. The Wind Jammer takes away about 95% of the racket. When I have a boat on top of my car, I don't have the problem with noise, and the Wind Jammer is very easily removed and put away until I need it. I considered the Yakima fairings, but they cost triple, take up more space, and aren't as easily removed as the Jammers.

This little cart is easy to snap together and take apart. The kick stand holds it in place for loading, and I've learned if I sit it at about a 45 degree angle next to the boat, all I have to do is lift one end of the boat, move it onto the cart, and strap it on. One strap has proven to be sufficient, placed on the leading support bar and tightened securely. Pulling my boat up the long hill from the launch site at the Wekiwa Spring State Park has become ho-hum instead of the dreaded ordeal at the end of the day pre-Nemo.