Has anyone ever used a roller-assist device such as
with a J-bar rack that holds a kayak on its side suchs as
Obviously the kayak would have to be rotated almost 90 degrees before attempting to slide it up the roller and onto the tack. I’m wondering if it would work or just slide off.
I’ve been using a mat to protect the back of my Venza mid-sized cross-over and slide it up that but the 'yak doesn’t slide well on the mat at all so I’m trying to decide whether to try a roller assist device or bite the bullet and buy a cradle rack with built-in rollers.