Went out today. Caught some nice bluegill before the storms moved in. After that I took the highway to meet the wife for lunch with no problems with my new strap configuration.
Thanks to everyone that helped me figure things. I had been strapping my kayak down improperly and I paid for it. It does not leak a drop even though I took off without screwing in my plug today. Doh!
I'm thankful that it didn't come lose from Charlotte after I bought it or last weekend when I was going down 129 through the dragon.
I did find some neat bungees in town today. I use them to hold my seat up while I'm standing and boarding. Pretty helpful and fits good. Wish they were black though.
Well, I plan to be out again tomorrow if weather permits. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who responded and helped out.
I'm really really happy I bought the outback. It is so fun to get out and cruise.