See Products from Yakima in the Buyers' Guide!
|Yakima in the Buyers' Guide:|
• Mako Aero Saddles
• Heavy Duty Straps
• RacknRoll 66 Boat Trailer
• RacknRoll 78 Boat Trailer
Having said that, I will be trying a different manufacturer this time. The limitations of the Yakima system are detailed below. They may be faults of all of these sorts of racks; I have not yet used a competitor.
Plastic fairings on towers are required to hold the system together, but they have a tendency to fall apart.
The tower clamps utilize a plastic lever to lock the cams. I broke two of these over the years, loading up in cold weather prior to driving to Florida.
Silicon pads under feet are poorly secured, I lost several over the years.
Kayak hull cradles had several hardware problems, too numerous to report here
Strap clips on Hully Rollers are not structurally attached to rollers, I lost several.
Bolts that clamp cross bars were low grade steel (my opinion), they had a tendency to strip prior to gripping securely. Eventually, I had to drill and thru-bolt one of them.
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