Just got the roof rack installed on my mini, and we’re ready for adventures :D! However, I’m still pretty new to the kayaking world and just upgraded from an inflatable this year so do have a few questions when it comes to hauling around a boat that can’t be folded up into a bag (and avoid any chance of there being some sort for Final Destination mishap on the highway).
The kayak is a Field & Stream Blade (45 lbs, 9’7’) and I don’t usually drive too far (which will likely change) but do drive on the highway most of the time.
- Difference between using the J racks and just using the crossbars? I would only be transporting one boat so space isn’t an issue. If J racks make life easier, recommendations on something easy to load and if possible not super expensive.
- Best way to load a kayak onto a car with a small rear spoiler (I’ve watched a bunch of videos with the “from the back method” but that doesn’t seem like it would work here). I’m also pretty small, and currently have noodle arms so unfortunately can’t just hoist the thing up there like the hulk (I freaking wish). So if ya’ll have any tips there, they would be super appreciated.
Thanks so much in advance for your help :D.