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Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Clamp On

Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Clamp On

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DeckHand saddles allow you to transport a kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Felt-lined saddles allow easy loading from the rear of vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Universal mount. Tie-downs included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Clamp On part number Y04083-2 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers - Y04083-2

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Yakima
  • Clamp On
  • Rear Loading
  • No Load Assist

DeckHand saddles allow you to transport a kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Felt-lined saddles allow easy loading from the rear of vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Universal mount. Tie-downs included.


  • 4 Saddle-style cradles let you carry 1 kayak hull side down on your roof rack crossbars
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • Flexible saddles provide maximum support for your kayak
    • Conforms to the shape of your kayak
  • Felt pads help kayak slide into position allowing it to be loaded from the rear of vehicle
    • Protects hull from scratches while loading
  • 2 Load straps with a padded cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles - no tools required
    • Hand knobs let you clamp saddles to crossbars
  • Same Key System (SKS) cores (Y07202 - sold separately) secure saddles to crossbars


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Carrier weight: 7 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Y04083 Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Universal Mount

Installation Details Y04083-2 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Clamp On - Y04083-2

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

DeckHand saddles allow you to transport a kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Felt-lined saddles allow easy loading from the rear of vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Universal mount. Tie-downs included.


Great trailer hitch. I’ve ordered 2 hitches from etrailer and they both came quickly and are great products.


I got these to replace the Yakima Mako saddles. These are very similar saddles with the same strapping system as the Mako but these are so much easier to mount, adjust, and remove. The single sliding mechanism is a breeze to use and fits several size bars. I use these to transport Surfski Kayaks and they conform well to the haul and keep the kayak in place without needing to tighten the straps too hard and chance cracking the haul. Product was received as advertised and on time. Great service.


Very good source for such products. Always well-informed. Always helpful with advice.


Good simple secure. 2nd set because like the 1st ones performance.


Good communication along with best price I could find on car top kayak carrier.


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Price was good and customer service was excellent!


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Very well made and appear to be easy to install.


Ask the Experts about this Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Best Way To Carry a Kayak Bow Up On Yakima Round CrossBars
    If you want to carry a kayak with the bow pointed up then you will want to use a saddle style kayak carrier. If you have Yakima Round CrossBars then the Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # Y04083-2 is exactly what you will want to use. The Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier will also work with other styles of crossbars as well but fits the Yakima Round CrossBars best. I cannot recommend you use a j-style carrier on its side which is what I think you are asking.
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  • Availability of Yakima Saddle Style Kayak Carrier that Does not Have Rollers
    The most similar saddle-style kayak rack that Yakima offers to the SweetRoll part # Y04074 that you referenced that does not have rear rollers would be the Yakima DeckHand part # Y04083-2 which has two sets of felt-lined saddles. They are slightly different than the front saddles of the SweetRoll but pretty similar.
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  • What Accessories Fit the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, # Y08107 that you linked to has 78" Yakima round crossbars included. The round crossbars slide along tracks to adjust to your load, and they accept all Yakima roof-rack accessories that are of clamp-on design. The Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style, # Y04083-2 will work with the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, # Y08107.
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  • Kayak Carrier that Can Fit Channels of Chevy Colorado Truck Bed Crossbars
    Does there happen to be a channel on top of the crossbars that a rack could attach to?
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for a 2015 Honda CR-V with Factory Crossbars
    By cradle carrier I assume you mean the saddles. If I'm wrong let me know which style you mean and I'll make a different recommendation. If a saddle carrier is what you're looking for I suggest the Yakima DeckHand # Y04083-2. It is confirmed, by Yakima, to fit the factory crossbars on your 2015 Honda CR-V. The carrier can also be locked to your roof rack using Yakima's SKS Lock Cores # Y07202. I also recommend using the Thule Quick Loops # TH530 to make it easier to find attachment...
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  • Can Yakima Rack & Roll Trailer Carry 14 Foot Hobie Pedal Kayak
    Yes, your 14 foot Hobie pedal kayak can absolutely be carried with the Yakima trailer, which is the following part number: - Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 There are no special details regarding the Rack and Roll # Y08107, as it is designed to carry boats of that length (or longer) and has a 250 lb capacity so it will be able to handle even the heavier pedal fishing kayaks. The only other thing you will need is a kayak carrier, such as the 80 lb capacity Yakima DeckHand Kayak...
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  • Yakima Kayak Carriers that Fit a 2013 Nissan Xterra with Factory Roof Rack
    There are several roof kayak carriers that will fit your 2013 Nissan Xterra with the factory roof rack. Here is a list of what will fit: JayLow # Y04073 SweetRoll # Y04074 HandRoll # Y04082-2 DeckHand # Y04083-2 I have linked several videos for you. If you are carrying more than one kayak the JayLow is your best option and the kayaks will take up the least amount of space on the roof rack.
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  • How to Carry a Kayak on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with Yakima RailBar Crossbars
    I do have an option for your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack but the Yakima RailBar Crossbars part # Y00447-0448 as you suspected do not allow for enough clearance between the bottom of the crossbar and top of the roof for a clamp around saddle style kayak carrier to be used. Therefore, you have two options to consider which would be to use a non-saddle style kayak carrier that uses the integrated channels in the crossbars or to switch to a different roof rack system that will allow for a...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack to Carry a Kayak on a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    There are a few different roof types you may have on your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Which roof type will determine the parts needed to have a complete roof rack. Your Jeep may have the E Group package, which means the roof will have rails that run front to back that have a chrome strip on them. There will be a channel that runs inside the rail. If it does, I suggest the Yakima rack that includes parts # Y00421, # Y00148, and # Y00244. The feet connect to the factory rails. If the Jeep...
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  • Recommended Roof Carrier for Tandem Kayak
    In order to haul a tandem kayak you will need to do so with the hull down. The Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carrier part # Y04083-2 will be a great option for this as it's designed for larger, heavier kayaks up to 80 lbs. It will however require a 24" crossbar spread. It works with most aftermarket and factory crossbars. If you don't already have a roof rack, the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack part # MPG216 is a great option for models with raised side rails.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for a 2008 Hyundai Sonata
    You'll need to start by adding a roof rack to your 2008 Hyundai Sonata. A great option is the Rhino-Rack aero bar system that consists of: 46 inch Crossbars # RRVA118B-2 Legs # RRRLKVA Fit Kit # DK037 Then you'll need to add a kayak carrier to the roof rack. The two main styles of roof carriers are the J-style, like the etrailer J-Style # e98878 that holds the kayaks on its side, and saddle-style, like the Yakima DeckHand # Y04083-2 which carries the kayak with it laying down. Either...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch for Carrying Kayaks With 2020 Ram 3500 Diesel Dually
    Since your 2020 Ram 3500 is diesel, you need the EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # EH37FR. This hitch has a 2" receiver with a 10,000 lb line pull and 750 lb vertical load limit to handle your kayaks. It has a hidden cross tube to help maintain a factory look and is made in the USA. In order to support kayaks coming from your roof rack over the hood, you need the Yakima LongArm Bed and Roof Load Extender # Y01149. With the extension this has a 165 lb weight capacity....
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  • How to Carry a Kayak and a Canoe on a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I do have an option for you but we don't really have any feasible solutions for you to carry both a kayak and canoe on the roof of your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon at the same time. Instead, I recommend placing both the kayak and canoe on a pull behind trailer like the Malone EcoLight Trailer part # MAL. In order to pull a trailer with your vehicle you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. For this I recommend using the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch part # 75673,...
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  • 2 Kayak Carrier Options For A 2019 Toyota Highlander Factory Rack
    One key consideration here is if you have enough crossbar width on top of your 2019 Toyota Highlander factory crossbars to lay 2 kayaks side by side. Thule recommends 53 inches of crossbar width for example, which is well beyond what most factory rails provide. Yakima recommends new aftermarket crossbars for a scenario like this usually. It's possible to use 2 sets of Yakima DeckHand Kayak Carriers with Tie-Downs # Y04083-2 on the same vehicle and use the Malone Channel Loader Kayak Load...
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