Submitted: 08-02-2005 by CB
I bought the $50 Universal kit at REI, which was quite a bit cheaper than other options from Thule or Yakima. However, to keep my yak from sliding around the top of my car at highway speeds, I have to really tighten those straps down; ultimately, I have warped the bottom of the boat. I have tried setting the boat in the sun to counteract the oilcanning effect, but so far I still have a warped boat. I think this economic product is great for short trips, but if you want to maintain the quality of your boat, buy a better rack system.