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Yakima MakoAero Saddle Rooftop Kayak Rack with Tie Down
|Price:||$94.84 & FREE Shipping|
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- Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box. Optimized for aerodynamic bars.
- Provides easy loading and a stable ride for your boat
- Pads protect the hull, and Dynaflex grips provide a snug hold when you tighten the straps
- Each set includes one Heavy-Duty Strap and one Bow/Stern Tie-Down that are compatible with SKS locking system (SKS Lock Cores sold separately)
- Love it 'Till You Leave It Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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|Cpsia Warning||No Warning Applicable|
|Item Dimensions||21.59 x 19.68 x 24.13 inches|
|Item Display Weight||5.15 pounds|
|Item Weight||3.14 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Lifetime Yakima|
|Mfg Warranty Description Parts||Parts|
|Shipping Weight||5.3 pounds|
|Special Size Type||One Size|
|Style Name||Mako Aero|
Top Customer Reviews
Secondly, the mounting instructions were a bit difficult for me to understand(and I'm pretty handy with tools and such), but a call to the Yakima customer service folks did help. I think this is probably typical in todays world; if you're a novice you will struggle as you proceed through the learning curve of any activity. I guess it's an unwritten rule you have to spend a lot of money on several products before you finally get what works for you.
Although I think these saddles will work OK for our Perception Tribe SOT kayaks, it's not the best fit. Why, because our SOT kayaks have hard chine hull shapes whereas most sit-in kayaks have round hulls.
IMO you need to ask two important questions when you purchase any kayak or canoe; is there a specific mounting system that will accomodate MY kayak/canoe and fit MY vehicle roof rack/cross bars??!!! This "one size fits all" approach really means, we have a pretty close idea of what a really good fitting rack/canoe/kayak transporting system ought to be, but in the interest of our profit margin and marketing, we don't expect to get it right every time...oh well. If you own an Xterra with the big diameter tube roof rack system, you will have trouble fitting any canoe/kayak mounting system. You would think each vehicle would design a roof rack to actually carry something, but that's another story....
Yakima does a good job, but it's not perfect.Read more ›
I've got a 1500 mile trip coming up going from San Diego to Lake Chapala in Mexico so I'll update my review when I'm done. So far I would highly recommend. Amazon's price was the deciding point in getting these.
It is a fundamentally flawed design on the part of Yakima's product development people. This design never should have gone into production.
If you don't mind not being able to lock the Mako Aero Saddles to the cross bars then it is not a problem. Otherwise it is best to avoid wasting money on the Yakima Mako Aero Saddles altogether. I will be tossing the four pairs of Yakima saddles, the Yakima cross bars, and the 8 Yakima SKS locksets into the garbage and replacing them all with Thule products.
When I compare product quality and customer service between Yakima and Thule overall, I find Yakima to be in third place behind "any other".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave this one start because not only did it end up getting shipped to an old address of mine that isn't even associated with my amazon account anymore, the product itself is also... Read morePublished on June 30, 2014 by Amazon Customer
The quality is very good and works perfect. May be a little bigger than what I expected but if you dont care about the noise or you can remove the rack when is not in use is ok.Published on June 4, 2014 by Luis F. Lozano Alpuche
Heat part of my kayak transport system. Grips the hull quite well. Easy instal and looks good on the truck. Highly recommended!Published on May 11, 2014 by Sam Shaw
The only one available for factory cross bars. Make sure to order the core locks and keys directly from Yakima.Published on February 25, 2014 by kouros mohit
The saddles work ok for my sit on top ocean kayak but don't really cradle the hull flush and I wish they did. Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by Terry
User easy & very well made. It also has non slip carpet for liading and plenty of height so your yak doesn't sit on the crosd bars. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Giacomo T. Moderno