Having rented sea kayaks several times this summer and taken three really great lessons, I’m now considering trying to score a boat at the end-of-season sales in the next week or two. It will be tough having being only able to use it at most once or two until late next spring when the water warms up again, but it seems like the best time to buy.
I don’t need to make a long-term decision on a rack but I would need get it home, an hour or so drive.
We have three vehicles, one is a Toyota Venza (like a Lexus 350R) with factory aero bars which would be the best choice. Also have some cam-lock straps from the hardware store, and hood tie-down loops. I figure if I just had pads, I could get someone to help lift a boat up onto it.
The only thing I can find that will arrive by this weekend are these – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024ATXR0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
There are mixed reviews but I’d eventually upgrade so I only need one or two trips. Then they might be useful if I just want to keep a boat of the garage floor for quick storage.
Think that would do for a short-term solution? Anything suggestions on anything easier or better?
-l2t aka Ken