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Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit

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Malone Accessories and Parts - MPG306

  • Watersport Carriers
  • Bow and Stern Straps
  • Malone


  • 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

Installation Details MPG306 Installation instructions


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Video of Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Malone Bow and Stern Tie Down Kit part number MPG306. The Malone Bow and Stern Tie Downs are great for kayak carriers that don't come with the required straps to secure it down to your vehicle. They also are excellent if the previous set you had have gone missing, you've lost them. It can secure to either a tow loop or hook underneath your vehicle or an after market attachment such as the hood loops from Malone.It can also attach to your hitch in the rear. The kit comes with two stainless hooks to attach it to your vehicle's connection points and two 11 foot long polypropylene ropes to attach it to. They have a carrying capacity or weight capacity of 250 pounds.

Now that we've gone over the features, let's go ahead and show you how these install. So our first step, is to take one of our ends and attach our hook to that end. To do that You feed it through the eyelet, tie a over under and out and then just simply do that again.Pulling it nice and tight. And give it a good tug to make sure it's sturdy. And now we go underneath our vehicle to find the tow hook or loop to attach our hook to.

And then bring it up and tie it off to our kayak. In the rear, find a spot to place the hook, like your hitch. And there you have it for the Malone Bow and Stern Tie Down Kit, part number MPG306.

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    We do have a variety of options to help protect your kayak. These range from the foam blocks # S65156 that you referenced to the linked page of crossbar pads like the Yakima part # Y07412 which are 20" long. If you can let me know what load extender you are using I can make more of a specific recommendation.
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