I have an outback and it is kinda heavy. I can carry it overhead somewhat but the weight distribution is not even so I have to awkwardly balance it. I always go with a buddy so I don't have a problem getting it on and off since there's always two of us. Once off I throw it on wheels which is a must in my opinion for getting your yak to and from the beach fully loaded in one trip.I'm tempted to get a Mirage drive Hobie for all the reasons mentioned. However, I'm concerned about the weight of a Hobie compared to the 11' WS Tarpon I have now. I'm an older guy and put the yak on top of my SUV to transport it - not sure I can do this with a Hobie. How much do they weigh?
There is a product made by Yakima that is this attachment for a roof rack that extends a steel bar off the side so that you can load your kayak on solo.