North Wales Kayak Fishing

This is my first impression review of this system
The first thing you will notice is the quality of the materials and engineering that goes in to making this system its first class no sharp edges and every piece fits perfectly where it should this is a comprehensive kit these kits can be tailored to personal preferences I chose the kit to carry 2 sit on top kayaks on there sides the loading of the kayaks is made very easy because you load them to the side of the car and just slide them on to the top so no back strain lifting the yaks on top of the car anymore .

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Above is the comprehensive kit every part is labelled and with the superb colour instruction book that is supplied it’s easy to put it all together

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The kit all put together took me about 15 minutes

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The system fits to any existing roof bars by way of a few clamps and locking nuts and bolts it’s important to firstly make sure your roof bars are parallel so when the handle is attached it will slide smoothly

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The loader is shown here in the ready to be loaded position note the additional sit on top support bars just behind the black cradles these are for extra strength while loading the kayaks

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It is important to remember to give clearance between the loading system and the side of the car also make note of the position of wing mirrors before setting the cradles so when loading a kayak it does not catch the mirrors

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It took me aprox 20 minutes to fit the system to the car roof lining everything up took most of the time

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Loading a kayak or two could not be easier or safer just lay the kayak on the floor next to the car

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Then while the loading system is in the loading position just lift the kayak waist high and pop it on to the cradles. It is also a lot easier and safer fastening the kayaks on with a couple of cam straps while it’s in the loading position.

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The kayak in the fully loaded position very secure

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The whole sliding mechanism is locked in to place with a very strong securing spring pin this feels very secure when locked but also makes it very quick to load and unload the kayaks once the pin is removed.

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Above this is the loading sequence I have used 1 kayak but it could just as easily have been 2 kayaks.

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With a gentle lift the whole thing just slides in to place

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Once the kayak are on the top of the car the rollers on the Kari-Tek Easy Load
System makes sliding everything in to the final travelling position very easy
And quick

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This is a fantastic piece of engineering every part is beautifully made and cleverly thought out .I found it very easy to put the whole kit together and fit to the car
When the kayaks are loaded they feel very securely attached and the locking mechanism is positive latched so once it is locked nothing can move while travelling which makes this a very safe system.
this system makes it is so easy to load the kayak on and off the car with minimal effort and no back strain at all from the easy lift.
Whole thing is very robust so will last a long time and is sure to be a winner with us all

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