I am looking for some input on selecting new roof rack components for carrying my Shearwater 17 H on my Land Rover Freelander. Right now I am carrying it in Malone "Auto-Loaders" clamped to Thule load bars. These carry the boat on its side, leaving lots of room for my MC 16.5 alongside. It is quite difficult for one person to lift the boat into the racks from the side of the car. I recently had the boat slip and bounce off my front teeth. Lucky to still have them all.
The new racks will be for carryng the Shearwater alone. I have been studying the various options from Thule.I don't want to get inot the expense of the Hullavator. I am thinking of loading up over the back of the car using either the "Roller Coaster" or "Hydro-Glide" at the back in conjunction with the "Set-To-Go" up forward.
Advice from those with experience will be appreciated.