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Make loading your boat easier than you ever than you ever thought possible.

When it's time to load up your kayak, slide the Yakima Showboat Boat Rack out to protect the back of your car or SUV from scratches, dents, and dings. This padded rack accessory also ensures you boat doesn't get damaged during the loading process. Yakima designed the Showboat Rack to slide back and forth and assist in the loading of several boats. You can load up a whole fleet without ever having to lift a single one. *You must get an extra set of Yakima bars to use this product.

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Can I get away with the 58" crossbars?

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Can I get away with the 58" crossbars?

I am looking for a system to load 2 kayaks...

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I am looking for a system to load 2 kayaks onto a 2004 Land Rover Discovery. Would this be a good set up?

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This is not a boat carrier, the showboat is only meant to assist in loading your boats into your existing carrier. Take a look at the video here to see it in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAykhKIWgvE
Now to carry 2 boats on top of your vehicle you typically have to do one of two things. Either use a wide set of bars that hang over the sides of the vehicle, or else carry one or both boats on their sides. On my own vehicle (grand cherokee) I opt to carry one boat on it's side in yakima bow-downs leaving enough room on the other side of my rack to carry a friend's boat flatly using foam blocks.
Here is another video that shows a vehicle using the showboat and a set of bow-downs. As you can see, there is enough room on the empty side of his rack to carry another boat on its side if they chose:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2q0itUTuqs
Now if you were simply asking if this is a good setup to assist in loading the boats into a system you already own, then I apologize for my long windedness. If that is the case, I would say yes because this system works with any number of carriers whereas your other option would be something like the thule hullavator. Which is rather expensive, but people love them.
I hope this helps!