I hear you, Jim. Over the years, I bought various things to build them for my kayak and SUP boat/dock bumpers, crabpot floats, big pool noodles, PVC pipe, etc. and I never got around to making anything - or at least anything that worked. At the end of last summer, after a near-swim with the SUP and some lashed on pool noodles, it occurred to me that it might just be easier to use the canoe stabilizers! Duh. I'm gonna try it this summer. It might need a little modification like a cam strap or two and some foam to cushioning underneath it but I think it will work.