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Yakima BowDown Kayak Rack

    Yakima BowDown Kayak Rack

    Taking J-cradles to the next level, the Yakima BowDown has all the features you've been looking for in a kayak rack! See details

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    Taking J-cradles to the next level, the Yakima BowDown has all the features you've been looking for in a kayak rack!

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    Taking J-cradles to the next level, the Yakima BowDown has all the features you've been looking for in a kayak rack!

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    Taking J-cradles to the next level, the Yakima BowDown has all the features you've been looking for in a kayak rack!

    • Cradle arms fold down when not in use—now you don't have to worry about parking garages with limited clearance
    • Accommodates most hull shapes; cradles and protects your kayak with soft pads
    • Because kayak is propped up on its side, it leaves more space on your crossbars for other gear
    • Universal mounting hardware fits round, square and most factory bars
    • Includes heavy-duty straps with padded buckles for secure transport; also includes bow and stern tie-down straps
    • Locks to crossbar with SKS lock core system (sold separately)

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    Yakima BowDown Kayak Rack

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    Yakima BowDown Kayak Rack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Solution I use this with a hully roller on my Honda CRV. It is perfect for when I use my second boat. The only downside is that I need a helper to load and unload with this rack. (Not sure if it matters, but I am a woman). This was the perfect solution when I downsized SUVs so I could still haul 2 boats.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from protects boat well, but.... kind of tough to load boat onto rack. could be better way to get boat on rack. rack spins on roof mount... rack does protect boat well though... nice padding...
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design and very good construction Once the carriers were used one time, they can be taken off and installed again without any adjustments. The top opening for the tie-down strap allows the strap to slide down, but a small piece of tape over the slot fixed that and they now work extremely well.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does its job I have only had this rack for about a month, but it has certainly done well so far. I have taken my kayak out 4 times now, a 45 minute drive on the interstate (Reno to Lake Tahoe). The rack seems to be holding up fine. I have heard some people say that putting on the bow and stern tie downs was a pain and not worth it, I would disagree. Even if the rack is strong there is alot of drag for just the center tie downs. The bow and stern lines give me piece of mind and they take about 30 seconds each.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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