Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit

Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit

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  • Watersport Carriers
  • Bow and Stern Straps
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Malone Accessories and Parts - MPG306


  • Malone bow and stern tie-down kit
  • Made from water resistant 1/4" nylon cording that never stretches
  • Stainless steel S-hooks resist corrosion and ensure a long life
  • Includes:
    • 2 Stainless steel S-hooks
    • (2) 11' Polypropylene ropes
    • 1 Instruction manual
  • Load capacity: 250 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

MPG306 Malone Rope and Hook Safety Tie Downs



MPG306 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details MPG306 Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for Malone Watersport Carriers MPG306 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit. Now, this kit allows you to tie down your boat for safe transport. This would be ideal for canoes, kayaks. You could even use it on stand-up paddle boards or larger boats. If you want to put them on a roof rack, trailer, whatever the case may be, these tie-downs are going to secure the front and rear of your boat for secure transport. They're made from a water resistant quarter inch nylon cording.

That way, you don't have to worry about it stretching. It's got, also, a nice water resistant design. It's going to come with your stainless steel S-hooks. Those are going to last a long time. They resist rust and corrosion to ensure a long life. Now, when you're ready to tie down the front and rear of your boat, you're going to need to tie one end of the rope to the S-hook.

It has a small area here, so you loop that through. Go ahead and tie it off back to itself, create a nice, secure knot. Then, the other end of the rope would actually run through the bow or stern tie-down point. This hook, once you have the rope through there, you'll need to anchor the hook to a strong, secure anchor point on the vehicle like a tow hook or the frame and then, again, run the other end of the rope through the bow and stern tie-down point and pull the rope tight and then tie it off to itself. Really, that's all there is to it.

Nice design, very strong and durable, and you're going to get two 12 foot long ropes and two stainless steel S-hooks. That's going to do it for today's look at the Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit.

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  • Will Malone Foam Block for Kayaks # MPG158 Fit on Factory Crossbars of Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Malone Foam Block for Kayaks # MPG158 will fit on the factory crossbars of your Honda CR-V. The opening for the bars is a bit larger than you'd need but it would still fit and work well. For a strap set for the bow and stern you'd then want the part # MPG306 and you'd be set.
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