I have been contemplating building or having a custom rack built for my Pathfinder. I recently got a fishcat panther 9' and it is much wider than my previous fishcat pontoon. The overall width is 64" which makes it sitting atop my pathfinders rather narrow roofline tough. I had my factory rack with four outward facing kayak saddles to hold the inner aspect of the pontoons but the factory rack bounced and bowed terribly as I slid it up top. I'm driving with butt pucker waiting for the rack to fail and my new toon to go flipping off the top. After doing some work around the house I noticed I had a whole bunch of 1" conduit in various lengths from about 4' up to 10'. Over buying for projects is one of my STRENGTHS!:thumb: (or at least that is my story to the misses) I decided that I was going to get a conduit bender so off I went...found that buying four 90 bends and connectors was way cheaper (likely less strength, but way cheaper). I spent a total of $20, just under actually because I also got a fat kid snickers and soda. I even splurged for four white plugs to pound into the open ends of the upturned 90 curves so that I would not be annoyed by excessive wind noise. (noise that is not sharkskin on guides bothers the hell out of me) Here is what I came up with. I think I'll further strengthen it by adding four 90 corners atop the bends and run straight pipe from front to back. I'll field test this one first. If anyone's tried conduit creations with good or bad results I'd like to hear about them. The fastening of the pipe to the roof rails via conduit clamps is gorilla proof, at least 225# gorilla proof, way stronger than I anticipated. It will end up that my paired pontoons will rest splitting the connector, one on the straight piece in the middle, the other on the prefab 90 curve. Here are some photos, too rainy to load the boat outisde, but I'll try that later.