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Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

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These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount part number Y04069 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers - Y04069

  • Canoe
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Yakima
  • Gunwale Brackets
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Non-Locking

These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof.


  • Complete roof-mounted canoe-carrying system lets you easily transport your watercraft
  • 4 Gunwale brackets hold 1 canoe hull side up on your roof-rack crossbars
  • Durable, over-molded rubber pads on brackets stabilize and cushion your canoe's gunwales
  • Simple, tool-free installation with universal mounting hardware
    • Adjustable bail clamps and 2 T-bolt length options ensure a snug fit on your roof rack
    • Rubber padding on brackets protects your crossbars from scratches and abrasions
  • Included tie-downs and ropes help to secure your canoe to your vehicle
    • 2 Heavy-duty tie-down straps with buckle covers lash the canoe to your crossbars
    • 2 Bow and stern ropes anchor the canoe to your vehicle


  • Carrying capacity: 1 canoe
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" wide
  • Minimum crossbar spread:
    • 24" for canoes under 14'
    • 30" for canoes over 14'
  • Bracket dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" long x 3-1/5" wide
  • Tie-down strap length: 16-1/4'
  • Bow/stern rope length: 10-1/2'
  • Limited lifetime warranty

8004069 Yakima Keel Over Rooftop Canoe Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Customer Reviews

Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount - Y04069

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof.

- Y04069

it is a decent cheap solution to putting a canoe on a factory rack. with some fiddling around i got the brackets onto my 99 explorer crossbars. the canoe goes on easily and you can really make it very secure using all the straps and tie-downs that are included. the bad thing is it is difficult to get canoe down by yourself it has to be lifted up and over the Keelover brackets. two people- no problem 68108

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While this wasn't the product we originally ordered, this is the replacement. It works as well and secures just as easy as the older model. 140978

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Managers at Scheels Store were impressed with the product and how easily it adapted on the vehicle (99 GMC Yukon) and how the canoe easily mated and secured onto the carrier. It was a lot better product for carrying canoes than was offered by Cabellas or Scheels. It secured our new canoe perfectly for our drive home 65 miles away. No shifting or loosening of the tie-downs. Top Notch. 121771

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Haven't used this item yet but based on years of canoeing it looks complete. 730256

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I've been using the product for two summers now and it is perfect for what I'm using it for. My canoe is an Old Town Discovery 133, it's very wide and I initially had trouble fitting it in the brackets with how relatively narrow my Rav4 is, but the instructions that came with them mentioned I could just flip them around. That worked perfectly. I only use the brackets and the tie down straps from the kit to tie the boat to the crossbars, and then use the painter lines I put on the bow and stern of the boat to tie those to the car. That rides on the highway very easily with no shifting. With two people, the load/unload time is around 10 minutes as long as one person knows what they are doing. This kit had exactly what I was looking for, seems built to last, and if I ever need another kit to help tie a canoe to a car then I know I can trust this product to get the job done safely and reliably. 674964

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I purchased the product to make it possible to haul a 30+ year-old White fiberglass canoe on the standard roof-rack of a 2013 Subaru Outback. The kit works very well, but some experimentation was involved. Due to the tapering width of the canoe, I use haul kit with the front guides reversed to face the inside of the canoe gunwhales. In the back the guides are used as intended, facing the outside of the gunwhales. 662225

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ETrailer.com is awesome. I'm not real happy with the road Yakima is going down but I've been using their racks for over 30 years. ETrailer's service and prices are great! 570533

- Y04069

melissa and Diana were marvelous and helped me a lot. 563059

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Great turn around from placing order to receiving product. Appreciate the follow thru. 364747

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In 2015 I purchased roof racks and a t hitch for my new Tahoe. The purpose was to allow me to load and haul a canoe. I love the products. Ordering and delivery could not have been easier. 240429

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Easy to install with Ikea-like instructions. It held a heavy 15' fiberglass canoe to the top of my 2013 Subaru perfectly for more than 1000 miles. I checked the straps at every stop and only had to tighten them once, and not very much at that. Excellent system when using the factory roof rack. Etrailer.com was great at answering my questions and ensuring that I got what I needed. 185438

- Y04069

Very happy with the product. I had a hard time finding clips for my factory luggage rack that would hold my wood strip securely in place on the roof of my CRV. These clips are perfect and the price was outstanding since the kit included all of the straps as well. I've never used etrailer before but I've since bookmarked them for future use. 102088


Ask the Experts about this Yakima Watersport Carriers

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    In order to carry a canoe and or kayak on your 2019 Ram 1500 I recommend placing them on a roof rack with a roof mounted carrier as you don't really have any other options when towing a trailer. For a roof rack, I recommend the Yakima CoreBar Crossbar System which is composed of part # Y00423, part # Y00146, and part # Y06135. This system has aero shaped cross bars for reduced wind noise and a sleek look. In order to secure a canoe and or kayak to the above roof rack, I recommend using...
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  • How to Carry a Canoe While 5th Wheel Towing with a 2019 Ram 2500
    Thank you for all of the information! Even though your 5th wheel towing does limit what you can install at the back of your 2019 Ram 2500, this just means that we need to utilize the front of your pickup. What I recommend doing is installing the Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31089 along with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System which consists of 59" Vortex Bars # RRVA150B-2 Black or # RRVA150S-2 Silver, the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit # DK043. This setup then allows...
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  • 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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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Carrier for 16 Foot Canoe on 2010 Toyota Prius
    In order to secure a canoe to your 2010 Toyota Prius, you will need to start with a roof rack system. For your Prius, I recommend the Inno Square Roof Rack System, which consists of # INB127 for the two 50 inch Square Crossbars, # INSUT for the Inno Feet, and # INK865 for the Custom Fit Kit. This is a durable, but economically priced system that will work well as attachment points for your canoe or other roof-mounted cargo. I have attached a short video demonstration on this system,...
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  • Canoe Carriers for Use on Malone MicroSportXT Trailer
    The Malone MicroSportXT trailer # MPG460XT does come with 78-inch square crossbars and these are the widest part of the entire trailer. Longer crossbars could pose a hazard so I do not recommend changing. Since the Old Town Saranac 146 has a base weight of 79-lbs and a width of 36-inches your existing bars should work fine to let you use two of the Malone MegaWing Carrier # MPG207. Each MegaWing carrier can handle boats up to 150-lbs. If you prefer a carrier that will allow you to...
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  • Inno Roof Rack and Canoe Carrier for 2013 Kia Sportage with Bare Roof
    Roof racks for your 2013 Kia Sportage that has a bare roof are displayed on the linked page and these include racks from Inno and others. For the Inno 54-inch square bar rack you referenced you will need to order parts # INB137, # INSUT and # INK701. On your vehicle this rack will install with a 28-inch bar spread; the rack weight capacity is 120-lbs. It is a good idea to check your Kia owner's manual to make sure your roof can handle the weight of the canoe. Of course, the canoe cannot...
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  • Recommended Carrier for Kayak or Canoe On 2016 Ford F-250
    I recommend the Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles for Roof-Rack Crossbars # Y04052. These saddles will work well with kayaks up to 80 lbs in weight. This carrier is for kayaks only. If you are looking to carry a canoe, I recommend the Keelover # Y04069 which will carry a canoe turned upside down. These mounts don't work for both canoe and kayak, but are boat specific. If you don't already have a roof rack for your 2016 Ford F-250 Crew Cab, I recommend the Rhino-Rack consisting...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak and Canoe Carriers for 2018 Honda Pilot LX AWD with Naked Roof
    We do have roof rack options for your leased 2018 Honda Pilot LX all-wheel-drive that has a naked roof with no fixtures. You can see all racks on the linked page and these include Yakima products. However the track-based roof racks like the item you referenced # Y01127 require drilling and permanent installation so they are not the best choice for a leased vehicle. The lowest-cost option that you can easily remove when it is time to return the leased Pilot is the Yakima CoreBar system...
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  • Carrying a Canoe While Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2015 Ford F-350 Crew Cab
    Other than the front mount hitch for your 2015 Ford F-350 such as # 65049 you will also need at least a single roof rack bar and a carrier of some kind to hold the canoe. This would be in addition to a support used in the front mount hitch. For a single roof rack bar you could save some money and use the Darby Turbo rack # DTA968. It uses a strap that runs through the interior of the vehicle to secure to the roof. Otherwise I recommend a regular roof rack with 2 crossbars for more support...
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  • Can Yakima Rack And Roll Trailer Carry A 16 Ft Canoe
    I went to our warehouse and took some measurements of the Yakima Rack And Roll Trailer, part # Y08107. I have attached a photo of the trailer with the dimensions shown. From the center of the hitch ball coupler to the center of the front crossbar in its forward most position it measures 83 inches. The crossbars can be spread 48 inches. This would give you 1-1/2 inches of trailer behind the rear crossbar. That means 70 inches of your canoe will hang off the back of the trailer if you...
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  • Can Yakima Keelover be Used Underneath Canoe More Bar Space is Needed
    Yes, you can flip the Yakima Keelover part # Y04069 so that the housing is inside of the canoe if you like. I attached a picture I took from the instructions that shows that this is an option you have.
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  • Kayak/Canoe Carrier for Use on Hard Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover on 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
    We do not offer any kayak carriers intended specifically for mounting on a hard tonneau cover but we do offer foam-block type kayak carriers that could simply rest on top of it and work well for you. These are intended for transporting kayaks on a vehicle with a bare roof. The linked page displays all such foam kayak carriers. These offer the advantages of low cost, very light weight and simple installation. They also require no drilling or modification to your hatch-style tonneau...
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  • Canoe Carrier Options for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If your 2015 Subaru Outback has the factory roof rack with crossbars that run side to side then you can use the Yakima KeelOver, # Y04069, as a direct fit. If your Outback does not have factory crossbars then you can use a carrier designed for naked roofs such as # S65155 or # SR5528.
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  • How to Carry A Canoe with a 2008 Toyota Corolla
    I may have an option that will work for you, however, I do not recommend carrying the canoe on the bare roof of your 2008 Toyota Corolla. Most vehicles cannot handle more than 50 lbs directly on top of the roof. Instead, I recommend adding a roof rack like the Yakima BaseLine Tower Roof Rack which consists of the following parts. 48 Inch Round Crossbars # Y00408 BaseLine Towers # Y00146 RoundBar Adapter # Y03536 BaseClip Fit Kits # Y06136 and # Y06148 Yakima states that this...
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  • Can I Use Crossbars Wider Than My Vehicles Roof
    As long as the crossbars you use aren't wider than the widest part of the vehicle (usually the mirrors), which could be a safety problem or even illegal in some areas, you could certainly use longer crossbars than the 58 inch crossbars. Since your Toyota Camry's roof is 71 inches wide at its widest point using 66 inch crossbars like # Y00410 would be just fine. You could also use the 78 inch bar like # Y00411 and cut it down to 71 inches. Whether this will be long enough will depend...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Carrying Kayak Upside Down on Rhino Rack Bars
    For a kayak carrier designed for securing your kayak with it facing down the KeelOver part # Y04069 would be a great option that would fit your Rhino Rack aero crossbars. This comes with straps for the front and back of the kayaks as well.
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  • How to Carry 2 Kayaks and a Canoe With 2000 Chevy Suburban
    To carry a pair of kayaks and that large of a canoe with your 2000 Chevy Suburban you are going to need a roof rack and trailer. The roof rack that will work for your vehicle depends on if it has the factory installed raised rails that run front to back or the factory installed tracks, and please be sure to look in your owner's manual to determine if your roof can handle the weight capacity of your canoe. If your Suburban has the raised side rails and is NOT the Z71 model, the roof...
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  • Ways to Carry Canoes on a 2015 Ford Edge
    A great solution for the bow and stern tie-downs on your 2015 Ford Edge are Thule Quick Loops # TH530. You just close them under the hood and trunk of your Edge and then connect them to the canoe. You mentioned a Yakima roof rack. If your Edge has a naked roof with no factory rails the parts needed for a Yakima rack are: 50 inch JetStream Cross Bars # Y00425 BaseLine Towers # Y00146 Fit Kit # Y06102 and # Y06139 Then you can add the Yakima KeelOver # Y04069 to carry the canoe...
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  • Thule Portage or Yakima Keel Over Kayak Rack Recommendation
    Between the Thule Portage # TH819 and the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 I would go with the Portage. It is going to be easier to use and secure since it has the ratcheting tie-downs that you referenced as the pulleys. That will make securing the bow/stern tie downs much easier. Aside from that the two carriers are pretty similar, but the edge goes to the Thule because of the ratchets.
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  • Carrying a Canoe on a Ladder Rack in a 1989 Ford Ranger
    I have a great solution for you but the TracRac ladder rack crossbars are too large for the Thule Portage canoe carrier # TH819. The bars are 4 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall and canoe carriers can't fit bars that size. It looks like you have been looking at ladder racks. What I recommend is instead of using the TracOne is to use the Yakima Outdoorsman, # Y01136-Y00409. This ladder rack uses Yakima round crossbars that are 1-7/8 inches in diameter making them compatible with many...
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    To transport your 15 foot canoe on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend first installing a complete roof rack if you do not have one already. If your Subaru has the factory raised side rails that run front to back, I recommend the Rhino Rack Vortex StealthBar Roof Rack # JA7975. These two 30-7/8 inch crossbars will mount directly to the side rails on your vehicle to provide an extremely quiet and low profile system. Then for a canoe carrier, I highly recommend the Yakima KeelOver...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting a Kayak with a 2010 Toyota Venza
    The SportRack Foam Block Kayak Carrier # SR5527 will work on your 2010 Toyota Venza without a roof rack. This style carrier is only equipt to adjust to a max length of 24 inches wide which may not be the best option for you kayak. To fit your 34 inch wide Kayak, I would recommend the Rhino Rack # RREB126B, # RRRLKVA, # RREB-FK1, and # DK114 Roof Rack System and Yakima Rooftop Canoe Carrier # Y04069 for your setup, it's a relatively inexpensive solution for your needs.
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  • Most Popular Canoe Carrier for Subaru Outback Owners
    The top canoe carrier for Subaru Outback owners is the Yakima KeelOver, # Y04069. The runner up is the universal foam block carrier, # SR5525. Neither of these carriers has a weight capacity limit so you would only be limited to the capacity of the vehicle roof or roof rack, whichever is lower. Consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Subaru for the capacities. If your Outback has the factory roof rack with crossbars that run side to side then both of these carriers will fit. The...
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Canoe Carrier Fit a Kargo Master Congo Cage
    The Yakima KeelOver canoe carrier, # Y04069, will fit on crossbars are up to 3-1/2 inches tall x 3-1/2 inches wide so it shouldn't be a problem. The Thule Portage canoe carrier, # TH819, would also fit since it will fit round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. The 1-5/8 inch round bars would not be a problem for this carrier. Another option is to use universal foam blocks # SR5525. These are basically just foam blocks for cutout for the the bars and for the canoe sides.
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  • Will the Yakima KeelOver fit Crossbars of the 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I checked with Yakima and they list the Keelover part # Y04069 as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon so I would recommend it for you. As long as the weight of your canoe is less than the roof capacity of your vehicle this should work well for you.
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier Fir Factory Roof Rack On 2017 Subaru Forester
    You can take a quick measurement of your crossbars on the roof of your Forester to see if the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier, part # Y04069 will work with them. The Keelover will fit crossbars with a maximum dimension of 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. If your crossbars are that size or smaller then the # Y04069 will work great on your Forester.
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  • Will Two Canoes Fit On Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    The 66 inch crossbars on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106 will work great for you. It sounds like the canoes will take up almost all of the crossbars, with their widest points equaling 64-1/2 inches, but will not over-hang the bars. With the widest point of the top of the canoes equaling 59 inches, you will not have a problem fitting the canoes on the 66 inch crossbars, and as you noted, the canoes should be narrower at the mounting locations. Tie-down straps, like the Yakima...
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  • Roof Mount Canoe Carrier for a 2005 Honda Pilot with Factory Roof Rack
    We do not carry Inno items but there are some canoe carriers that do fit the factory Honda bars on your 2005 Pilot. First up we have the Foam Block carrier, # SR5525. This simple design is both functional and cost effective. Foam blocks fit on the cross bars and have slots on top for the canoe to rest in. There are also tie down straps to secure everything to the vehicle. For mounts that attach more permanently than the foam blocks you can use the KeelOver, # Y04069, that you have referenced....
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  • Roof Rack and Canoe Carrier Recommendation for 2015 Ford Transit Connect
    When it comes to a roof rack for your 2015 Ford Transit Connect, as long as it is equipped with factory installed rails that run front to back you can use the Thule Roof Rack, # TH712400 for crossbars, # TH460R for the legs, and # THKIT4016 for the fit kit. This is compatible with the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs, # Y04069. If you need a roof rack for a Transit Connect that is not equipped with the rails that run front to back then you can use the same crossbars...
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