After nearly a year of on and off again work on my Chessy 17, I will be ready for launch this spring. I usually load my kayak(s) on top of our van by myself. Not wanting to risk the occasional stern hitting the pavement which I tolerated with my plastic boat, I've decided to go with a trailer. So, two questions for the group:
1) Any feedback on the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer?
2) Regardless of where the rack is (trailer or roof top), what is the best system to attach the kayak without marring the finish. I have a hully roller which I don't think I'd use on a wooden boat and a mako saddle which I think two pair would secure and protect the boat. CLC videos show the standard foam bar pads. Suggestions?