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Will Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier Fit Malone MicroSport Crossbars


Will the Thule Dock Glide fit the 1 and 1/4inch crossbars on a Malone Microsport trailer? if so, would they or a Yakima systemP be a better fit or provide more capacity for my 2 Brooklyn Kayak Company PK11 Pedal Kayaks that are 10.5foot L x 34inch Wide X 14.75inch H than the Malone Saddle-up Pro system? Would like to use a saddle system as opposed to the bunk system so the trailer can be more easily stored upright in the garage, but have seen posts that the Malone saddle system is not ideal for hull shapes on some fishing kayaks. Thanks for your advice.


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The Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH896 will fit crossbars up to 4" wide x 1-1/2" tall so it will install just fine on your 1-1/4" square crossbars for your Malone MicroSport trailer. These have a weight capacity of 75 lbs per kayak.

For something with a higher weight rating I recommend checking out the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # Y04091 instead. These will fit your crossbars just fine and they have a weight rating of 150 lbs per kayak so they can handle bigger kayaks just fine.

It would be a good idea to compare your fishing kayak designs with how they will fit on your MicroSport trailer so you can decide if the saddle carriers or the Bunk Kit # MPG561 would be better to carry your kayaks.

Attached are some review videos for you to check out.

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