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.

Spare part for HullyRollers (1pair)

8860050

RPL BSTD NEW

Spare part for Mako Saddles (1pair)

8860064

RPL STRP HD SHRT 08

Spare part for BowDown

8004045

HULLGUARD PADS

Spare part for BowDown

8860051

RPL BS HDW BAG

Spare part for BowDown

8860053

RPL BT MT BAILS PR

Spare part for BowDown

8860061

RPL BLT T 1/4X3 SST

Spare part for BowDown

8860063

RPL WAFFLE ADJ

Spare part for BowDown

8860065

RPL PAD W/TB BOWDOWN

Spare part for BowDown

8860074

RPL ELBOW BOWDOWN