I think the biggest drawback to roof racks is the loading of the boat on the rack. With good cradles it is easy to roll the boat up onto the rack from the front of the car with most any cart. C-tug has a video showing how to do this.
Most folks can lift the boat onto the wheels on the hood. From there is it easy to go to the other end of the boat and roll it up onto the rack.
The only advantage of the trailer that has not listed is the box in the bottom is a great place to put all the wet stuff for the ride home.
The cost of the trailer is minimal compared to the cost of taxes, titling, registration, and insurance over the years.
Parking can go either way. In SC there are ramps where you may not use the parking unless you are pulling a boat trailer.
The Kayak Wing
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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