Recommended Kayak Carrier for Tandem Kayak Weighing 90 lbs and 21 Feet Long


Hello, I just purchased a tandem kayak which weighs approximately 90 lbs and is 21 ft long. Id like to find a suitable rack system to carry it and am wondering what you recommend for my 14foot Outback. Would a Sweet Roll be able to hold the weight? My other option would be to use the hullyroller and mako saddles which I already have, but Im not sure which mighty mount would do the trick for my factory rack. Thanks for your help!


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The Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading # Y04074 has a load capacity of 80 lbs. For easy loading and support I recommend using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed # DTA944 along with the Darby Foam Kayak Block for Extend-a-Rack # DTA924 and # e98880 hitch lock to help with the weight capacity as well as the extended length.

If you don't want the additional hitch mount, then you can use the Swagman Coronado Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Universal Mount # S65149 or the Swagman Exo Aero Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs # S65145 as each are rated for up to 100 lbs.

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