Features:
  • Folds down when not in use for better aerodynamics and easier access to your garage
  • Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory or aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box. Optimized for aerodynamic bars. 
  • Top-of-the-line Hullguard™ padding keeps your boat protected during transport
  • SteelCore™ construction uses a steel tube frame for superior strength
  • Integrated ramp system makes it painless to load your boat
  • Includes Heavy-Duty Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs
  • Premium heavy-duty straps with coated metal buckles protect boat and vehicle
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • Lockable with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
  • Carries 1 boat securely

Learn more about Product features and installation

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specifications
  • Packaged Weight: 16.00 lbs.
  • Package Dimensions: L 20.25" X W 10.50" X H 8.50"
  • Capacity: 1
Product #8004042
FAQ:

Q: What kind of boats work with the BowDown? A: The BowDown will work with many types of kayaks, from touring to rec to whitewater kayaks.

Q: Do I need to use Bow/Stern Tie-Downs with BowDown? A: Yes, all Yakima boat mounts require the use of Bow/Stern Tie-Downs.

Q: Does the BowDown have a kayak width restriction? A: We recommend the BowDown for most kayaks up to 34" inches wide.

Q: Does the BowDown work for carrying fishing kayaks? A: For most fishing kayaks we recommend a saddle set such as the SweetRoll or 2 sets of HullHound as these boats can be big and heavy. Have you seen our RackANDRoll trailers, they are a great choice for fishing kayaks?

Q: What is the weight limit on the BowDown? A: The BowDown has an 80lb weight limit.

Q: Can you carry a SUP (stand-up paddle board) on the BowDown? A: No, we do not recommend you carry a SUP on the BowDown.

parts:

You can order replacement parts from your local Yakima dealer , or directly from us by calling our Consumer Sales Representatives at 888.925.4621.

Replacement bow/stern line for Yakima boat mounts.  Includes one tie down with hook.

8860050

BOW/ STERN LINE

Spare part for Mako Saddles (1pair)

8860064

STRAPS HD 14 FEET

Spare part for BowDown

8004045

HULLGUARD PADS

Hardware bag for BowDown.  Includes one bale, two bale pads, one T bolt and one knob.

8860051

BOWDOWN HARDWARE BAG

Replacement Bottom Mount Bales for Aero / Universal Mounts. 2 bales Included.

8860053

AERO MOUNT BALES (1PR)

Replacement bolts for Aero / Universal Mounts.  Includes 2 bolts.

8860061

T BOLT1/4"X3"

Spare part for BowDown

8860063

WAFFLE ADJUSTMENT PADS, PLASTIC

Cradle pad for BowDown.  Includes pad assembly and mounting screw.

8860065

BOWDOWN CRADLE PAD

Elbow assembly for BowDown kayak mount.  Includes elbow and square nut.

8860074

BOWDOWN ELBOW