kayak_bcwrote a review of Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down on June 15, 2006
I bought the tie-down system from Yakima. It is easy and looks pretty but the hooks are not long enough. When the kayak bounces (which happens because the Yakima saddles have a lot of play) the hooks undo themselves. A helpful modification would be for Yakima to use a hook with a longer curved part at the head.