HullRaiser Kayak Rack by Yakima®. These lightweight but rugged steel J-cradles will safely and securely transport one kayak on its side, where it’s most rigid, leaving space on your roof rack for other gear. It’s the perfect type of rack for touring or recreational kayaks. The HullRaiser includes foam padding to protect your boat during transport, and heavy-duty tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs. The standard HullRaiser comes ready to install on round and square crossbars, but if you have factory crossbars opt for the HullRaiser Aero, which includes universal hardware to fit virtually all crossbar shapes. Both the HullRaiser and HullRaiser Aero come with instructions.
- Safe, secure roof rack transport for one kayak on its side
- HullRaiser mounts to round and square roof rack crossbars
- HullRaiser Aero mounts to round, square, factory, or aero crossbars
- HullRaiser Aero optimized for aero bars
- Sturdy, lightweight steel construction
- Pads on base and side of J-cradles protects kayak during transport
- Includes heavy-duty tie-down straps to secure boat to roof rack
- Includes bow/stern tie-downs to secure boat to vehicle
- Tie-down straps have padded buckles to prevent damage to boat or vehicle
- Comes with detailed instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
J-cradle style racks are perhaps the easiest to load roof top carriers, and transporting the kayak on its side, where it’s most rigid, provides the most stable and secure method of transport. Carrying the kayak on its side also leaves room on your roof rack for other gear. These lightweight, durable, steel J-cradles have closed cell foam upper pads to protect your kayak during transport, and Dynaflex rubber base pads to both protect the boat and keep it from sliding around. You get everything you need to secure your boat including heavy-duty tie-downs for attachment to the roof rack, and bow/stern tie-downs to secure the boat to the front and rear of your vehicle. All tie-downs have padded buckles to prevent damage to the boat and your vehicle.
The HullRaiser comes in 2 versions, a standard model that comes ready to mount to round and square crossbars, and the HullRaiser Aero, which includes universal hardware, enabling it to fit factory crossbars as well as round, square and aero bars. The HullRaiser Aero is optimized for aerodynamic bars. Comprehensive, illustrated installation and user instructions are included with both HullRaisers, and they’re covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
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.