Yakima HullRaiser Kayak Rack

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The J-Cradle design of the Yakima HullRaiser holds any kayak securely on its side. You'll have easier access to gear stored in your boat, and more room on your crossbars for bikes, cargo boxes, and other boats.
  • Universal cradle design fits any kayak.
  • Includes two padded Heavy Duty Straps to secure the boat.
  • J-Cradles mount directly to round or square crossbars, or to factory racks using Yakima MightyMounts (sold separately).
  • The base pads are made of Dynaflex™ and the upper pads of closed cell foam, for protection of your boats finish.

Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

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Dimensions: 5.5" W front to back x 19" T
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Locking: No
Attachment:
  • Round bars
  • Square bars
Includes:
  • Heavy-duty straps with padded buckles
  • Bow/Stern tie-down straps
Features:
  • Dynaflex™ base pads
  • Closed-cell foam upper pads
  • 2 J-Cradles per set
Notes:
  • Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

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    Q:

    Does the hullraiser include the padded heavy duty straps AND the bow stern straps? I cant seem to find that on the website. Thanks for your time.
    Asked on 5/17/2013 by Matt from Lorain, OH

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi there, 
      It does included those features/items... real nice to have and secures boats 100%
      Consider mako saddles and hully roller set up!  Way easy to use with sea kayaks or lg. Boats.
      Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Matt, the cradles are padded, there are heavy-duty tie-down straps and bow/stern tie downs.

      Answered on 5/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The straps aren't padded, but they're pretty tough. Bow and stern straps are included.
      This is a great rack. It held onto my Pygmy Coho with nary a wiggle for just short of a thousand miles.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 5/17/2013 by jdberger from San Leandro, CA
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Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Solid

      By jdberger

      from San Leandro, CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yakima HullRaiser:

          This is a great rack. It's stronger than the side rails attached to my car. I had an unfortunate incident where the bow line of the boat got loose and caught under the front wheel. The line snapped, but not before pulling the front of the boat down and ripping the rear of the side rail out of the roof of the car. The rack was unscathed.

          My only issue with the rack (giving it 4 stars) is that the wingnut attaching it to the crossbars is kind of large and interferes with mounting the rack as close to the edge of the rack to make room for other items. Not a huge deal, though.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Outstanding performance

          By Travissmac

          from Galway, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Scratches Car

          Best Uses

          • SUV's

          Comments about Yakima HullRaiser:

          Use to transport 2 kayaks that are very different sizes on my Subaru Forester. Very easy to install and remove and held both kayaks securely even when traveling on a very windy day. Only drawback was some minor scratching where the straps came over the front of the hood even though I used the plastic covers designed to prevent this. Will add a strip on duck tape on the hood next time to try and prevent this.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and package arrived in perfect condition.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Yakima HullRaisers

          By PaddleDragger

          from Scottsdale, Arizona

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beats Thule - Hands down
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Holds all kayak styles
          • Holds kayak in place
          • Holds Kayak snugly
          • Lightweight
          • No wind noise
          • Stable
          • Will Last forever
          • Will not scratch kayak

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any vehicle with a rack
            • Large Cars
            • Lower hight vehicles
            • Luxury Cars
            • Small Cars
            • SUV's

            Comments about Yakima HullRaiser:

            I use the HullRaisers to easily carry two kayaks on the roof of my Yaris liftback. As all Yakima products these J-cradle racks hold the kayak nice & tight and never leave marks on the kayak. Quality is the best you can get. Super easy to install and remove. Easy to strap the kayaks down and off I go with full confidence that my kayaks are not going to have an event on the way to the lake. Never a single issue of loosening up or shifting.
            Only draw back could be that the kayaks in the
            J-cradle are sitting higher over Yakima roller and saddles holders if clearance is a concern.
            Buy them, you will not be disappointed!

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            • No

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