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Yakima DeckHand Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - 1/2 System - Saddle Style - Clamp On

Yakima DeckHand Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - 1/2 System - Saddle Style - Clamp On

Item # Y04083
Our Price: $148.95
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DeckHand saddles pair with additional Yakima saddles or rollers to transport a kayak on your crossbars. Felt-lined saddles allow easy loading from the rear of vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Universal mount. Tie-downs included. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima DeckHand Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - 1/2 System - Saddle Style - Clamp On part number Y04083 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers - Y04083

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

DeckHand saddles pair with additional Yakima saddles or rollers to transport a kayak on your crossbars. Felt-lined saddles allow easy loading from the rear of vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Universal mount. Tie-downs included.


Features:

  • 2 Saddle-style cradles let you carry 1 kayak hull side down on your roof rack crossbars
    • Pair with additional saddles or rollers (sold separately) to create a complete kayak rack
    • 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
  • 1 Load strap with a padded cam buckle secures kayak to your roof rack
  • 1 Bow/stern tie-down anchors 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


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak (when combined with another pair of saddles or rollers)
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Carrier weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


8004083 Yakima Deck Hand Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - 1/2 System - Saddle Style - Universal Mount

Replaces 8004044 and 8004079

Installation Details Y04083 Installation instructions



Video of Yakima DeckHand Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - 1/2 System - Saddle Style - Clamp On

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Yakima Saddle Style Kayak Carrier Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Yakima Kayak Carrier with tie downs, part number Y04083-04082. The Yakima Kayak Carrier is a versatile carrier that allows you to carry one kayak with the whole side down on your vehicle's roof rack cross bars. This is great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks. The carrier comes with two load straps, one at the front and one at the back, this is going to secure your kayak to your cross bars, and two anchor straps. One at the front and one at the back here as well, that are going to secure your kayak to your vehicle. The load straps include strap keepers to help tie up your excess, and padded cam buckles to help prevent any scratches or abrasions on your kayak. The bow and stern straps have this plastic coating over a portion of the strap. This is going to help prevent any scratches or abrasions on a portion where the strap might touch your vehicle. The Yakima Kayak Carrier has an 80 pound weight capacity.

The flexible saddles help provide maximum support for your kayak, and the felt padding helps to slide your kayak in place. The rollers at the back make for easy loading from the rear of your vehicle. The carrier has the option to insert the same key system lock core to secure your carrier to your roof rack. The Yakima Kayak Carrier works with round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory cross bars, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The installation is quick and easy. We'll show you how to do that now. We don't have to use our round bar adapter, because we're applying this to our factory roof rack system.

We're just going to take the clamps, and wrap them around our cross bar. Once we have that in place, we'll tighten down our knob. We've got that tightened down. Now we can place on our rollers in the back. Now we'll take our roller and place it in line with our front pad, and we'll tighten it down.

Once we have that secured, we're ready to load up our kayak. Before we actually strap down our kayak, we're going to take our strap keeper that is included, and we're going to feed it through on the back side. We'll pull our strap all the way through until it's closer to our cam. Now we're ready to feed our straps through, and secure it down. We'll take our front strap. We're going to slide it into this slot here, underneath our carrier and to the other keeper at the bottom.

Then we'll just continue to take our strap through the same keepers on the opposite side. We'll take our cam buckle and the end of our strap, and feed it through the cam. We'll tighten this up, and then tie down our excess. We're going to fold this up, and we'll put it in our strap keeper. Here on the back half of our kayak, we're going to take our strap and feed it underneath our cross bar, and send it over to the other side. We've taken our strap underneath the other side of our crossbar. We're going to now fold up our excess and secure it with the strap keeper that we've placed on. Now we can move on to our bow and stern straps. Here we're at the back of our vehicle. We're going to secure this strap here through our strap on our kayak. We're going to feed it through itself and pull it down. Now we'll grab our strap with the hook. Now we're ready to secure our hook to our vehicle. We want to make sure we secure it to a metal portion and nothing plastic. I'm going to secure it here in back at our safety chain loop. Then we'll take the rest of our strap up, and secure it through our buckle. We'll make sure to tighten down our strap and tie up our excess. Now we can repeat the same process for the front of our vehicle. When using this on a round bar application, we're going to take our adaptor. Make sure we have it completely opened, and secure it around our bar. Then we can take each piece of our kayak carrier and secure it around our adapter, and tighten that down. Now we'll repeat that same process for our other roller and our two saddles. That's going to be our completed look at the Yakima Kayak Carrier with tie downs, part number Y04083-04082.

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Yakima DeckHand Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - 1/2 System - Saddle Style - Clamp On - Y04083

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

DeckHand saddles pair with additional Yakima saddles or rollers to transport a kayak on your crossbars. Felt-lined saddles allow easy loading from the rear of vehicle and provide maximum stability and protection. Universal mount. Tie-downs included.

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Price was good and customer service was excellent!

Victoria

7/20/2022

Love the Yakima kayak cradles and straps! These are a replacement for an old set. I’m a frequent kayaker and have had experience with and without cradles. Without reservation, I can definitely say that, to me, it’s much easier and safer to load a boat with the Yakima cradles as compared to just using padded racks. I live in Hawaii and paddle a lightweight surfski. The cradles prevent the boat from sliding when loading, unloading, and transporting my boat. Definitely a good investment! The straps are easy to use and long enough for virtually any boat. Two thumbs up!



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Very well made and appear to be easy to install.



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Jenny N.

2/25/2023

It looks like we missed the mark. If you can tell me more about your experience then I am happy to help.



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Great solution for solo kayakers who don't want to spend two parts of every trip muscling a 50+ pound yak on and off the roof. Used these in conjunction with a Malone hull roller that suctions to the rear lift gate window of my suv. Push it up and over the roller and it slides into the Yakima catches like a glove. Easy to wrap straps and secure. Could not be simpler. These catches are not rigid so you do get some wind related movement of the boat at freeway speeds. Solved easily with additional tie downs if you're worried. I am able to fit my kayak with enough space for my mountain bike in this configuration.



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Easy on off installation and can be used on different rack bar configurations. Money well spent.



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Fast, friendly and knowledgeable people. Return customer and it’s always that way, Thanks



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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.



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



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



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



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delivered quickly and all good.



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excellent to use in conjunction with the rollers.



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



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