Yakima CrossBar Pads
Item: 62568.01 | Product Description »
- 20" wide, protect a wide area of the bar.
- Nylon covers protect the foam and tie directly to round or square crossbars.
- Sold in pairs for protection under one boat.
Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.
|Dimensions:||2-3/4"D x 20"L|
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:Would these Pads be suitable for use with a composite sea kayak?
thank you.Asked on 10/2/2013 by Gene from Pennsylvania
A:Gene, these pads will provide some protection for your boat. However, rack components like the Mako Saddles, Item # 62535.01, provide better protection for more fragile, and expensive, composite boats by cradling the hull over a much wider area.Answered on 10/2/2013 by Clyde
This is Phil. I actually returned these pads. I was going to use them on my
rack (Yakima) for my standup paddleboards. They did not have enough width
or padding to safely protect my boards. Instead, I bought some pipe
insulation from the hardware store; they work well. Funnoodles (the
swimming pool toy) work even better.
For a composite kayak (I have a composite carbon fiber-kelar boat myself),
I stick to a rack designed for kayaks. I would be worried that any kind of
rack pads would not suffice to carry a kayak on a vehicle; if you used rack
pads for a kayak, you would need--I think--to flip the kayak upside down so
that the deck was resting on the pads. I would be worried about damaging my
NRS has some fantastic kayak racks and they often go on sale.
I hoped this helped. Let me know if you have questions.
A:Yes. I use them on my F250 Yak rack all the time and find them perfect for my composite and skin-on-frame kayaks. The nice thing is that they roll when sliding kayaks on and off, rather than foam blocks which tend to pop off the bars.