Alright, I'm in the home strectch, bought my carrier, straps and am putting the finishing touches on my Chesse 16, hopefully will be ready to bring with me on my trip to N. WI this Thursday. I will be leaving in the evening hours and will encounter many bugs on my trip as my windshield can account to in the past. I know bugs can be tough to get off the front end of my car, was wondering if anyone had experience getting them of their kayak after a long trip. I considered a cover, but after keeping my project to a bare minimum and knowing I will not be transporting it much, it's hard to spend another $100 on a cover. SHould I even be concerned or is there a cheaper alternative to protect it? Thanks for your responses.