The Malone SeaWing is a unique product in the world of kayak auto racks because of its single saddle, bottom down design. The single saddle design is especially nice because of the mid-point mounting. The mid-point mounting means you can lock the rack into place on the outer edges of your roof rack's crossbar. This frees up more room on your roof for other items including a second SeaWing. This is one of the only kayak roof racks on the market that allows you to carry two kayaks bottom down on one vehicle -sweet! Additionally, the single cradle design eliminates the need to individually adjust each saddle on other kayak roof carriers that use a 4-point system.
This V-cradle style kayak carrier is built from a flexible, but still rigid enough plastic that allows it to conform to the shape of your boat's hull. The low profile, bottom down design makes this rack more fuel efficient than other style racks like the J-rack. The SeaWing will work with most vehicles thanks to its Jawz universal mounting hardware. The Jawz system allows it to fit on round, square, and most factory oval cross rails. The Jawz locking system requires no tools and can be put on by hand - this makes it easy to take on and off and to transfer to other vehicles.
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 kayak carrier provides safe and simple transport for nearly all kayaks and features a midpoint mounting system that allows you to fit two kayaks in a bottom-down position even on smaller vehicles with factory cross rails. Its low-profile design also helps improve gas mileage, and the corrosion-resistant composite construction provides a secure platform that protects your kayak during transport. Installation of the SeaWing is quick and easy on any type of cross rails – round, square, or factory oval with our universal Jawz adapter. Simply use the bolts and T-knobs provided to attach the carriers to the cross rail.
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. Lift the kayak onto the rear of the vehicle and slide it up and into the carriers until it’s centered between the two carriers and resting evenly. At this point, you’re free to tie down and secure the kayak whenever you’re ready. Simply bring the front and rear straps over the kayak. Thread the free end of each strap through the slot at the inner side of the carrier and back up to the outer slot. Thread the free end through the buckle and tighten. The SeaWing will gently flex to the kayak with superior hold and protection. Remember to always secure your kayak with bow and stern lines for added security. 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 is another revolution in the paddle sports market that’s changing the way you get there.
Will the fit a 2005 gmc envoy, and will two kayaks fit side by side?
Yes, according to the manufacturer's fit guide, this V-Cradle Roof Rack fits the factory crossbars on the 2005 GMC Envoys (including the Envoy, The Envoy Denali, their XL versions, and the Envoy XUV). You should be able to fit two sets of these racks side-by side; I can't 100% guarantee it, but you can see a photo with two kayaks loaded into two sets of these side-by-side in our photos on this listing where it has worked. The full length of the cradles is 27.5" but they are wing or V-shaped, so the basic thing is you would need to have enough room on the crossbars where you attach them (at far ends of the crossbars), and your boats would need to be able to have enough room to sit in the racks as well... so in part it depends on how long your particular crossbars are, but for a full sized sports utility vehicle, it should often work.
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