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Submitted: 06-18-2001 by Chrish
Did my homework, read reviews, talked to dealer & bought one of the best kayak saddles available! Hard plastic saddle allows boat to slide easily & then grippy rubber centers hold boat firmly when straps are tightened. The straps are part of the saddle so no extra looping around your rack is required. Simply hook one end of the strap(s) into each saddle, slip the 2 straps together thru the buckle(which is nicely covered in rubber to protect boat & vehicle & cinch it up! Straps are easily removable when rack isn't being used to prevent theft. This is probably the best kayak saddle I've seen, though my saddles are installed on square Mont Blanc cross bars, which appear to be of better design & quality than Thule's version for my vehicle.