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Is the yakima big stack safe for fiberglass kayaks

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I Used "Vibe Kayaks Sea Ghost 130" kayak .

  • Brand: Vibe Kayak
  • Type: Sit-on-top fishing kayak
  • Weight: 74 Pounds
  • Color: Smoke Camo
  • Construction Type: EVA Foam Construction
  • Max Weight Capacity: 550 pounds
  • Material: Roto-molded single piece polyethylene
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I used the big stack for my river kayaks and it did fine. But my fiberglass sea kayaks are so much heavier that I did not take the chance. For 1 of my kayaks I spent a lot of money to get the special sea kayak rack and it worked great. For my wife's kayak I saved some money and bought some simple v-shaped foam rubber rack attachments for $20. The foam attachments are so much easier, I don't even use the Yakima attachemnts any more. My suggestion - save your money and go with the cheap foam attachments.

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