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Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Side Loading

Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Side Loading

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J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack crossbars. Carries kayak on its side to free up space for additional gear on your roof rack. Universal mount. Includes tie-downs. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Side Loading part number Y04084 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers

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  • J-Style
  • Aero Bars
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  • Elliptical Bars
  • No Load Assist
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • Non-Locking

J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack crossbars. Carries kayak on its side to free up space for additional gear on your roof rack. Universal mount. Includes tie-downs.


  • 2 Fixed-position, J-style cradles let you transport your kayak on your roof rack crossbars
    • Kayak sits on its side to free up space on roof rack for additional gear
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • Foam-padded arms and rubber-padded bases cushion your kayak and protect the hull from scuffs and scratches
  • 2 Load straps with a padded cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Ratcheting 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 cradles 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: 10.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

8004084 Yakima Jay Hook Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Side Loading

Replaces 8004039

Item # Y04084

Installation Details Y04084 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Side Loading - Y04084

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack crossbars. Carries kayak on its side to free up space for additional gear on your roof rack. Universal mount. Includes tie-downs.

- Y04084

I have used these before, so this is a slightly different version, but equally functional. Directions are easily understood and it works on a variety of roof racks. 874308

- Y04084

Easy to install and work great. Hauled a kayak at 70mph and not a single worry at all when correctly secure. 699287

- Y04084

easy to install...very haPPY WITH YOUR SERvice 585411

- Y04084

I really like this JayHooks. They are well made. They are easy to use (install on top of my vehicle). The customer service is great as well. 563965

- Y04084

I have four of these. Never had a problem. When you can get them on sale I think these are the best bang for the buck as far as kayak carriers go. 89543

- Y04084

Have only taken it out once so far but it was easy to put on and use. Could be easy for someone to steal, I put bike locks on mine to prevent that. 72103


Ask the Experts about this Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Ladder Rack and Kayak Carrier for a 2019 Ford F-150
    Yakima does not sell pads for the JayHook Kayak Carrier, part # Y04084. However, this carrier is already padded on all points where contact with the kayak is made, and it is a great choice to transport you kayaks. I've linked to a video review of this carrier for you to look at. As for the crossbars for your 2019 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, the Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack, part # Y01151-59, is also a great choice. I've linked to a video review of this as well.
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  • Replacement Lower Bail or Clamp for the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier
    Yes we do for the bail and hardware the Replacement Mounting Hardware for Yakima Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers part # 8860051 will do the trick and for just the bail the Replacement Aero Mount Bales for Yakima Rooftop Carriers part # Y8860053 will get the job done.
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  • How to Lock Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier # Y04084 to Trailer Crossbars
    The mounting brackets for the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier # Y04084 are made of a durable plastic, so I'm not sure replacing the included hardware with standard bolts and nuts is the best idea. If you're worried about theft, what you could do is loop a standard cable lock like the Yakima # Y07233 through the mounting bracket and around the crossbar to secure it into place. This would make it pretty difficult (and time consuming) for a passing stranger to remove the carrier.
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  • Carrying Two Kayaks on the Roof of a 2017 Ford Fusion
    You can angle two kayak carriers towards each other to carry them on the roof at the same time. You'll need a roof rack to mount the carriers on. The Yakima JayHook, part # Y04084 is a great example of a universally compatible kayak carrier that can do this. If you don't already have a roof rack, I recommend adding the Rhino Rack Vortex kit, consisting of: Rhino Rack Vortex Crossbars, part # RRVA126B-2 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Vortex Legs, part # RRRLKVA Rhino-Rack DK Fit Kit...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier and Yakima RailBar Crossbars
    Yes. The Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style # Y04084 is compatible with the lower clearance crossbars. You won't have any issues using this this the Yakima RailBar Crossbars # Y00448-0449 that fit similar to factory crossbars. I do recommend using the locks # Y07204 to secure your investment.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation that Can Accomodate Crossbar that is 1-1/2 inch Tall
    1.5 inch tall crossbars are going to be too tall for our j-style kayak carriers to attach to. We do have a foam block style of kayak carrier that can fit a taller bar though as the Malone kayak carrier # MPG159.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Yakima Jayhook Carrier
    We have the replacement bolt kit for the JayHook # Y04084 that you referenced with the part # Y60032. Or for all of the hardware part # Y8860031.
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  • Does the Yakima Jay Hook Kayak Carrier Need Additional Hardware to Attach to my 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Most of the Yakima J Style Kayak Carriers like the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # Y04084 are designed to work with both of the crossbars types you have mentioned. There will be no need for additional hardware to attach it to these crossbars. If you have a different type or possibly an older type carrier please let me know what it is and I will help to identify the components needed. There will be a small black sticker on them telling us what the part number of the...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2011 Honda CR-V
    There is a roof rack fit for your 2011 Honda CR-V, which will have fixed mounting points to attach a roof rack (like in the accompanying photo). I recommend the Yakima Jetstream roof rack, which consists of Crossbars # Y00425, SkyLine Towers # Y00148 and Landing Pad # Y00234. This will give you a roof rack with aero bars to minimize the amount of wind noise and drag that you would encounter with other crossbar styles. You can then use the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs #...
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  • Yakima Kayak Carrier Recommendation to fit Aero Shaped Crossbars
    Yakima doesn't have any adapters for any of their racks that were made 18 years ago to fit them onto elliptical shaped crossbars like what you have. Best option would be to go with a new J-style carrier that fits the bar shape. For that we have the Yakima carrier # Y04084 which would work well.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation to Fit Trailer with Inno Square Crossbars
    Yes the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier part # Y04084 that you referenced would fit and work great on Inno square crossbars. For a similar in price option I'd recommend the etrailer J-style carrier part # e98878 though as it can fold down when not in use and has a bit more padding as well. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can 4 Kayaks be Carried on Malone XtraLight Trailer
    Yes, you can definitely use your Malone XtraLight to carry 4 kayaks! To do this I recommend using 4 sets of the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier # Y04084 which comes with it's own set of tie-downs. For a more economical option you could use the Yakima BigStack # Y04041 with the extra set of tie-downs # Y05006, but this will be a little bit more of a hassle when loading and unloading your kayaks. Attached are some review videos that you can check out.
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  • How To Carry Two Kayaks Using A Retrax XR Tonneau Cover With Tracks
    I have the perfect option for your to carry two kayaks atop the Retrax XR Tonneau Cover on your 2019 Dodge Ram 1500. For this, I recommend the Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Rack part # Y01151-58 with the Retrax XR Tonneau Cover Adapter Kit for Yakima OverHaul HD part # Y01155. This option will allow you to position the kayaks up over the cab that way you can evenly support them on both crossbars which eliminates the need for a rear load extender. This option will also be the most...
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  • How to Attached Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier to Yakima LoadWarrior Cargo Basket
    For the 44" LoadWarrior # Y07070 you can either use 2 of the Loadbar # 8870042 or use 1 and the rear bar to attach your Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier # Y04084. This will then allow you to install accessories using the loadbars like what you can see done with the 62" LoadWarrior Y07070-74.
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  • Best J-Style Kayak Carrier To Use With Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack
    The best j-style kayak carriers we offer for use with the Yakima Round Bar Roof Racks are going to be the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier part # Y04084 which is fixed or the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier part # Y04073 which folds. I am not sure where you are seeing fit issues as I searched all of the reviews for both of these carriers and there were no complaints about this issue but I can assure you there will be none. The JayHook and JayLow both fit perfectly with the Yakima Round Bar Crossbars...
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  • Roof Rack Options for Loading 2 Kayaks onto a 2018 Honda Civic 4dr
    The first thing to look at is the roof capacity of your vehicle. The combined weight of the rack, 2 kayak carriers, and a pair of 64 pound kayaks is a concern. I confirmed the roof capacity is 110 pounds on the 2018 Civic Sedan. A better option and my recommendation is carrying your 2 kayaks on a Malone MicroSport Trailer designed for 2 Kayaks # MPG461G2. If you don't already have a tow package or hitch on your Civic, it requires a tow hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation to Carry Kayak on 2012 Honda Accord Coupe
    There are a couple of great roof racks for your 2012 Honda Accord coupe, though you will need to use one that mounts to a bare roof as there are not custom installation options. Roof racks that attach to your bare roof mostly use clamps and have rubber pads that protect your car's finish. If you did not want to use a rack that clamps there is an option for you, the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000B. This rack uses vacuum cups that securely attach them to your Accord's roof...
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  • Best Kayak Carrier for OEM Factory Roof Rack on 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
    The best kayak carrier that will fit the OEM factory roof rack on your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is the Yakima BowDown Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier for Roof Racks # Y04042. The BowDown is the best because it combines ease of use with security that is second-to-none for a J-style kayak carrier, with an integrated ramp style system to make loading your kayak simpler, not to mention it comes with ratcheting bow/stern straps. The BowDown is a premium option though so if you were really only...
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  • Will Yakima J-Style Kayak Carrier Fit Rhino-Rack Vortex Crossbars on 2017 Ford C-Max
    The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System, which consists of # RRVA137B-2 for the two 54 Inch Vortex Crossbars, # RRRLKVA for the 2500 Series Legs, and # DK357 for the Custom DK Fit Kit, is confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford C-Max and is a great choice. With these bars installed, you can indeed use your existing Yakima J-Style Carrier like the JayLow # Y04073 or JayHook # Y04084. These are compatible with crossbars that are up to 3-1/2 inches wide. The Rhino-Rack Aero Crossbars measure...
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  • Can 4 Bikes and 1 Kayak be Transported on Top Bar of Yakima EasyRider Trailer
    The Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 comes with the 78" Yakima HD crossbars. You can definitely fit your 4 bikes (as the 78" bars can accommodate 6 bikes) and you might be able to also fit your kayak but you'll want to test it out a little to confirm this beforehand. The JayHook # Y04084 will fit the HD bars (my contact at Yakima said it might be a little tricky to fit, but it does fit), and it measures 9-1/2" wide. Since your kayak will be sitting at an angle your whole...
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  • Replacement Tube Pad for Yakima J-Style Kayak Carrier
    According to Thule, the # 8537418 replacement pad is meant to fit 1 inch tubing. It should work perfectly on your Yakima J-style kayak carrier like the # Y04084 JayHook.
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  • Kayak Carriers for a 2018 Subaru Outback and 2 Kayaks
    Yes, there are numerous Yakima kayak carriers that will fit the factory roof rack on your 2018 Subaru Outback. I recommend the JayLow # Y04073 so that you will have 1 carrier for both kayaks. Provided that the combined weight of the kayaks does not exceed 110 pounds this carrier is a great option. I have linked a video review of it for you. If the combined weight of the kayaks is over 110 pounds then I recommend using 2 of the Yakima JayHook # Y04084. Each set will have a capacity of...
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  • Roof Rack Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I recommend using the JayLow # Y04073 kayak carrier to transport your kayak with your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. This is confirmed to fit the factory crossbars on your vehicle and features adjustable upright arms so you can carry 1 or 2 kayaks (if you go with a friend) and can also be folded down when not in use (great if you plan on leaving these on your crossbars). The cradles weight about 10 lbs combined and easily install on your crossbars using the clamp-on application. If you would...
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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. First, if you like the Yakima BigStack, # Y04041, it will fit! You have some other options for Yakima as well. Here is a list of what will fit: JayLow # Y04073 SweetRoll # Y04074 HandRoll # Y04082-2 EvenKeel # Y04052 JayHook # Y04084 DeckHand # Y04083-2 BowDown # Y04042 I have linked several videos for you. If you are carrying more than one kayak the BigStack is your best...
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  • Roof Rack and J-Style Kayak Carriers for 2015 Ford Escape
    We can help you with a roof rack for your 2015 Ford Escape that will allow you to install two j-style kayak carriers. On the linked page you can click on the roof configuration you have on your Escape, either a bare roof with no fixtures whatsoever, or a roof with raised side rails that run front-to-back. Once you click on your roof type you'll then see roof rack options to fit. For a bare roof a good cost-effective option is the Rhino-Rack 2500-series aero bar rack made of parts...
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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 Yakima JayHook # Y04084 that holds the kayaks on its side, and saddle-style, like the Yakima DeckHand # Y04083-2 which carries the kayak with it laying down. ...
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  • Is the Yakima JayHook Kayak Carrier Compatible with Universal MightyMounts # Y03590
    The JayHook, # Y04084, uses the Jay Cradle mounting hardware which fits the same crossbar dimensions as the MightyMounts. This particular carrier is not compatible with the MightyMounts. Yakima has and has had in the past numerous J-Style kayak carriers. Do you maybe have a different model that looks similar to the JayHook? The JayHook replaced the HullRaiser Aero but even it used similar mounting hardware as the JayHook. The original HullRaiser could be used with MightyMounts, just...
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