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Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 1/4" x 12' - 150 lbs - Qty 2

Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 1/4" x 12' - 150 lbs - Qty 2

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Tie-down straps quickly and easily secure the bow and stern of your kayak or canoe to your car. Ratcheting pulleys eliminate the need for knots when you are securing your watercraft, and plastic tubes prevent friction damage where straps touch car. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y04031 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 1/4" x 12' - 150 lbs - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y04031

  • Watersport Carriers
  • Bow and Stern Straps
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Tie-down straps quickly and easily secure the bow and stern of your kayak or canoe to your car. Ratcheting pulleys eliminate the need for knots when you are securing your watercraft, and plastic tubes prevent friction damage where straps touch car.


  • Tie-down ropes with ratchets let you secure the bow and stern of your boat to your vehicle
    • Perfect for use with kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft
    • Also great for non-nautical loads, such as ladders and lumber
  • Ratchet mechanisms make it simple to tighten down ropes - no need to stretch rope or tie it in knots
    • Secure the hooks on the rope and the ratchet to anchor points
    • Pull the plain end of the rope through the ratchet to tighten
  • Clear plastic tubes protect vehicle and rope from damage caused by friction
    • Position each tube along the rope where it makes contact with your vehicle
  • Zinc-coated stainless steel hooks are corrosion resistant
  • Includes:
    • 2 Nylon ropes
    • 2 Ratchet pulley assemblies with S-hooks
    • 2 S-hooks
    • 2 Strap loops


  • Rope dimensions: approximately 1/4" diameter x 12' long
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs
  • Lifetime warranty

8004031 Yakima Bow/Stern Ratcheting Tie-Down Cargo Straps - 12' Long - Qty 2

Installation Details Y04031 Installation instructions

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Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 1/4" x 12' - 150 lbs - Qty 2 - Y04031

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

Tie-down straps quickly and easily secure the bow and stern of your kayak or canoe to your car. Ratcheting pulleys eliminate the need for knots when you are securing your watercraft, and plastic tubes prevent friction damage where straps touch car.

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Great service. Timely delivery. Thank you! 877565

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Great product. Makes securing bow and stern easy. No more tugging and tying. 863318

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Phyllis was exceedingly responsive & helpful with this & 2 prior transactions. Got us what we needed and definitely saved a sale for your company. 854985

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great product and well written instructions included. 854754

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Product pricing is comparable to most vendors. Their how to videos are excellent. 850831

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excellent service; product is as described; good tutorial videos. 836894

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Works perfect and user friendly 809726

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As usual, prompt delivery and quality p roducts. 766300

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Great product for securing the front and rear of a kayak. Once assembled its quick and easy to use. The ratchet holds the line taut without loosening. Just give a tug on the line to test tightness during a trip. I did need a refresher on how to tie a bowline knot. My boy scout days have long been over. Would buy again. 674644

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Haven't used too much but still works f ine. 558556

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Easy to use and good quality. Holds the kayaks in place at freeway speeds. 505080

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Great stuff and great service 501496

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Works great and easy to install 490363

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good product, great service! 486113

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Ratchet straps got here pretty quickly. Can't wait to get out canoeing. 384105

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I have ordered several products from Etrailer over the past few months-a Yakima roof rack; ski rack; kayak rack and accessories. Every product has been shipped and delivered promptly along with constant communication about timelines. I also find Etrailer has excellent videos and instructions/questions and answers about product specifications and installation. Very pleased. 320850

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Works great Just used them today 91968

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Looks exactly as expected. 61006


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  • Replacement Rope for Yakima Bow-Stern Tie Down Kit That is Longer than the 12 Foot Original Length
    The rope used in the Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops # Y04031 is 1/4" diameter x 12' long and a basic nylon rope. For longer rope with this diameter you can use the Camco Medium Duty Braided Rope - Polypropylene - 50' Long # CAM51350. Yakima does not offer a longer replacement, but this rope will work well for your application.
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