I like the idea of stackers. They are simple, take up less room, and cost less money. Does one stacker given enough ropes OK for three or four sea kayaks? Do they damage glass boats?
My experience with a friend is that they work great for up to four white water boats and work fine on a single wood and a single plastic sea kayaks. It would be great to haul three boats for trips. A Camry/Impala/Taurus Accord sedan can hold the gear for three people is where I am coming from.
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Posted by: Celia on Jul-19-13 10:12 AM (EST)
But you do need long enough bars. Put padding on the straps for the inside boat or put plastic boats inside.
Posted by: Kocho on Jul-19-13 1:10 PM (EST)
Posted by: Peter-CA on Jul-19-13 1:44 PM (EST)
Stackers generally come with 1 set of straps, and often not with bow/stern tie down lines. I would tie each kayak down with a separate set of straps, so would pick up more sets of straps if you are doing more than 1 kayak. I have used 1 bow/stern tie down to hold more than 1 kayak, though.