Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers

Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers

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  • Watersport Carriers
  • Load Assists
  • Yakima
This load-assist roller takes the strain out of lifting your kayak or canoe onto your roof. The padded roller slides out to protect the rear of your vehicle during loading, and it moves left to right so you can load multiple boats on your rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y04068 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y04068

This load-assist roller takes the strain out of lifting your kayak or canoe onto your roof. The padded roller slides out to protect the rear of your vehicle during loading, and it moves left to right so you can load multiple boats on your rack.


Features:

  • Load-assist system takes the strain out of lifting a kayak or canoe up and onto your roof-mounted saddle-style carrier (sold separately)
  • Integrated roller slides out over the rear of your vehicle so you can easily load a boat onto your roof
    • Extends out up to 34" from rear roof-rack crossbar
    • Lets you load kayak onto roof without making contact with your vehicle
  • Levers on mounting brackets provide easy operation
    • Release to slide roller in and out out
    • Close to lock system in place on roof rack
  • Side-to-side adjustment ensures perfect positioning
    • Move system from one side of vehicle to the other to load additional boat
  • Padding provides protection for the hull of your watercraft
  • Compatible with most roof-mounted kayak carriers
  • Powder coat finish and stainless steel and brass hardware resist rust and corrosion
  • Simple installation on top of or beneath your existing roof-rack crossbars
    • Canoe loading typically requires under-crossbar mounting to provide space for gunwale brackets
  • Theft-deterring hardware secures system to roof-rack crossbars
    • Requires special tool (included) to loosen


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical and most factory crossbars
    • Canoe loading not allowed when using factory crossbars
  • Roller width: 44-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


ShowBoat Setup

Use the chart below to set up your roof rack for use with the ShowBoat.


Boat WeightCrossbar SpreadMaximum Roller Extension
Up to 35 lbs24" to 28"34"
35 lbs to 50 lbs24" to 32"30"
50 lbs to 80 lbs30" to 38"24"


8004068 Yakima Show Boat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers



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Customer Reviews

Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Y04068

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

This load-assist roller takes the strain out of lifting your kayak or canoe onto your roof. The padded roller slides out to protect the rear of your vehicle during loading, and it moves left to right so you can load multiple boats on your rack.

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The Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller offers a significant assist when independently loading heavy, lengthy kayaks. Installation proved a bit challenging to get all things fully squared and sliding easily, but once accomplished, this item is a winner. 667679


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Ask the Experts about this Yakima Accessories and Parts


  • Recommended Bike, Cargo, and Canoe Carriers for a 2017 Chevy Equinox with Factory Roof Rack
  • For your 2017 Chevy Equinox I recommend using the Thule UpRide # TH599000 for your bikes because of how easy it is to use and you don't have to remove your front wheel to transport your bike. To carry your canoe I highly recommend the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier # 339-LRUNISETX for a few reasons. The first is that it can accommodate pretty much any boat style out there and the second reason is that this carrier has integrated locks that help grip your canoe and eliminate the...
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  • Is Anything Else Needed with the HullyRoller Kayak Carrier on a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The HullyRoller Carrier # Y04035 that you referenced is actually just the part of the carrier that has the wheels. To complete the carrier you also need some saddles like the DeckHand # Y04083. Please note that the HullyRoller is only compatible with round or square roof rack crossbars. If you have the OEM aero-style crossbars on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon then you would be better off going with the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04083-04082 which uses the same style of...
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  • Recommended Load Assist Options For Kayak Or Canoe Onto Roof Rack
  • The Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068 is a fit for your 2016 Honda CRV. It looks like most of our roof rack systems have a crossbar spread of 32 inches which would give you a roller extension range or 30 inches for up to a 50 lb kayak/canoe or 24 inches for 50-80 lb kayak/canoe. Another loading option if you have Aero Crossbars with the channel is the Side Rail Kayak Loader for Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRSLH01. Another...
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  • Thule Aeroblade Edge Compatibility with Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide Out Load Assist
  • The Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068 is compatible with the aero style crossbars of the Thule AeroBlade crossbars you mentioned.
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  • Does Thule Hullavator Need Crossbars to Extend 4 to 8 Inches on Jeep Wrangler
  • I reached out to a representative of Thule who told me the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist # TH898 will require crossbars to extend at least 4 inches because the arms have some give, so when you put the kayak on it is likely to make contact with your Jeep Wrangler; additionally, they said is was unlikely to fit your Gobe Stealth Rack. Instead, the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068 could be a good option. It is...
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  • Recommended Kayak Lift Assist For Roof Racks To Allow One Person Lifting And Loading
  • My recommendation for getting your 14.9 Scupper Pro onto your roof rack is to use the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068. This will allow you to easily load your kayak from the ground onto your vehicle roof by yourself. It uses a roller similar to a boat trailer to roll the kayak up onto your crossbars. It includes the tie downs and is adjustable to fit most crossbar spreads. A side loading option to give you a pivot point is the...
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  • Will Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Assist Roller Fit Rhino-Rack Aero Crossbars on 2007 Toyota Matrix
  • Yes, the Yakima ShowBoat 66 # Y04068 will mount onto the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero bar on your Toyota Matrix. We know this because the clamps on the Yakima Showboat 66 # Y04068 can hold crossbars up to 3-7/8 inches wide or 1-7/8 inches tall and the Rhino Rack Vortex bars measure 3-1/8 inches wide and 1-3/16 inches tall. I have linked the ShowBoat 66 to this page for you convenience.
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  • Load Assist That Can be Used With Lockrack Watersport Carrier
  • Though you can load your kayaks from the rear onto the Lockrack Watersport Carrier # 339LRUNISETA or # 339-LRUNISETX if you choose, the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller # Y04068 won't work because its bars have a maximum spread of 32 inches, while the smallest the Lockrack assembly will be from outside to outside is 34 inches. There is an option for a rear-loading assist, the Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat # TH854 which has a slick top layer to help you easily...
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  • Load Assist Kayak Carrier for 2018 Nissan Rogue with Factory Crossbars
  • There are load assists you can use, but the Hullavator 897XT has been discontinued and I checked with Thule and the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 will not work with the factory crossbars on your 2018 Nissan Rogue. Instead, so long as your Rogue's factory crossbars are attached to raised side rails, I recommend checking out the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068, which is a rear-loading system. It will extend 34 inches...
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  • Can the Thule Hullavator Pro be Used to Carry a Canoe
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro # TH898 is actually only meant to carry kayaks. If you are looking for a canoe carrier from Thule then the only option is the Portage Canoe Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH819. This carrier clamps around your crossbars but if you have T-Slots you can use the Adapter # THXADAPT12 which can provide some security if you have locking crossbars. We do carry some other alternative options like the Inno Locker # INA446 and the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier # 339-LRUNISETX...
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  • Assisted Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Roof of 2015 Subaru Outback with Factory Crossbars
  • I checked with Yakima and the Sweet Roll part # Y04074 and the Showboat 66 part # Y04068 are both confirmed as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2015 Subaru Outback. This setup is going to be your best solution. Assisted kayak carrier racks like this aren't cheap. To do it right unfortunately costs more than the more basic racks that require a bit more work like the part # TH834. For a factory crossbar application this is the best solution.
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  • Can the Yakima ShowBoat # Y04068 be Used on a 2015 Nissan Rogue with OEM Crossbars
  • The Yakima ShowBoat # Y04068 can definitely be used to help load your kayak on your 2015 Nissan Rogue. Just be sure that you are using a saddle-type kayak carrier, like the Yakima SweetRoll # Y04074, and that they are within the 44-1/4" width of the rollers. Attached is a chart to help you get your roof rack ready for the ShowBoat.
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  • Recommendation for a Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier with Slide Out Roller for a 2002 Isuzu Axiom
  • You will need the following items to install cross bars on the naked roof of your 2002 Isuzu Axiom. Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack Feet for Naked Roof, item # Y00124, two of the Q83 Q Clips for Yakima Q Towers, item # Y00683, and the Round 58 inch CrossBars for Yakima Roof Rack System, item # Y00409. Once you have the cross bars correctly installed you will be able to use the Yakima ShowBoat Slide-Out Roller for Roof Mounted Boat Carriers, item # Y04068, along with another set of cross bars....
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  • Load Assist Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2015 Ford Fusion with Inno Roof Rack
  • For an assisted kayak carrier to use with the Inno roof rack part numbers # INB137, # INSUT, and # INK860 the best option is the Thule Hullavator part # TH898 which will fit the rack. This carrier lowers down to about waist height for when mounting the kayak into carrier that once installed you push up onto the roof of the vehicle which allows you a MUCH easier install than most kayak carriers.
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