Can it be done? I am looking at purchasing a Perception Expression 14.5 as my first "real" touring boat. I have to order it online, since I cannot find it anywhere in my area. So, I am wondering if anyone has experience trying to haul one of these atop a compact hatchback - 2011 VW GTI. It get better
I don't have bars, but use a SeatoSummit soft rack (http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Summit-Solution-Gear-Traveller/dp/B0057NYG8C
) - it worked great for a 12' rec boat, that was only about 5lbs lighter than the perception. I drive fairly slowly with it and use solid anchors, including anchoring the boat directly to the car.
I just want to find out if I'm setting myself up for disaster here, or am I just being a tad paranoid and the boat would travel OK up there. Also, any experience with hauling a boat like this (probably weighs slightly under 55lbs) solo would be appreciated.