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SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam-Block-Style - Roof Mount - 12" Long

SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam-Block-Style - Roof Mount - 12" Long

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  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • SportRack
  • Foam Blocks
  • Factory Bars
  • Naked Roofs
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking
This kit offers an easy way to carry 1 kayak on most roof-rack configurations and on naked roofs. Foam blocks provide a safe surface for your vehicle and kayak, and straps and tie-downs ensure that your kayak stays put during transport. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from SportRack. SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam-Block-Style - Roof Mount - 12" Long part number SR5525 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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SportRack Watersport Carriers - SR5525

This kit offers an easy way to carry 1 kayak on most roof-rack configurations and on naked roofs. Foam blocks provide a safe surface for your vehicle and kayak, and straps and tie-downs ensure that your kayak stays put during transport.


Features:

  • Complete kit includes everything you need to carry 1 kayak hull side down on the roof of your vehicle
  • 2 Durable, closed-cell foam blocks
    • Non-skid underside keeps foam blocks in place during loading and protects your vehicle's finish
    • Sure-grip polyurethane top surface grips kayak hull to prevent movement, making transport safer
  • 2 Strong, polypropylene straps with chrome-plated buckles secure kayak to vehicle
  • 2 Specially designed ropes anchor kayak's bow and stern to your vehicle during transport
  • Universal mounting on naked roofs and most crossbar styles


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 130 lbs
  • Block length: 12"
  • Strap length: 15'
  • Application: naked roofs and round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Limited lifetime warranty


SR5525 Sport Rack Roof-Mounted Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style - 12 Inches Long

Replaces ABR525



SR5525 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details SR5525 Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for SportRack Watersport Carriers - Kayak - SR5525 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the sport rack kayak carrier with the included tie downs. Now, this is a complete kit that includes everything that you need to carry one kayak on the roof of your vehicle. It comes with two durable, closed cell foam blocks. Real nice durable construction, on the under side they feature a non-skid design that keeps the foam blocks in place during loading, and it protects your vehicle's finish at the roof of the vehicle. Right here it's going to feature the sure grip, polyurethane top surface that grips the kayak hole to prevent movement, making transport much safer. The unit also comes with the necessary tie downs, so you're going to get the two strong straps right here with the chrome plated buckles, protective pad on the underside so the buckle doesn't scratch any of your gear or your vehicle.

These right here secure the kayak to the vehicle and then you have two specially designed ropes that anchor the kayaks balanced stern to your vehicle during transport, as well as the appropriate hooks that would attach to the anchor points. This is designed as a universal mount because it can be placed directly on top of a vehicle that has a naked roof and it also accommodates multiple crossbar styles.This center area right here can actually be removed, that way it can fit over a round, square, arrow, elliptical, as well as most factory style cross bars. The capacity for the unit is one kayak. Weight capacity is up to 130 pounds. Each block measures 12 inches long, by three and three quarters of an inch wide.

Here at the center, you can see how that slopes, at the center it has a height of about two and seven eighths. At the end it has a height of about three and seven eighths. The product's also covered with a limited lifetime warranty, and the straps are going to measure around 15 feet long. Last thing I want to mention is the product comes in a mesh bag like this one here. As you can see, really nice breathable design.

Not only does it come to you in this bag, but this bag can also be used when you're not using the gear. You can put the foam blocks, the straps, the hooks, everything in here and keep it safe and secure and easily accessible. That way, when you're ready to use it next time, everything's contained in the bag, it makes for a quick and easy set up.That's going to do it for today's look at the sport rack kayak carrier with the included tie downs.


Customer Reviews

SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam-Block-Style - Roof Mount - 12" Long - SR5525

Average Customer Rating:  3.6 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This kit offers an easy way to carry 1 kayak on most roof-rack configurations and on naked roofs. Foam blocks provide a safe surface for your vehicle and kayak, and straps and tie-downs ensure that your kayak stays put during transport.

- SR5525
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Great value! Customer service and shipping was excellent. Pads could be a little longer (maybe 4-6") - the only reason I gave it a 4. 299415



- SR5525
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Used on my Mazda Millenia with a Perception Tribe 13.5ft 70lb tandem kayak. Actually worked better than expected due to the shape of the bottom of the boat having recessed channels that the foam fit right into (got lucky with the width working perfectly). Attached photo is my first hurried attempt when picking up the kayak from the store for the first time ever. 206362



- SR5525
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Excellent value! The straps are very high quality and the foam blocks are narrow, but are fine for my application. Please do use the bow and stern tie-down ropes when transporting your boat. The extra three minutes will ensure that your boat does not leave roof/rack and injure or kill someone in the vehicle behind you. 266616



- SR5525
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Shipment arrived fast and in good condition. The foam blocks fit my 2018 GMC Terrain roof bows perfectly. Given it is not kayaking season in Michigan, yet, the rest of the kit for tying down the kayak has not been used. However, the straps and rope appear to be what is needed for the job. 481058



- SR5525
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This simple system works to carry our tandem kayak on an ordinary car. Far more economical than a rack system. Only drawback after a few months of using seems to be the straps become harder to fit into the jaws of the clamps as the ends fray. 376592


Comments

I am still using and satisfied with this product. The foam blocks have not deteriorated. Great customer service replacing the straps under warranty when the ends frayed. Did have to pay for shipping them back but not for the replacements and shipping

Robert J - 05/07/2018

38217

- SR5525
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Product works great for what we needed it for. We place it on the top of the pick up truck and put the kayak on them. They stay in place and we strap the kayak down. 441927


Comments

Still working great!

Judy D - 10/12/2018

44521

- SR5525
by:

Exceeded expectations. Good customer service. I recommend. 382450



- SR5525
by:

Built well but does not work good, the straps don't let you get a super tight tie down. And also when I loaded my kayak on this, the roof dented on my car. Would not recommend this 374431



- SR5525
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Need to buy again 357814



- SR5525
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The kayak block and straps are well suited for just about any vehicle. We use them in our rent and go kayak rentals and have never had a customer complain about their performance. They are durable and come with all the gear needed to lock down your 9 footer or your 14 footer. 247144



- SR5525
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Great product. Super fast shipping, thank you!!!!! 213141



- SR5525
by:

I've purchased several things over the past few months. Etrailer is very quick, helpful and the inventory is impressive. These pads were of good quality and came with the straps. I used them on my Rhino Racks to save a few bucks in lieu of the kayak cradles for now. The Aero bars are a little thicker than the OEM cross bars. The cut-outs opened up enough to fit. Good product for the money. 193208


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