Im a little behind the times when it comes to my boat selection. I have one of those monster sea boats that you swear must have a solid lead frame under a thin layer of fiberglass. I used to be scared to death to put it on the top of my little car for fear not only of cave-in, but that I wouldnt be able to secure it. The cave-in fear I fixed by jumping on the roof and finding that its probably the strongest part of my little beast, but the security fear only subsided when I bought these saddles. The dual connection on the bar lets you spread the saddles as far as you need apart and get them perfectly aligned with the edges of your boat so that you can easily get a dialed-in fit, and the soft plastic seems to have little fingers holding my boat in place, it holds tighter and as you crank your straps down it gives a little to provide an even better fit and hold on your boat. These things are great and really aerodynamic
they dont make a sound.