Secures but problematic
June 24, 2016
I like the security of the cable and lock. Set up of the lock mechanism is straightforward and simple. Depending upon the kind of kayak rack you have, securing the kayak can be tricky. I have a 10 foot kayak and the cables are too long to keep the lasso ends from being pulled off so the instructions show that you coil the cable around the track and then lock it. The cable is encased in a strong plastic so coiling is difficult and some experimentation needs to be done to ensure that the lasso part isn't easily 'wiggled' off the boat. I have the Inno INA450 Kayak Carrier so when my two boats are set on the roof, the cables are a pain to release. Might be better with a longer or wider boat but, if set up is careful, does provide a way of locking your kayaks down on long trips. I would recommend this product with the caveat noted below.
Pros:Provides a way of locking down your kayak to car racks.
Cons:Set up is problematic with 10' or smaller Kayak.