Two quick questions. I will soon be purchasing two SOT kayaks – each being 16’ long, 28’’ wide, 65 lbs(specifically, two Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160i’s).
I plan to store them alongside my house (it’s shaded and fairly protected), though I live in Southern California where it gets quite hot even in the shad. I plan to transport them to/from the ocean (about an hour away on the freeway) in my old 740 Volvo wagon, which has a permanent roof rack (consisting of 4 beams about 2’’ wide which form a rectangular frame, about 4 foot long and about 3 feet wide).
- What’s an inexpensive way of storing the kayaks that won’t damage them? Is there a cheap commercial product that will do the job well? Should they be stored upright, upside down, or on their side?
- What’s an inexpensive way of transporting both of them on my car – i.e., is there a good but inexpensive commercial product that will somehow attach to my existing rack?