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Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down

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A good rule of thumb: If your boat extends beyond the windshield, secure the bow and stern. For a safe and secure load, you can't beat Yakima's Bow/Stern Tie Downs.
  • The most important feature of these straps is that they securely fasten your boat to your car.
  • An easy to use ratchet system makes the straps a snap to tighten.
  • Corrosion resistant hardware will stand up to the rigors of travel.
  • Clear plastic tubes protect your vehicle from damage.

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

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Dimensions: 12 ft nylon rope
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Locking: No
Attachment: Tow loop, frame hole or metal part of bumper
Includes:
  • One each front and back tie-downs
Features:
  • Zinc coated stainless steel hooks
Notes:
  • Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

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    Q:

    Does Yakima make any tie down straps that are secured under the hood and inside the back hatchback, instead of securing them under the car. Someone I know has such a system and loves it--very easy.
    Asked on 11/26/2012 by Barb the outdoor lover from Detroit, MI

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dear Barb the outdoor lover:
      You asked about whether Yakima makes any tie-down straps that are secured under the hood and inside the back hatchback. 
      Both Yakima and Thule make loop strap devices that you can secure a regular tie-down strap to. 
      Yakima makes the Yakima Anchor Strap Kit. One end is attached to a bolt under your hood or rear of the car. You keep the loop end out when you close your hood.  You attach the tie-down strap to the loop.
      This product is not sold by NRS, but you can see this product at the RackAttack.Com site at:
      http://www.rackattack.com/product-pages/yakima-anchor-strap-kit.asp
      You'll need to find a bolt toward the rear end of the car. That may not be so easy with a hatchback. But read on.
      First, Thule makes a similar product to the Yakima Anchor Strap. The Thule Hood Loop Strap is basically the identical design of the Yakima Anchor Strap. You can see this product on the rackattack.com site at:
      http://www.rackattack.com/product-pages/thule-529-hood-loop-kayak-canoe-strap.asp
      Thule also makes a strap that you can place under the lid of your trunk or tailgate. The Thule 530 Quick Loop Strap secures inside your tailgate, with the loop sticking out from the gate. You can see this product at the rackattack.com site at:
      http://www.rackattack.com/product-pages/thule-530-quick-loop-kayak-canoe-strap.asp
      I don't work for RackAttack.Com and am just a fellow NRS shopper and devoted sea kayaker. I found these products and use them because I have a two-door coupe that I sometimes use to transport my kayak to and from the water, and that car did not have any anchor points. I purchased the Thule Hood Loop Strap to provide an anchor point for the front of the car and the Thule Quick Loop Strap to provide an anchor point for the rear of the car. Of course, nothing beats a hard mount to the car, but these products perform well.
      Hope this helps! Happy holidays-
      Best-
      Wendell

      Answered on 11/26/2012 by Wendell from San Francisco Bay Area
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Yakima bow/stern tie-down straps can hook anywhere - under the car,
      under the hood, or inside a hatchback. Just find a strong anchor and then
      route the rope up and over the front edge of the hood or through the top of
      the open hatchback. The kit comes with plastic rub protector tubes that
      will keep the ropes from chaffing the vehicle's paint/trim.

      Answered on 11/27/2012 by Anonymous
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  • Stable (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to install (3)

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      5.0

      Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down

      By Motobob

      from Virginia

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down:

        I was going to jury rig the bow and stern tie downs for my large Hobie tandem kayak on top of my 2010 Outback when I stumbled across this product while buying some NRS tie down straps. I figure since it was made for what I needed I ought to try it out. I tied the front off to the tow hook I inserted in the front bumper and tied off rear to my hitch. It worked perfectly and the front plastic protection ensured I did not touch the paint on the car with any tie downs. It was rock steady for 400 highway miles at up to 75 mph coming and going.

        The ONLY thing that I wondered about as I watched the front tie down flap in the breeze is why they fashioned the S hook with such an open design versus a more closed "S" where it grips the nylon tiedown. At first it seemed like the hook could slip from the nylon tiedown at any time but I guess the tension holds it in place.

        It held steady the sntire trip but I still wonder why they did not "close" the "S" on the hook a bit more so there was little possibility if it coming undone.

        I like the product and the end result so I will use it on all of my car topping trips with the kayak. Rock steady...

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        5.0

        Works good, easy to use

        By Jimbo

        from San Diego

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down:

            The ratcheting system makes these real easy to use. I have another pair that I've used for several years - very good quality.

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            5.0

            Just as advertised

            By Rocco Kayaks

            from Boston, Ma

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down:

              It really was easy to use

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              5.0

              Very good product

              By Dave in Lacey, WA

              from Lacey, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down:

                  These tie downs are great. They are very easy to use and provide great security for the boat.

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                  4.0

                  Over priced ~ paying for brand name.

                  By Beanie

                  from Saddle Brook, NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Yakima Bow/Stern Tie Down:

                      Extra security for kayaks both Whitewater and Rec.

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