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Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 4" Span - 3/8" Shaft

Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 4" Span - 3/8" Shaft

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Replace the worn-out bow stop on your boat trailer with this heavy-duty rubber Y-stop. Stop acts as a bumper to keep your boat from hitting your trailer winch when loading. Y-shape contours to hull to help cradle boat during trailering. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR4Y22-3 or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 4" Span - 3/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR4Y22-3

  • Guards and Pads
  • Bow Stop
  • 2 Inch Long
  • Black Rubber
  • 2 Inch Wide
  • Fits 3/8 Inch Shaft
  • Yates Rubber

Replace the worn-out bow stop on your boat trailer with this heavy-duty rubber Y-stop. Stop acts as a bumper to keep your boat from hitting your trailer winch when loading. Y-shape contours to hull to help cradle boat during trailering.


  • Replaces the bow stop on your boat trailer
  • Keeps your boat's bow in place when it's loaded on your trailer
    • Y-shape contours to your boat's hull to help cradle it
  • Prevents boat from hitting trailer winch during loading
  • Provides soft spot for bow to bump up against at front of trailer
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Made in USA


  • Application: bracket with 3/8" diameter shaft
  • Span: 4"
  • Base dimensions: 2" long x 2" wide

4Y22-3 Yates 2" x 2" Y-Stop - Black Rubber

Video of Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 4" Span - 3/8" Shaft

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

Video Transcript for Yates Boat Trailer Y-Style Bow Stop Review

Ryan: Hey everybody, my name's Ryan. And here at Etrailer, we install, test fit, and review a lot of different parts, that way we could try to answer any questions those of you might have. And that's exactly what we're doing here today. We're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the line of Yates heavy duty rubber Y-style bow stops for boat trailers. So a bow stop is a simple, yet pretty important component to have on your boat trailer. It's going to do a couple things.

It's going to help prevent you from overshooting whenever you put your boat back on the trailer, whenever you pull it out of the water. And it's also going to help provide just a little bit of support, a little bit of cushion here in the front, whenever you're towing your boat down the road, that way it's not getting jostled around and hitting any metal, anything like that. It's just going to be there to help keep everything riding nice and smooth.So the reason today that we actually replaced the bow stop is you could take a quick look at the original one, and easily tell that it has seen better days. I mean, this thing is so worn out. It probably really wasn't doing any good up here.

So this one is definitely an improvement, and should make things go a little bit smoother. Now with that being said, this is a really thick, heavy duty rubber. So I don't really see it wearing out super fast. So you should get some good years out of it. With that being said, though, this rubber could potentially leave scuffs.

On this old aluminum fishing boat, really not too concerned with it, but if you have a fiberglass boat, especially, for example, it's something you might want to think about.However, there's another bow stop available, and this one's made from a different material and is scuff proof. So if leaving marks here are something you really don't want, you could always use this as an alternative, and that'll prevent any scuffs from happening. So overall, I actually think this turned out pretty nice. Just give me a little bit more confidence whenever I'm trailering the boat, I'm not going to have to worry about overshooting it as much or anything like that. And just whenever I'm trailering it down the road, the rubber actually contours pretty nicely to the bottom of the boat when you tighten everything down.So it should really provide a good cushion, if you will, whenever I am hitting bumps and things like that.

And just going to do a good job of keeping everything in place. Now, as far as the installation goes, it's relatively simple, really not a whole lot involved. One thing I do want to mention is you may have to pick up some new hardware. Doesn't come included with that hardware. But if your original hardware will work and is in good shape, by all means, you can go ahead and reuse that.So with all that being said, shouldn't take you a whole lot of time and really give you a whole lot of issues whenever you do go to put this on. Speaking of which, let's go ahead and do that together now. To begin your installation, you're first going to want to remove your old stop. So I went ahead and took that off and what I've actually done is just removed the whole bracket itself. And I did that because I think it'll be a little bit easier to get everything set up on here and kind of pushed into place.Ideally, you do this with your boat off the trailer. We're just kind of working around that. So I think it's going to be a little bit easier if I have everything somewhat bolted together, I might have a little more leverage to kind of push this up into place. Now, with that being said, keep in mind, every setup is going to be a little bit different. But for the most part, this should get you pointed in the right direction. So at this point, I'm just going to take our new stop, put it in our bracket, line the holes up. And I'm going to take our bolt, work it through to the other side.And what I think I'm going to do, is just tighten this down a little bit. So once I find where it needs to be, once it's on there, we can come back and tighten our bolt down. So now that we have our setup loosely assembled, I'll go ahead and put it into place here. Again, I think I'm just going to get everything hand tight for now, that way it'll kind of just rest in position, and we can get it exactly where we want it. So I found that everything fit best with our bracket down as far as it can go. And now I can position our bow stop.Now our boat is on the trailer a little bit crooked, once I removed our strap it kind of came over. So this should sit more in the center, but I think once we put our strap back on it, it'll pull everything together nicely. But now I got a good idea on how I need to rotate our bow stop itself. So I'm going to kind of eyeball it. I think about there will be proper, then I'm going to snug it down. So now that we have everything tight, if I put a little bit of downward pressure, it looks like everything fits pretty good the way it should. So now that I'm certain I have it lined up where I want, I'm just going to go ahead and connect my winch back to it, and pull it back down on the trailer. That'll finish up our look at and our installation of the line of Yates Y-style heavy duty rubber bow stops for boat trailers..

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Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 4" Span - 3/8" Shaft - YR4Y22-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (208 Customer Reviews)

Replace the worn-out bow stop on your boat trailer with this heavy-duty rubber Y-stop. Stop acts as a bumper to keep your boat from hitting your trailer winch when loading. Y-shape contours to hull to help cradle boat during trailering.


I did receive the y-block in the mail a few days ago. It has been cold, even down here in southern Oklahoma, so I did not get to put it on my trailer until today. I works great and I am very pleased with the product. I have included some pictures of the application that I am using if for as a lady named Laure asked for them. I tried to find a block locally, but they all wanted to sell me the entire transom saver and not just the part I needed. This works great and saved me a considerable amount of money. I will order parts again when and if the rollers on my boat trailer need replacing. Thank you!


Just right and reasonable shipping. Quality parts and excellent service. Thanks and God Bless


Shipment got delayed from E trailer suppler . E trailer sent an E Mail describing delay and gave an accurate completion date. Excellent service.


Works fine and was reasonably priced


I love it. I actually use this on my sailboat to block the mast forward.


The item we needed was not in stock at most places. Etrailer delivered faster than expected and for a good price.


This bumper was an exact duplicate of the one I was replacing on my boat trailer. Description and part were correct


Works great. It's still in good shape after a year of use.


Thank you. Everything was as described and solved my issues quiet nicely. I will be sure to shop you store in the future.


this bow stop will fit perfect.


I love it Just what I was Looking for Thanks to you all that Get this stuff right for People Like Me


I looked and looked for this particular product locally but found nothing. Then I turned to Google and found quite a few of the items I wanted in the $15 range, which seemed like too much to pay. That's when I found this item at Etrailer and with postage it was less than that! The service was great. The quality of the product is excellent and it got to my house in record time. What more could a consumer ask for?



It has been a year and I use it all the time. No problems. It works well and will probably last a long, long time. Thanks.


The rubber bumpers were exactly as advertised. They arrived well packed and shipped quickly. I looked for these in my local area and could not find them. I shopped the internet and found The items were reasonably priced, in stock and easy to order.I'm very happy with them and will do business with again.


ordered parts and arrived as described ..images with dimensions helped a lot.using for pwc bow stops



working great as all the parts from Etrailer


Photos after assembled . Picture of new and old, old one is 16 years old.


I received a call stating that my part was back ordered from etrailer and a lady asking if I still wanted it. This is the first time a company has ever done that. Most impressive. They actually got the part to me earlier then they said. Two thumbs up.


Worked as advertised to replace old stops on our trailer. Great service as usual!


I ordered three bow guards. One to replace the one on my baker trailer that broke and caused damage to one of my drift boats. I found your company on the internet, and called and talked with Angie. She was very helpful and friendly, and and took care of my needs completely.


I was very impressed with the great service, excellent products, and end results after assembling my boat trailer with the parts ordered from Etrailer. Shipping was fast. Very reasonable prices. Will definitely order thru this company again and have already referred friends of mine to have them take a look at your site.


I own my boat for 18 years, Needed a replacement for my boat's stop on trailer. I took old one off and saw the name on it. Yates. Also the model number was molded in the product itself. I looked on the internet ,and located found what needed made a phone call and my stop was on the way. Five minutes to take off, Five minutes to order. Five minutes to put on. shipped and received before the shipped date promised Five stars excellent service.


The Bow Stop was just as advertised and worked great. I hope to get many years out of it.

William S.


love it, thanks


No problem with etrailer but USPS is terrible it took 12 days to get package 300 miles for what I payed for shopping there is no excuse for taking that long ups or Fedx would have it in 3-4 days


Excellent product well built. Very good service and Very fast shipping. Would gladly do business with e-trailer again.

Lenzie H.




It was a little small for my 12’ sailboat. I should have spent the extra dough for a bigger size to prevent bumping. Also the black tubs onto the white paint. I wonder if the high quality ones do better


etrailer saved me with this replacement part, and shipped it at a reasonable cost unlike other stores where the shipping cost was 4 times the price.

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See what our Experts say about this Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts

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    The base dimensions for the Yates bow guard # YR4Y22-3 are 2 inches by 2 inches. It has a 4 inch span and fits on a 3/8 inch diameter shaft. I have linked a video review for you. I have included a link to all the bow guards that we carry.
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  • How are Bow Guards Mounted to the Boat Trailer Winch Base
    Normally, bow guards like the Yates Y-style Bow Guard, part # YR4Y22-3, are mounted to plates that are welded to the winch post. A through bolt attaches the bow guard once it is inserted between the two plates. I have added a couple of photos of boat trailers, One with a bow guard and one with a bow roller, for you to review.
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  • Distance from Mounting Hole to Bottom of Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers # YR4Y22-3
    Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers # YR4Y22-3 measures approximately 1/2 inch from the center of the 3/8 inch hole to the bottom of the bow stop. There is about 1/8 inch of runner from the bottom of the hole to the bottom of the bow stop. They are not all uniformly the same though. Some might have a slightly greater distance and some slightly less.
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  • Smallest Y-Style Bow Stop Available
    The Yates Y-Style Bow Stop # YR333Y that you referenced features a 6-1/2 inch span. The closest Y-Style bow stop we have available to your current unit is the Yates # YR4Y22-3 which features a 4 inch width between the "Y" contours. It has a 2 inch square base and works with a 3/8 inch diameter shaft. I have attached a short video review on this bow stop that you can check out as well.
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  • Boat Trailer Bow Stop with 2 Inch or Less Wide Base
    The base for Yates bow stop # YR6Y33-4 measures 3 inches by 2-7/8 inches. I have included a picture showing the measurements for you. Bow stop # YR4Y22-3 has a base that is 2 inches by 2 inches and a 4 inch span. That might work for you since the bracket you are using looks to be about 2 inches wide.
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  • Bow Stop Recommendation for a 2 Inch Wide Mounting Bracket
    We do carry a Y-style bow stop that will fit on a 2 inch wide mounting bracket, it is part # YR4Y22-3. The base of the Y-style Bow Guard, # YR4Y22-3 measures 2 inches wide and accepts a 3/8 inch diameter roller shaft. I have attached a photo showing the dimensions of the bow stop for you to check out. The Yates Flat Bow Stop, # YRJONBLOCK, that you referenced is the only flat style bow stop that we carry at this time and requires a 3 inch wide mounting bracket.
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  • Troubleshooting Smudge from Yates Bow Stop
    Since your Yates Y-Style Bow Stop # YR4Y22-3 leaves a smudge mark, you can use marine grade bunk carpet like # FCR8008 in between to assist. There isn't a glue specifically made for that type of application so I recommend using a solvent based contact cement. There are some non-marking bow stops, but the Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers - TPR - 6-1/2" Span - 1/2" Shaft - Yellow # YR333Y isn't just an easy swap.
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  • Replacement Bow Roller or Stopper For 1999 Mariah Shabah 238 Cuddy Boat Trailer
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  • Bow Stop, Bracket, and Shaft Recommendations for a Boat Trailer
    You will need a bracket that has a 3/8 inch diameter shaft. At this time we do not offer a 3/8 inch diameter shaft. I recommend bow stop # YR7Y44-4 used with bracket # CE31005PG and shaft # CE10700A for your bow stop set up.
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    The Yates bow stop # YR4Y22-3 has a base that is 2 inches x 2 inches and a 4-inch span. The base will be to small to work with the panel bracket # CE10300G because the panel bracket is designed to work with 4-inch rollers. The inside width of the panel bracket # CE10300G is 4-1/4 inches. I included a diagram of the Yates rubber Y-style bow stop # YR4Y22-3 for you as well. An option that may work is the CE Smith side angle mounting brackets # CE10211G. The L-shape brackets can take a 1/2...
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