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ShowBoat 66

$199.00
All those extra hands you’re bringing will only needed for applause. With the Showboat 66 the load-assist roller slides out over the rear of the vehicle for easy access and vehicle protection while loading and unloading your boat. It also adjusts from side to side for loading multiple kayaks.
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Product Details

SHOWBOAT 66

  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars
  • Padded to protect your kayak or canoe during loading and transport
  • Works with a variety of kayak and canoe mounts
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel and brass hardware
  • Includes two 66" Yakima crossbars
  • 24" max extension with up to an 80 lb boat
Installation
Technical Specs
  • Weight: 17.80 lbs
  • Dimensions: L 44.00in x W 6.00in x H 2.00in
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  1. Fits Yakima round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars

  2. Padded to protect your kayak or canoe during loading and transport

  3. Works with a variety of kayak and canoe mounts

 

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What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

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ShowBoat 66

What You Get

In the Yakima Box

Hit the road with the utmost confidence that all your gear will arrive safely and ready for whatever activity is on your itinerary. Get ready to relax at the cabin, ski fresh powder, or take the entire family to grandma’s.

Get the Yakima Install Manual
  • 1x Roller
  • 2x Support bar
  • 1x tape measure
  • 2x rear clamp
  • 4x crossbar end cap
  • 2x end cap
  • 1x torx wrench
  • 1x stop collar
  • 2x front clamp
  • 4x additional extra length t-bolt

What People are Saying

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  • 5'6'' and an 80lb boat. No problem

    Review by Lester

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    I have used this product going on four years. Follow the instructions and you will have zero issues. I use this on my Explorer for transporting around an unwieldy 17 ft., 80 lb. monster of a canoe at only 5'6''. At the boat launch people are like, "you need some help?" Not with the Showboat 66.

    Posted on June 16, 2017

  • 5'6'' and an 80lb boat. No problem

    Review by Lester

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    I have used this product going on four years. Follow the instructions and you will have zero issues. I use this on my Explorer for transporting around an unwieldy 17 ft., 80 lb. monster of a canoe at only 5'6''. At the boat launch people are like, "you need some help?" Not with the Showboat 66.

    Posted on June 16, 2017

  • Flawed but works.

    Review by Krieg

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    I use this to load a 15' SOT kayak onto a 2014 Subaru Outback. The round bars bind making it difficult to extend. Also, the roller clamp affixing the roller to the round bars won't tighten enough to keep the roller from pulling off. A poor design that can be remedied by drilling an appropriate hole and installing a bolt on each side. Being short, I have to use a step stool to lift the kayak's bow up to the roller and then it's just load and go.

    Posted on May 12, 2017

  • Good product

    Review by Larry W

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    Bought this to load kayaks on my Chevy Tahoe. Works great. Keeps from scratching the car finish and makes loading easier. As an earlier reviewer mentioned, I did through bolt the roller attachment to the round bars. I would also through bolt the stopers as one of those and an end cap were pulled off and lost when I pulled back on the roller. I had to mount the roller upside down to get it in the garage but it works ok in that position.

    Posted on November 8, 2016

  • Nice components that don't fit together well

    Review by paterbil

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    Using this with factory Audi crossbars, 2015 SQ5. carrying a 14' kayak, 40# before fishing gear.

    Components are durable, well thought out seem durable. Variable crossbar clamp styles, etc. One exception, the "red lever" tighter, both have blown off.

    Which becomes meaningless as the round bars require HUGE effort to move through clamps. Lithium grease, readjustment & alignment, no matter. Bad tolerances & clearances betweeen the components, they don't play well together.

    The potential opposite problem, round bars which slide too much, could easily be countered with stop collars and/or a meaningful "red lever" mechanism, or by using additional stop collars.

    The rails are extended by pulling the roller. With the tolerance issue noted above, it is a leverage chore, and I am 6'2". With anything other than perfect alignment and zero sliding resistance, the round bars pull unevenly and bind.

    In my case, one side of the roller pulls off. It is mounted by clamping a sleeve on the roller over the round rail. A better solution would be a "through pin" through the center of the outer sleeve going through the round bar. Once installed, the angles are fixed, and the three parts: round rails & roller, are an integrated unit.

    So, the pieces are well made, built for the task, a fine, tough, product.

    They just don't fit together well. Great concept, bad execution.

    Posted on October 28, 2015

  • Best investment!

    Review by Pat

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    We loaded our first canoe on the roof of our 2006 Explorer (with factory rails/cross bars) thinking "How hard could it be?" Following this experience I found the Showboat 66. This product makes loading an unloading our 80lb canoe a breeze! My wife and I can get the canoe on and off the vehicle with minimal effort! I am not mechanically inclined but was able to install the Showboat 66 successfully. This is an exceptional product! Thanks Yakima!

    Posted on September 20, 2015

  • Great Product

    Review by Nick

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    I purchase this item for my 18 foot tandem kayak.I needed something easier to load the kayak without scratch or damage to vehicle.It is so much easier to load my kayak
    now. I would highly recommend Showboat 66.

    Posted on June 4, 2015

  • Good

    Review by Jimmy

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    I purchase this item for my 18 foot tandem kayak.I needed something easier to load the kayak without scratch or damage to vehicle.It is so much easier to load my kayak
    now. I would highly recommend Showboat 66.

    Posted on June 4, 2015

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