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Premium Rooftop Kayak Saddles

SKU: #8004083

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Impressively simple and easy to load, the DeckHand's felt-padded saddles conform to your kayak's hull for a super-secure, full-contact carry that's easy on your boat. Sold in pairs, it partners awesomely with the new HandRoll rollers or another pair of saddles for a custom set-up. Tool free installation makes it a breeze to attach, SKS Lock Core capability lets you lock your DeckHand to your roof rack for added security, and the universal mount fits just about any roof rack.

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  • Includes one set of mounts– combine with HandRoll or an additional DeckHand to complete the set
  • Felt-padding provides easy loading and excellent boat protection
  • Oversized cradle protects the boat and conforms to a variety of hull shapes
  • Universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks
  • Easy tool-free installation lets you quickly mount, load and go
  • Locks to roof rack with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
  • Heavy-Duty Straps and Bow and Stern Tie-Downs included (HoodAnchor, sold separately, is required for vehicles with no attatchment points for Bow and Stern Tie-Downs)

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 3 reviews
      Bring back TLCs!

      As some mentioned felt comes undone. Hard plastic scratched by fiberglass boats:(
      TLCs were sooo much better. Please bring them back and get them to work with HD bars.

      Plastic deforms over time

      We use four pairs of Deckhands to secure our two lake kayaks on top of our pickup truck. The kayaks are mounted year round as we RV full-time. After two years, we've noted the plastic has begun to deform. Additionally, despite our best efforts, the kayaks tend to twist in the saddles thereby not laying flat. We're now shopping for another way to ensure the kayaks remain firmly in place.

      Felt Failure

      Great product but felt pass don't stay on. I have had mine for a couple of months and the adhesive on the felt pass doesn't stick anymore. Need to upgrade the adhesive.