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Yakima Mako Kayak Saddles - Pair

    Yakima Mako Kayak Saddles - Pair

    Yakima Mako kayak saddles are custom-designed with form-fitting cradles to fit all popular boat chine shapes. See details

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    Yakima Mako kayak saddles are custom-designed with form-fitting cradles to fit all popular boat chine shapes.

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    Yakima Mako kayak saddles are custom-designed with form-fitting cradles to fit all popular boat chine shapes.

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    Yakima Mako kayak saddles are custom-designed with form-fitting cradles to fit all popular boat chine shapes.

    • Mako Saddles fit directly onto round and square crossbars; fits most factory racks—just add Yakima MightyMounts (sold separately)
    • Pad is recessed so that boats slide easily over the saddle when loaded
    • When strap is tightened, raised pads of soft Dynaflex material securely grip the boat hull
    • Strap design features a quick-release anchor, allowing strap to be easily removed when not in use
    • Soft pad around the Ancra™ buckle protects the vehicle and boat from scratches
    • Stainless-steel hardware lasts as long as a love for the water
    • Comes with one set of bow/stern tie-downs with adjustable strap and heavy duty hooks
    • Sold as a pair with strap included; customize with another pair of Mako saddles, Mako Aero Saddles or a pair of HullyRollers (sold separately)

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    Yakima Mako Kayak Saddles - Pair Specs
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    Yakima Mako Kayak Saddles - Pair

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    Yakima Mako Kayak Saddles - Pairis rated3.4out of5by5.
    Rated4out of5byfromYakima CradlesThis is my second set on the bars on my truck. Rack is waaaaaayyyyyy up and I need a short ladder. At times the cradles can rotate when sliding kayak up onto the rack. The cradles generally less expensive than wheelies works about as well. I find wrapping the straps twice around one kayak and "crossing" them under the bar to be more stable than one strap on two. My kayaks often ride the rack all week. Can't use 'em if you ain't got 'em.
    Date published: 2013-11-10
    Rated1out of5byfromNot For Hard Chined BoatsI own hard-chined fiberglass and plastic kayaks, so I am not sure about rounded-hull, wide-body boats. Tried a set-up with Hully Rollers but only used the set-up twice and had to change to other configuration (Ditched both and went with Landshark saddles, which gave me the cradling support I was looking for). Maybe a good choice for a rounded-hull, but if your kayak is hard-chined, they won't flex enough to cradle the hull. NO STABLE SUPPORT! I cringed each time I tied the boat down, worrying if all was secure.
    Date published: 2013-10-08
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat kayak saddlesI found these saddles to work best with my application, I have a rack on the back of my truck made from wood and these saddle were easy to mount to the 2x4 wood frame.
    Date published: 2013-09-14
    Rated4out of5byfromGood quality, not ideal for all kayaksWe bought this to haul a Hobie Mirage Oasis tandem kayak (90+ lbs with a very wide bottom). It's not an ideal fit but it works because the saddles are pretty flexible rubber/plastic material. It's a little bit squishy and jiggley because the kayak is so heavy but it holds the boat on the car just fine on the freeway and on twisty roads (the bow deflects around about 1" over bumps but otherwise doesn't move). I think we could have actually hauled this kayak upside down because of it's shape (it's a sit-on-top with a rim-like shape on top), but we'd need 36" bar pads, and we'd still need the tie-down and bow/stern straps and the Mako comes with great straps (easy to use and won't slip). The Mako would work great with smaller (40-50lb) kayaks, though if I had a couple of those it would probably be more stable and maybe even cheaper to get a set of towers (that hold the kayaks on their sides).
    Date published: 2013-07-30
    Rated3out of5byfromdid not fit my large fishing kayakMy review is only relevant and food for thought for others looking to hold large tandem fishing kayaks that weigh about 80+ pounds. I am return these saddles and the hully rollers because they did not pair well with the shape of my boat's hull. I then called my kayak manufacture's cust service who recommended that saddle type mounts can even damage their hulls if left on during hot days. They recommended hauling my boat upside down, no pads needed. In fairness, I thought these saddles were a good value, and if I had a more traditional boat shape I would have likly been more pleased. Great straps - good build quaility. If fact, now I need to buy my own straps, and I want these yak straps!
    Date published: 2013-07-12

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