The Malone SeaWing and Stinger Load Assist combo is one of the most affordable kayak carrier and load assist combos on the market. This combo is designed to help you transport and lift your large sit-on-top or fishing kayak. The carrier is Malone's SeaWing which is a center-mounted, deep-V style rack that holds your boat with its hull down. The load assist is Malone's Stinger. This is a retractable v-block system that extends out towards the back of your vehicle. To use, you simply lift the front of your kayak into the v-block, then you can push/slide your kayak all the way into the SeaWing carriers. This allows you to load the boat without a partner and doesn't require you dead lifting a heavy kayak!
The Malone SeaWing and Stinger Load Assist combo comes with all of the hardware, tie downs, etc to have a complete kayak transport system for your car, truck, or SUV. Each SeaWing carrier has Malone's Jawz universal mounting system which means it will attach to round, square, and factory oval crossbars.
Car rack accessories should make kayaking easier and more enjoyable by allowing you to maximize your time on the water. At Malone, we strive to give the consumer the best value in the market with every product we make, providing simple-to-use innovative solutions to your transport needs through state-of-the-art engineering and design. The Malone SeaWing Stinger Kayak Carrier and Load Assist package is one of our recent innovations that will allow you to easily load your kayak on your own at a very affordable cost. The Stinger Load Assist permanently attaches to the SeaWing carrier and is made of a padded high-strength composite that will never scratch your kayak or your vehicle.
Before loading your kayak, you should pre-dress the straps on the carriers and place the straps over the front and rear of the vehicle. Loosen the two T-knobs throughout the extension frame to the rear edge of the vehicle and slightly retighten the knobs. The extension frame will bend down under the weight of the kayak until the rubber pad makes contact with the rear edge of the vehicle. This provides support and protection as the kayak is loaded. Lift the front end of the kayak unto the V-block extended frame so that it’s stable. Keeping a steady hold, walk to the rear of the kayak and simply lift up and push the kayak forward up the Stinger frame and into the carriers until it’s sitting even and balanced on the frame and rear SeaWing. Loosen the two extension frame T-knobs. Push the extension frame back into the retracted position and retighten the knobs. Strap down your kayak onto the SeaWing carrier with the cam buckle straps and the bow and stern lines and you’re ready to head to the water. It’s really that easy and that affordable. If you found some free time to get out on the water, you don’t want to waste any of it struggling with loading and unloading your kayak. Malone SeaWing Stinger Carrier and Load Assist – another revolution in the paddle sports market that’s changing the way you get there.
This rack was easy to install and holds the kayak securely. I can get the kayak down by myself, but still can't quite load it on top of the car by myself. I probably need to work out more at the gym to build my upper body strength, not the rack's fault.
Will this fit my 2017 Cadillac Escalade?
Yes, according to the manufacturer's official fit guide, that kayak rack with lift assist does work for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade (as well as the 2017 Escalade ESV). It will attach to the factory roof rails of that model/make/year auto with the mounting hardware included in the kit.
Will this work for a 2017 Buick Encore?
Yes, according to the manufacturer's official fit guide, this kayak roof rack will attach to a 2017 Buick Encore's factory crossbars, with the standard mounting hardware included in the kit. So as long as you have the factory crossbars installed on that year/make/model, it will work!
Can I mount this on a 3 inch cross bar?
Yes, this kayak roof rack, with lift assist, attaches to 3" crossbars!
Does this fit on my 2011 Subaru Outback?
Yes, according to the manufacturer's official fit guide, this Kayak Roof Rack with Load Assist fits the factory crossbars on the 2011 Subaru Outback Wagons and 2011 Subaru Outback Sport Wagons (including the WRX).
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