Sure, that sounds like it will work, but it seems like the whole car top portabilty/assembly/disassembly takes a big hit. And, of course, that is a big reason I bought a CLASSIC. No trailers and insurance. no boat ramps, no storage problems.
I see your point. For me that is not so much an issue, as I keep it in one location assembled all season. True, it would be a bit of a pain to unlace/relace, but may not be that bad either. It is only the rear. It may take an xtra 5 min? Take a look at the Getaway assmebly manual in the support side of this site, it will give you an idea what is inolved. Eight posts instead of the 10 on Getaway.
Once I actually do the mod, I will post my results, and I will time the process once I have it down.
Well, finally got the parts and did it! Boy those monel rivets drive hard!! Anyway, lacing posts are installed, lacing in place, very easy to lace, took m about 10 min, but only because I needed to figure out the pattern w/ the eight posts, and cut lines to lenght, etc. Realistically, probably could be undone in about 30 sec or less, to re lace maybe a couple min once it is down.
So, no more velcro straps! Traveller-ready!
I will have pics, part no's, instructions to post soon. Off to the lake to sail now