The Mako Aero Saddles by Yakima are practical saddles that come with all the hardware you need to secure your boat with a kung-fu grip, yet cradle it gently and keep it looking pretty. They offer SKS security. Plus, they and fit round, square and factory crossbars right out of the box.
Mako Aero Saddles are sold in sets of two, so you can pair them with another set of saddles, or for super ease of loading, match them with load-assist HullyRollers.
FEATURES of the Yakima Mako Aero Saddles
Mako pads protect the hull, and Dynaflex grips provide a snug hold when you tighten the straps
Sold in a set of two saddles, you will need two sets for one vehicle or pair a set of Make Aero Saddles with a set of Yakima's HullyRollers to make for easy loading
Padded buckle protects your boat and your vehicle
MakoAero saddles fit car rack systems with round, square and factory crossbars out of the box
SKS locking system (Lock CoreS sold separately)
Fit List on carton
For use with plastic and composite hulls
Included Mako Pads add an extra layer of protection at contact points with boat to protect hull's finish (suggested for optimal protection of gel-coated composite hulls)
The pads also allow for easier sliding of kayak into cradles
Use Yakima's Heavy Duty strap instead of the two piece strap previously used in the Mako
Rated 5 out of
Product works greatI bought this product along with the Yakima Hully Roller to to replace the Yakima Bowdown kayak racks.I have a 12 ft, 65 lb kayak. Loading/unloading the kayak from the Bowdown was too difficult, even with two adults.The saddles and rollers are installed on top of a load warrior rack on my Tahoe. Once I got them tightened down, they did not move.The system works great!.I just unlock the rollers, place the kayak on the rollers and slide it up onto the saddles.Really works well and I can do this alone. It is important to get the straps in place prior to loading the kayak.,,,,I drove using the system for 2 hours up to 65 mph and the kayak did not move.
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 5 out of
You need this for your yak!If you enjoy getting up to about 70 mph. and sending your yak into orbit then this is not the product to buy. I have an Native Ultimate 14.5, and carry it on a double cab tacoma. I'm telling you it does not move even when I go 80.