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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:54 pm 
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Hi guys,
Just looking for some advice . I have a 2017 outback that I used as much as I could last year. I have a small SUV and have the Yakima 66 round bars and a canoe loader bar on the passenger side of the car to help me load the kayak on the roof. I usually have no problems until I go to flip the kayak over. This is where the struggle begins and with the kayak being awkward my car is taking a beating and so is the kayak and I’m done loading this way. I’m thinking of adding the Yakima showboat 66 , a set of Yakima hully rollers and a set of mako saddles so I can transport it keel down . Does anyone use this setup and if so is the kayak ok being transported on the saddle and the roller ( as the second set of saddles) or do people generally use 2 sets of saddles . Also if you think that the showboat loader without the rollers is good enough please let me know . Thanks for your time !


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:19 pm 
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This is the setup I had for my 2010 Outback on top of my 2007 Subaru Outback.
2 pair of Mako saddles and the showboat roller/loader......IMHO, a excellent set up and worth every penny!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:45 am 
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Thank you for the reply and sharing your set up. I’m gonna try the showboat but I’m just torn right now as whether to get 2 pairs of mako saddles or 1 pair of saddles and a pair of hully rollers. I’m just trying to make sure that the outbacks hull won’t be dented from being transported on the rollers when it’s strapped down. Thank you again


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:28 pm 
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The Mako saddles shown above did not dent my Outback......they conform nicely to the hull shape.
When securing the straps, you don't need to over tighten them and I used both a bow and stern safety line.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Thule Hullivator and be done with it.


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