Subaru WRX 2011-2013, ShowBoat Kayak Loader by Yakima®. Have a heavy kayak or canoe to load onto your roof rack and there's no one around to help? No worries as long as you have the Yakima ShowBoat Kayak Loader. The ShowBoat's built-in hardware mounts to round, square, and factory crossbars, and the padded 44-1/4" roller extends up to 34" from the rear crossbar. Just prop one end of the boat against the roller and push the boat up onto the crossbar pads while lifting the other end. The ShowBoat eases loading and protects your vehicle at the same time, and it slides from side to side to enable loading of multiple kayaks. It includes corrosion resistant stainless steel and brass hardware and comes with detailed instructions.
- Boat load assist roller eases loading of kayaks and canoes onto roof rack crossbars and protects vehicle during loading and unloading
- Mounts to round, square, and factory crossbars with universal built-in hardware
- 44-1/4" padded roller protects kayaks and canoes and allows boat to be rolled up onto crossbars
- Roller slides back up to 34" from rear crossbar to ease loading and protect rear of vehicle
- Roller adjusts from side to side to help with loading of multiple kayaks
- Works with existing or new kayak accessories
- Compatible with Yakima Gunwale brackets or KeelOver for easy canoe loading
- Includes two 66" crossbars and corrosion resistant stainless steel and brass hardware
- Comes with detailed installation and user instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
Loading a heavy kayak or canoe onto roof rack crossbars can be a real chore, especially if you're by yourself. You not only have to heft the weight, but also guide the boat into position, all without damaging your vehicle or the boat. Forget about the hassle of boat loading with the Yakima ShowBoat Kayak Loader. The ShowBoat has a wide padded roller that extends out past the rear of the vehicle. The roller acts as a helping hand, making it easier to support and guide the boat into position on the crossbars, while protecting it and your vehicle from damage.
The ShowBoat comes with two 66" Yakima crossbars that easily mount to round, square, and factory crossbars with built-in hardware; no tools required. The 44-1/4" roller is padded to protect your boat, and it extends up to 34" from the rear crossbar to ease loading and protect your vehicle. And if you have saddles for more than one boat on your crossbars, the ShowBoat can be adjusted to slide to each side for multiple boat loading.
Existing or new kayak accessories will work with the ShowBoat and it's also compatible with Yakima Gunwale brackets or KeelOver for easy canoe loading. Corrosion resistant stainless steel and brass hardware is used throughout to ensure long term durability. Comprehensive, illustrated installation and user instructions are included with the ShowBoat Kayak Loader, and it's covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.179.10
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Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.Yakima® - ShowBoat Kayak Loader Reviews (3)
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I really love this box. It was shipped in a timely fashion and arrived in perfect condition. I hung it from my garage ceiling using a pulley system designed for cycles. It is perfect.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYGood Deal!!| Posted by Igrar P. | 2008 Ford F-150 (Toledo, OH)
Perfect instructions. Easy to assemble. A little tricky to mount on my Ford F-150, had to reverse the mounting bracket due to the OEM equipment. During and after a 1400 mile roundtrip, everything still tight and in place.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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