I got the SlipStream a few days ago, and it has made loading much easier. I can now load by sliding the hull on the rollers from the rear of the car, and guiding the hull along the saddles. Wish I had this last week, since I've strained my back using various other methods of loading. And, instead of a 24 inch spread, the yak now sits on saddles that are 48 inches apart.
I'm not seeing any distortion by loading right side up, but I'm now a bit concerned after hearing that it should be transported upside down. Will pay special attention and watch for distortion.
Will be adding some handles alongside the well so my wife will have something to hold onto when she comes for a ride. Also considering adding handles or lines along the foredeck to make loading easier - - just hope it doesn't look bad.
I also received the Wheeleez cart with balloon wheels from eBay. Should make transport along sand much easier than dragging.
Just wanted to add that this is the easiest, and possibly the most fun boat that I've ever sailed. Hobie did an incredible job of engineering the AI. Hobie knows sailing!!!