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  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Swagman
  • J-Style Rack
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • Non-Locking
This easy-to-load, J-style carrier lets you haul 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. The space-saving cradles are padded to protect the hull, and the universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. Includes tie-downs and bow/stern ropes. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Swagman. Swagman Contour Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Fixed Arms - J-Style - Universal Mount part number S65148 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



Swagman Watersport Carriers - S65148

This easy-to-load, J-style carrier lets you haul 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. The space-saving cradles are padded to protect the hull, and the universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. Includes tie-downs and bow/stern ropes.


Features:

  • Fixed-position, J-style cradles safely and securely carry 1 kayak on its side
    • Takes up minimal space on your roof rack so you can carry more gear
  • High-density foam padding on the cradle arms is soft yet firm
    • Protects your hull from scratches and abrasions
  • Simple clamp-on installation on most crossbar configurations
    • Hand knobs let you tighten brackets around bars
    • Includes 100-mm bolts for mounting on tall crossbars
  • 2 Tie-down straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern anchor ropes with vinyl-coated S-hooks anchor watercraft to your vehicle
  • Durable steel tube construction with corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero/elliptical and most factory crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • Tie-down strap length: 10'
  • Bow/stern rope length: 10'
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Designed for sea kayaks and whitewater kayaks. Not intended for use with aluminum boats.



65148 Swagman Contour J-Style Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Fixed Arms - Universal Mount



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Code: S65148

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  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Side Loading
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • No Load Assist
  • Swagman


This easy-to-load, J-style carrier lets you haul 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. The space-saving cradles are padded to protect the hull, and the universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. Includes tie-downs and bow/stern ropes.

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Video of Swagman Contour Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Fixed Arms - J-Style - Universal Mount


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Video Transcript for Swagman Contour Rooftop Kayak Carrier Review

Today were going to be taking a look at the Swagman Contour J-style roof top kayak carrier part #: S6518. One of the great features of the Contour is its J-style. This means you can install it on the far side of your bars on the driver or passenger side for easier loading and unloading. This also means the remaining space of your roof rack is open for other accessories such as a bike rack or cargo box. This will work on round, square, arrow, elliptical and most factory crossbars. The Contour has pads on the top and bottom part of the J which cushion your kayak and prevent it from being damaged during travel.

It also has a soft rubber padding on the bottom which will help keep your kayak in place and provides more cushioning. It comes with two sets of straps which will secure it to your vehicle, one for the kayak to the roof rack and one for the balance stern of your vehicle. This rack has a durable steel construction with a black powder coat finish which will resist rust and corrosion and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Now well go ahead and show you how to install it. The Contour comes preassembled, so all you need for the installation is to remove one of these wing nuts and loosen the other.

Once this is done well place the Contour onto our roof rack and swing the bottom bracket around the underside of the rack to the other silver bolt. Now we can reattach the wing nut and tighten them both down. Well repeat this process for the front bar. Since weve gone over some of the features and specs of the Contour well show you how to install a kayak. we'll first take the straps that secure the kayak around the bars and wrap them around the back side of the J.

On the back side of the buckle theres a soft rubber pad that will help protect your vehicle from getting scratched. With our straps in place well lift our kayak up into position. Then well take our straps and wrap them around the back side of our kayak. After that well bring the strap around the underside of our bar. Well then insert the end into the buckle, pressing down on the tab so that the strap will come through.

Well then pull it tight to secure the front part of our kayak to the front bar. Well then repeat this process for the rear strap. With that done well now attach our balance stern tie-down straps. Well start on the underside of the vehicle. Well be looking for a sturdy structure to put the hook through. After finding it well bring this rope up to the connection point of our kayak. Well take the rope and insert it into this loop and pull it snug. Now we can secure the rope. Well repeat this for the rear. When you connect the hook underneath youll want to make sure to avoid any hot spots like the exhaust. Now that the kayak is secured well take it out on the road for a test drive and show you how it looks. And there you have it for part #: S6518, the Swagman Contour kayak carrier. .


Customer Reviews

Swagman Contour Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Fixed Arms - J-Style - Universal Mount - S65148

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

This easy-to-load, J-style carrier lets you haul 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. The space-saving cradles are padded to protect the hull, and the universal mounting hardware attaches to most crossbars. Includes tie-downs and bow/stern ropes.

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I am 100% satisfied with both the customer service as well as the products received. I was a 1st time customer and my experience could not have been more pleasant! Thanks for all the follow up re: package status...again another example of great customer service!!! 184203


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Thank you for asking about the product I purchased through your company. Everything is still perfect on this end...no complaints. I do want to commend your company for the great customer service. I was impressed and continue to be with your company and your dedication to customer satisfaction! Thanks again for the follow-up and have a great day!

Gary M - 04/21/2016

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We bought this for our son as a graduation present for his kayak. He was able to put the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Square Crossbars - Steel - 50" Long - SR1010on his 2014 Honda with no problem. The roof rails were very sturdy and went on easily. The Swagman J hooks are strong and well padded. He was very pleased with how secure the kayak was on top of his car. As for the delivery - we were astonished at the speed! We ordered on a Thursday and were told delivery would the following Tuesday at the latest. Imagine our surprise when it was delivered the next day at 8pm! The customer service rep was extremely helpful on the phone and patiently answered all my questions. Would definitely order from eTrailer again. 412339



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Loved the racks, seem very durable. Only downside was that the groove made for the crossbeam was quite a bit smaller than my crossbeams, but they still secured down great. You'd have to have a pretty funky set-up for these racks to not work on your vehicle. Having all the straps/tie-downs included was awesome too. Reccomend! 265349



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Only used one time after having these racks for a couple weeks. Carried a tandem kayak securely with no trouble. These racks do have a tendency to roll over/around on round cross bars (like I have). I'm only giving 4 stars instead of 5 because I kept having to tighten the nuts that secure these to my cross bars--I'm not sure if this is because the racks are "settling" during transport or because the steel plate that "pinches" the cross bars when you tighten the nuts is actually bending out of shape during transport. 435175



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So, when I ordered my stuff I noticed that the cost wasn't charged to my bank. I called to see if my order had been canceled but everything was gathered. Just got my stuff today (a day early) and I everything looks great! If it wasn't 9 at night...and raining I would be outside throwing everything on my car! Great customer service too! I'm not sure why bad reviews are coming in. 356549



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They are J hooks. They bolt to the rack and hold the kayak. They work as advertised. I use them for my one person kayak. You have to do quite a lift to get the kayak up onto them, so my heavier 2 person kayak I use a different version with a roller to get the kayak up onto the car. I've been using them about a year and they are holding up well. 414842



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Can only give 4 stars because I haven't tried them out yet, they fit nice and snug on my cross bars (square cross bars made by sports rack) and they were extremely easy to put on they came pretty much assembled already quality seems good no different then the more expensive ones. 401073



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This product came completely assembled and took 5 minutes to attach to my roof rack. The straps are easy to assemble. The only thing I would have liked would be to have double hooks on the white rope for the front and back Currently there is only one on one end 260408



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This product it great! The only issue I have had was with the brackets sliding slightly when driving on the highway, but it was nothing that an additional ratchet strap couldn't fix. Would recommend to anyone! 399805



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I read the reviews before I ordered anything and the reviews were great. My order was handled very well and delivered on time. My items are good quality. Will order from again. Thanks 397592



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etrailer continues to amaze me with the speed of shipment , delivery and selection of products. This will be installed tonight and cayak gets picked up tomorrow ! 295097



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The primary point for me was the great customer service, by phone, when I requested a change in my order to correct a mistake that I made. Thank you. 272048



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Product was great xactly what I wanted. Customer service very helpful. 324704



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Very quick ship product fits like a glove thanks for your help 219802



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Package was delivered quickly and completely in tact. 200691



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Great product and excellent customer se rvice! 147598



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haven't tried it yet, taking it to Flor ida 445705



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Super easy to install 228385



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Love it 370352


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  • The Swagman Contour Kayak Carrier part # S65148 that you referenced would work well on the factory crossbars of your 2011 Subaru Outback. This would work well for carrying your kayak, but for the paddleboard you would want to go a different route. For that you would want the Thule SUP Shuttle Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH811XT. Be sure not to exceed the roof weight capacity listed in the owners manual of your vehicle.
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  • Will the Swagman Kayak Carrier # S65148 Fit the TracRac on a 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • The TracRac Ladder Racks, like part # TA27000B-34 which fits a 2014 Toyota Tacoma with the Deck Rail System, have crossbars which are too wide for the Swagman Contour Rooftop Kayak Carrier # S65148. The best way to carry a kayak or paddle board on a TracRac system is to us the Thule Surf Pad # TH804 and secure it using tie downs like the Thule Express Surf Strap # TH531.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendations for Factory Roof Rack on 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • The Swagman Contour Rooftop Kayak Carrier # S65148 is a universal-type carrier system that will work on a very wide range of vehicle roof racks including both aftermarket types and factory-installed racks like the one on your 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. You just want to make sure that the two bars' centers are at least 24-inches apart, measured from their centers. The Swagman Contour is intended for the weight of even large sea and whitewater kayaks. Bow and stern tie-downs are included. The...
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  • Will Swagman Contour J Kayak Holder Carry 36 Inch Kayak
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman and she said the Swagman Countour J Kayak carrier, part # S65148, will accomodate your 36 inch wide kayak. This part includes tie-downs and bow/stern ropes. For install details and some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Recommendation on Carrying a Small Kayak and a Bike Rack for a 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • In order for you to carry a kayak on your 2012 Toyota Prius C you will need to install a roof rack. I recommend the Rhino-Rack 2500 Roof Rack, # DS106B square crossbars and feet and # DK351 custom DK fit kit. The Rhino-Rack roof rack is designed to fit the naked roof of your Prius C. The rack itself has a weight capacity of 165 lbs. Check your owner's manual or with your dealer to find what the roof capacity of your Prius to make sure you do not overload the roof. You then can use...
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  • Best 2 Kayak Carrier for a 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade
  • Your best bet in a 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade is to obtain a hitch-mounted solution, such as a Malone Xtra-Light Trailer, part # MPG525G According to my research, the 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade is only rated for a maximum of 65lbs loaded on the roof, significantly limiting your options for carrying even one kayak because it can easily exceed your weight capacity from just the kayak alone. With a trailer like the Malone Xtra-Lite, you open up a wealth of options for carrying multiple...
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