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Will the Malone SeaWing Install on a 2013 Mazda CX-5 with a Bare Roof?

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Will this install without factory rails on a 2013 Mazda CX-5?

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I have a great solution for you. Unfortunately, the the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG113MD will work only if you have a roof rack system with crossbars installed on your 2013 Mazda CX-5. With that being said, there is a kayak carrier that does not require and factory rails or rooftop crossbar systems. For that option, I recommend the Malone Deluxe Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam Block Style - 18" Long # MPG152. The Malone Deluxe kayak carrier comes with 2 block straps, 2 cam buckle load straps, and 2 bow/stern ties.

If you are set on using the Malone SeaWing on your Mazda CX-5 with a bare roof, you can install a compatible crossbar system that will work with the carrier. For a great economical roof rack system, I recommend the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack - Aero Crossbars - Raised, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - 50" Long # MPG215. The AirFlow2 includes a 165 pound weight capacity and an aerodynamic shape that decreases wind resistance during travel. Also, with the AirFlow 2, you do not need to purchase any additional parts for mounting on your vehicle.

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