I’m considering getting a canoe but I’m not sure how I would get it up and down from my truck. For my kayak, I’ve attached a pic of my current setup. I use a load assist bar that pulls out from the front crossbar. Would that work for a canoe (I don’t know why it wouldn’t)? Am I correct in thinking that the hullavator (or Yakimas version - the showdown?) for the kayak. I gather those don’t work for canoes.
With specific reference to the kayak, I don’t love my saddles (it’s really the round bars that I don’t love as the saddles rotate even with the boat on despite some friction clips and something I made that goes under the front saddles). If I got the Overhaul system, I had thought I might get foam block carriers but from what I can tell from pictures, the profile of the crossbar that is compatible with the Overhaul system does not match the elliptical cutouts that I’ve seen on foam block carriers. Does anyone know if that is correct?