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What is the Difference Between Rhino Rack Nautic and Nautic 581?  


I have a 2017 Subaru Outback Limited with factory crossbars. I am buying a Jackson Cruise Angler 12. # 1- I do not see the difference between the 571 and 581 that would cause the price difference, or advantage of one over the other. I will probably load from the side with the pole assembly I bought from you a few days ago. # 2- is it possible for me to put a spacer between the crossbar and the mounts to clear the antenna? I considered the J-Racks, really don't want to expose kayak to that much side wind if I can avoid it. Thank you in advance for you taking time for this


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The difference between the two kayak carriers are the type of crossbars they mount on. The Rhino Rack Nautic # RR571 is compatible with round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars by clamping on. The Rhino Rack Nautic 581 # RR581 is compatible with crossbars that have a bar or T-slot channel. I've added links to video installs of each product so you can see the difference.

As for a spacer, it would depend on how tall your crossbars are, and though you may be able to do it, I would not recommend using the carrier in a way that it was not designed due to potential stability issues. If you do decide to go with a J-style carrier, Rhino Rack makes our most popular version, # S510. I've added a link to a video review of the J-style carrier for you to take a look at as well.

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