Universal Bow / Stern Tie Downs (8004031) by Yakima®. Forget about fumbling with ordinary rope or tie-downs when you want to secure the bow and stern of your boat. Use the equipment designed for the job with Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Downs. This affordable package includes two 12' sections of sturdy nylon rope, 2 tie-down straps, 4 zinc-coated stainless steel hooks, 2 ratcheting pulleys, and 2 clear plastic tubes to protect your vehicle. This system can also be used to secure ladders or lumber.
- Purpose built system secures the bow and stern of any boat to a vehicle
- Best in class corrosion resistance
- 2 easy to use ratcheting pulleys
- Two 12' lengths of sturdy nylon rope
- 2 tie-down straps
- 4 zinc-coated stainless steel hooks
- 2 clear plastic tubes to protect your vehicle from damage
- Can also be used to secure ladders or lumber
Using conventional ropes or tie-downs can be a hassle to secure the bow and stern of a boat to a vehicle. They can loosen, requiring knots to be undone and redone, and may even damage the boat or vehicle. This bow/stern tie-down system from Yakima is purpose built with the right parts to provide the most secure attachment without affecting the boat or vehicle. All hooks are constructed from zinc-coated stainless steel for best in class corrosion resistance.
To secure your boat, just attach the hooks to each rope with secure knots, then slip the clear plastic tubes over each rope. Take the free ends of each rope and feed them through the ratcheting hooks. Attach the tie-down straps to secure points on the bow and stern of the boat. Attach the ratcheting hooks to the tie-downs and the knotted hooks to tow loops, frame holes or metal parts of the bumper. Pull the free ends of the rope through the ratcheting hooks until the line is firm, then secure the free ends with a knot. Slide the clear plastic tubes to where the ropes contact the vehicle. To release tension for unloading, push up on the lever above the wheel inside the ratcheting hook housing.
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