Well, you and I differ. I would not hang my sea kayaks over the end of my Ridge. I even haul my bikes on the rack on top. I'll take my chances with the wind, it has never been a problem in WA, OR, ID or in Canada where we kayak.The trouble with only having a cab mounted rack is that there is just too much overhang for the wind to catch. On my 1st Gen, I used a good rack on the bed and the OEM rack on the cab. That gave me support out near the ends of the boats and eliminated having to run a line over the paintwork on the hood. I'm looking for a contractor/ladder/over cab rack for my new 2nd Gen. With regard to the Hullavators, I'm tall enough (and too cheap) to not need them to load the boats. A T-bracket just isn't secure enough for me with two big cedar strip boats (and I'd hate to lose them after all the work I put into them).
Has anyone used Thule roof racks on the new Ridgeline? I have a 16' kayak that I transport sometimes but the usual bed racks like Trac Rac are not available.