Mini-Rafts on Roof Racks
I'm re-vamping a 9 year old post that came out before Hyside mini-me's, mini-maxes, and RMR Storms were as popular as they are now. I'm really thinking about getting a mini raft for convenience. I love my 14ft Hyside XT with 4 bay expedition frame, but it's overkill for a lot of day trips. I like the idea of a mini raft that I can sling on top of my F-150 with a topper, and just dump it in the river.
I occasionally see a mini raft on a roof rack. If you are one of those people, how does it work for you? Do you have three rows of bars or two? How far apart is optimal for the boat? Do you put any kind of platforms, rollers, pool noodles, or any other bells or whistles that make it work better? Any other problems, tips or caveats? (I know gas mileage and stuff isn't ideal, I would do this for short local trips, shuttling or whatever, not cross-country stuff)
Thanks in advance!