Will certainly mention this to the engineers. They can confirm that the bags are being built to plan. As far as staff experience here goes... they have not seen the problems when loading the bags with akas.
Well I did not find it a total pain, but soon realised it was better done at home. Now I leave the akas attached on the kayak, just with the front pins pulled up to allow the bar to lift, and avoid stress. Slip the front aka into the ama, to keep them upright on the roof rack.
But lets be honest here. A MAJOR
reason for me to buy an AI, is speed to water and back, and I still see it that way. I can do it out in 12 minutes, have not bothered to time the return, but its not much different. And the more I study the design, the more impressed I am. Take the length, fits my garage with maybe a foot to spare, on the trailer that is. You just would not want one any longer. The weight too, is ok. Just. I sold my H17 because of weight, as it was just that bit too much for one fellow at the end of the day. I find I can lift the back with one hand, if I have to, and put the wheels in. And I'm not a weight lifter.