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  • 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. 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

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

Y04031 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y04031 Installation instructions

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

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

Video Transcript for Yakima Bow and Stern Tie Downs Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Yakima Bow and Stern Tie-Down Ropes with Ratchets and Strap Loops, Part Number Y04031. The Yakima Bow and Stern Tie-Down Ropes help you safely carry your kayak or your canoe on your SUV or car. They're also great for carrying non-nautical loads, such as ladders or lumber. The ratcheting pulley eliminates the need for knots and helps you ensure that you have the proper tension on your rope. The zinc-coated stainless steel hooks are corrosion resistant. The clear plastic tube helps protect your vehicle's finish from rope friction.

The kit comes with two 12-foot long nylon ropes, two ratchet pulley assemblies with S-hooks, two additional S-hooks and two strap loops. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to use them. We've already got our kayak secured to our Yakima round bars as you see here. It's also recommended that you tie down the bow and stern, so we're going to show you how to do that. First thing we want to do is go ahead and take our ratcheting end with the hook as you see here and we're going to attach it to our loop up there by our kayak. Now if you don't already have a loop like our kayak does here, the kit does come with two.

So we'll take our hook and we'll just hook it on just like that. Then we can come down with our rope and you would attach this end with the hook underneath the vehicle to a secure fixed point. Then I'm going to come down through here, the fascia, attach it to the vehicle's tow hook. If you don't have a tow hook, anything sturdy would be fine, like the vehicle's frame. I'm going to adjust my padding here to where it's going to hit, right around the bumper here.

I'll come up and I'll grab the loose end of the rope coming through the ratchet. I'm going to pull that down, making sure that my pad in the front is where it needs to be. Get that nice and secure and then I'll bundle up my excess rope. Now we can repeat the same process in the back. Attach my ratchet first; I'll bring the hook down and since this vehicle has a hitch, I'm just going to attach it to the loop. But again if your don't have a hitch, you could just attach it to any secure spot underneath the vehicle.

Then just like before, bundle up the excess strap and then we've got it. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima Bow and Stern Tie-Down Ropes with Ratchet Straps and Strap Loops, Part Number Y04031. .

Customer Reviews

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

- Y04031

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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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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Works great Just used them today 91968

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Looks exactly as expected. 61006


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