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Yakima Mako Kayak Saddles

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The Yakima Mako Saddles cradle your kayak's hull with soft, grippy pads to keep it in place during transport. This half-set is the ideal companion to the HulleyRollers (sold separately), providing a firm support once your boat is loaded. Or combine two Mako Saddle half-sets for a reliable car top kayak carrier. Connects to round or square bars.
  • A pair of Yakima Mako Saddles supports one end of your boat. Combine that with a set of HullyRollers or get two sets of Makos to fully support your boat.
  • Soft, grippy saddle Dynaflex™ pads flex and hold your kayak in place without scratching it.
  • Saddle pads flex to fit any rigid hull shape.
  • A soft polyester pad with a self adhesive back attaches to the saddle protecting the finish on your boat.
  • Includes one 16' Yakima padded Heavy Duty Strap for tie-down and 1 Bow/Stern Tie Down.
  • Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

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Dimensions: 6.5"H x 8"W x 10" L
Weight: 3 lbs.
Locking: No
Attachment:
  • Round bars
  • Square bars
Includes:
  • 1 set of two Mako Saddles
  • 1 Heavy-Duty strap with padded buckle
  • 1 Bow/Stern tie-down
Features:
  • Dynaflex™ padded saddles

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The flexible Yakima Mako kayak saddles sport a universal fit to hold any kayak shape. Roll, roll, roll your boat, gently (and effortlessly) onto your car's roof rack system with the Yakima HullyRollers.

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Yakima Mako Saddles
 
4.6

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Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Stable (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

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4.0

Mako Saddles

By David

from Ferndale, CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yakima Mako Saddles:

      I chose these saddles for their large surface area distributing the load over a larger section of the hull. I strapped the boat to the saddles as Yakima recommends by going around the hull through the saddle. I noticed that the boat moved around a lot while on the road since the saddles have a lot of flexibility in their attachment to the racks. This acts like a suspension cushioning the boat but allowing for more movement than I was comfortable with. I now use a second strap over the boat down to the rack which has solved the movement problem. I am now very satisfied with the system and I don't mind setting up the second strap. I have two pairs of saddles front and rear. I use the Hulley Rollers to load the boat from the rear over my trucks camper shell onto the two front racks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Saddles work great

      By Barry from Blue Ridge

      from Blue Ridge Mtns. Virginia

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Luxury Cars
        • Small Cars
        • SUV's
        • Trucks

        Comments about Yakima Mako Saddles:

        Very nice fit....easy to use. Holds kayak secure. Nice setup

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Dependable, love the new upgrades

        By JPS

        from Eldridge MD

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yakima Mako Saddles:

            Just added the fourth boat to my kayak fleet. Previously had the mako for my plastic sea kayak and have used them for about 10 years. They are still going strong. Bought another set to carry my wooden kayak. Appreciated the felt pads to protect the finish. The "new" single strap system is a nice upgrade for my prior version. Looking forward to many years of use out if the new set.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            cargo is safe and secure

            By Blue Duck

            from Lewiston, ID

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yakima Mako Saddles:

                Fits my boat like a glove. After straps are secured tightly, my boat isn't going anywhere until I get to the water:) I really like that security.

                 
                5.0

                Fits like a glove

                By LenG

                from Deming, NM

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • SUV's

                  Comments about Yakima Mako Saddles:

                  I place an inflated Zodiac upside-down and take it off from the back of my SUV. The saddles fit perfectly.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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