Item: 62576.01 | Product Description »
- Extends 28" from end of crossbar to support even the largest canoes and kayaks.
- Helpful in getting heavy loads onto taller roof tops.
- Solid steel bar has an aluminum over-sleeve for corrosion resistance and boat finish protection.
- Retracts out of the way when not in use.
- Includes 3/16" hex wrench, for installation.
- Fits Yakima round bars exclusively.
Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.
Cradle, saddle or trailer there are lots of ways to get your boat to the water.
Show us any car-driving, outdoor-loving person and we'll wager he or she has a storage problem. And if they don't, then they're probably not taking as many friends and family along for the ride as they could.
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Q:I am looking at purchasing a Yakima BoatLoader and my vehicle has a factory roof rack so I am not sure what else I would need to purchase to make the The BoatLoader work on my vehicle?Asked on 8/17/2014 by Kman from IL
A:It only works with Yakima crossbars, the extension fits inside the crossbar.Answered on 8/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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Q:This may seem a dull question. Does the boat loader help in taking the yak off off the car?Asked on 9/9/2013 by Rick
A:Yes. My wife can't lift one end of our canoe because of back problems. The Boat Loader allows me to put the canoe on and take it off the car roof by myself by handling one end at a time.
Sent from my iPadAnswered on 9/14/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes, the boat loader also helps with unloading. Just reverse the process. It keeps the weight of the kayak down and under control. It helps to have someone to keep the first end of kayak that touches the ground from sliding away while you lift the other end of the extended pole.
Larry the kayaker
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A:Yes, it does help with off-loading your boat from the roof rack. However, since the boat is already up on my roof, I find it easier to just put the boat directly on my shoulder to carry it to the put in rather than bringing it all the way down to the ground. I mainly use the boat-loader when I am putting the boat up on the roof rack. It is a great tool for solo loading!
Please note: message attachedAnswered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes, Rick, it does help. It's basically the loading, in reverse. You're not handling all the weight of the boat at once; the BoatLoader is supporting part of it.Answered on 9/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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- Easy To Install
- Easy To Use
- Works Perfectly
- Single Loading
Comments about Yakima BoatLoader:
I've been getting older(63) and my 17 ft. 70 pound kayak seems to gaining weight. I've been working out at the gym but I could use some help getting the kayak on my SUV by myself. The boat loader helps me do just that. I angle one end of my kayak on the extended rack pole and lift the other end up and onto the main rack. It beats dead lifting the kayak. The extender was easy to install (with a little WD-40) and the rubber "sand dollar" was a nice soft end to cushion any head to pole collisions.
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