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    A stable, secure rack for roof-transport of your canoe or kayak.

    The Yakima Evenkeel canoe and kayak rack secures any size recreational, touring, sit-on-top, or whitewater boat to the top of any brand or factory crossbars. The quick grip claw design easily mounts to square, round, flat, or any other shape crossbar, which means no additional parts or tools to attach.
    • HullFlex saddles mount with tool-less, claw quick grips and conform to a soft or hard chine as well as flat or round hull design
    • Two web straps secure the mid-section to the crossbars
    • Bow/stern straps and hooks secure the end-points for total security on the road
    • Included security bolts to deter theft when you’re floating far from the vehicle
    • Item #YAK0280

    Tech Specs

    Boat Capacity
    Locks Included
    any shape Thule, Yakima, Inno, or factory crossbars
    Recommended Use
    rooftop transport
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Take time to finesse, and they will work

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We use two sets for our kayaks. The only downside to this product is that it can be time-consuming at first to tweak, depending on the boat's hull. Follow the instructions; strap the boats to the racks first, then strap (and twist!) and tighten the bow and stern lines, and then cinch down the rack straps for certainty.

    You will find your time-saving steps along the way. Always double-check all of your straps before taking off!

    Everything you need

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This thing is wonderful. Easy to set up and use. Bought this and my kayak on the same day. Opened the box and 20 minutes later I had my kayak lashed down and drove away. Includes everything needed (all four saddle mounts, no need to buy two of these) and while it doesn't have a way to lock the saddles to your crossbars, it does come with extra security screws that "lock" the saddles' tightening handle so they can't be easily removed. Hard to explain but seems effective. Would recommend to anyone looking for an affordable roof rack to carry a single kayak or canoe.

    Convenient and Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love the convenience of taking these on and off my bars. They do a great job of holding my boat- a 20 foot long carbon fiber outrigger canoe. The beauty of them is that they seem like they'd work for many different sizes and shapes of watercraft.

    However, that IS a quite a bit of pressure against them when I'm dealing with wind against the boat and I have had to pull over and re-tighten these occasionally if it's a windy day because they'll move across the bars when it's really windy.

    I wouldn't let that deter you from purchasing, however. I'm sure there's a way you could tighten these down even further with tools. I do it by hand, though, since the convenience is a major issue. My boat is long and light enough that I just have to assume that transporting it in variable conditions will always be tricky.

    Super convenient!!

      These kayak docks are awesome!! They attach easily to virtually ANY bar shape and simply put they work. Set them to the desired width and plop your boat in them to have a safe, damage free way to transport your valuable watercraft. They come with bow and stern straps as well as straps to secure fore and aft of the cockpit.

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      will the kayak mount from rear of car and...

      will the kayak mount from rear of car and slide on ?