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Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Hobie Mirage Compass Fishing Kayak

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What rack do you recommend for the Compass which weighs 87 lbs. I have a 2016 Mazda CX-9. I would also like to carry another Kayak that weighs under 75 lbs. So, is there a dual carrier that can accommodate both and handle the weight of the Compass?

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Since your Hobie Mirage Compass fishing kayak weighs 87 lbs you're either going to have to use a post-style carrier like the Yakima BigStack # Y04041 or use 2 sets of a J-Style carrier like the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier # e98878.

I recommend going with 2 of the J-Styles simply because it will be easier to load an individual kayak on each one, especially with your heavier kayak.

If you don't already have a roof rack then I recommend using a Yakima CoreBar roof rack. The correct parts for your application will depend on whether or not you have the flush mount rails that run front to back.

With flush mounted rails:
50" CoreBar - # Y00421
RidgeLine Towers - # Y00145
Fit Kit - # Y06029

Without flush mounted rails:
50" CoreBar - # Y00421
BaseLine Towers - # Y00146
Fit Kits - # Y06138 AND # Y06128

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