Reply To: Feedback sought on systems to load kayak onto roof by yourself

Quirine Schuyff

I have the sweet roll system which works really well for me.  I use a fleece blanket on the back of my Rav 4 (older model and thus higher than the newer) and on the roof rack between the rollers to protect the boat.

I lean the bow on the fleece blanket then push up until it hits the rollers, then roll up. In reverse for taking it off.

I have a tarp and or blanket on the ground for the stern.

It is slightly awkward sometimes but it works.