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Submitted: 08-09-2005 by mark b
ok - but fail at preventing hull wear due to abrasion. I now use a 30 x 18 inch piece of doubled up carpet, cable tie at the edges, with a sheet of 1/8 inch plexiglass in between - like a sandwich. Also ran a bungie through it which hooks over the hull to help conform it to the hull. This eliminated abrasion (I kayak on Lake Michigan - sandy beaches) and also INCREASES the square inches of support under the hull be a factor of 10+. I noticed that even a composite hull can be damaged with these saddles if the hull is held too firmly (the saddles, in my opinion and not large enough in area). Good product that needs an upgrade in order to provide long term boat protection.