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  Of course, if you ain't afraid to drill
  Posted by: Kocho on Apr-18-13 4:30 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-18-13 4:52 PM EST --

And are willing to live with 4 small bumps on the roof permanently (1"x1"x4" approx) each, you can install Yakima Control Towers and landing pads:

I got these on my Honda Insight and they are the fastest and easiest system to clip on and off the car. Takes about 30 seconds... The catch is, if you do not install them in rigid roof support points, your loading capacity will be limited to something like 100lb or less.

I got my setup as g2d: with rack extension connecting the front and the rear forming a one-piece rack with 60" spread between the Mako Saddles for my boat (the bars alone are 40" apart for me, probably less for the G35). I just lift and lower the whole thing at once in place and clip it down - 30 seconds from no rack to rack... Even if the two bars are independent, it still takes about the same amount of time to install, but with the extension the rack is more solid for the boat.

On another car I have the Q-towers that clip at the door sills and they are fine too and take no more than2 minutes to put on and off (not sure why folks say 10 minutes above - just clip them on on each side and walk one more time to the other side to re-clip so they are evenly torqued on both sides).

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The Kayak Wing

Boat Loader

Pro Coolers

Electric Kayak Motor

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