Black j cradles are powder coated and one-piece welded design.
Spax has indoor and outdoor versions of the screws. Best to use a hammer drill for the holes. Installed a 2x4 to wall studs to attach the brackets to.
The kayak fits easily but snuggly in the base of the hooks. Easy installation, easy to use, and padded hooks mean no scrapes to the kayak. Amp; durability means peace of mind!
The structure seems sturdy with good padding to protect kayak. Holds my 80lbs ascend kayak with ease. Sonoma perception (45 lbs) and but a 12' old town dirigo also fits.
They appear to be made of hardened cream cheese. Not at all suitable for a big tandem. Still falls out over 12 hr period. I am disappointed that amazon would sell something like this.
The mounting hardware is junk. The bottom bracket is 1-1/2 on bolt centers and drilling into a stud measuring 1-5/8 inch in width is impossible.
Much easier and neater than tying the bungee. Works perfectly with my shock cord. Will purchase more when needed.