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Yakima Bow/Stern tie down straps no. 8004031

Code: YK8004031

Your kayaks, boats etc should always be tied to the carrying vehicle at both bow and stern. Ensure you are safe with these bow/stern tie down straps. They feature handy ratchet pulleys that are easy to use and are corrosion resistant.

Sold as a pair and are great for securing many other loads (e.g. ladders or timber).


  • Includes plastic strap covers to protect your car.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance.
  • Strap length: 360cm
  • You need to secure the straps at the front and back of your car to tow eye, frame hole, or metal a part of bumper. Yakima Hood Anchors are also available separately if you don't have anywhere to secure the hooks. Hood Anchors secure under the bonnet or the boot instead.

    A specific watersports carrier will make carrying your gear much easier. The aim of this note is to persuade you that kayaks (or boats etc) should always, also, be tied to the carrying vehicle at both bow and stern.

    Always tie down at both bow and stern

    Untied kayaks have, in our experience, the greatest potential for a roof bar or kayak carrier failure. The massive forces that untied kayaks can generate have even been known to snap roof bar fixing bolts with the result that a complete assembly of roof bars and kayaks has ended up on the road. We know that this has happened with almost every brand of roof bar, and regardless of whether the kayaks are on a special carrier or just strapped to the bars.

    You need to fix bow and stern lines, probably using the front and rear screw-in towing eyes to get strong and accessible fixing points on the vehicle. You can use, for example, 'paracord' for this purpose. Alternatively, we have sets of straps available that are perfect for the job and are really easy to use. Yakima make some excellent Bow/Stern tie down straps and Thule makes the QuickDraw 838 which we have listed together with every kayak carrier we sell.

    Please note that kayaks should be strapped to the roof bars, or to kayak carriers, using straps that are suitable for the purpose, e.g. 25mm polypropylene straps with strong buckles. Most kayak and other watersports carriers come supplied with such straps. We also have a range of suitable straps available, click here for details. Bungee cords must never be used.

    Please also note that all roof bar instructions point out the dangers of carrying unsecured long items, as of course do all kayak carrier instructions.

    If you tie down your kayaks you almost certainly won't experience a product failure. If you don't you may or may not get away with it. If there is a disaster and the kayaks end up on the road, separated from the vehicle, then you were not using tie downs and you have subjected the roof bars to forces for which they were not designed. The costs of sorting this out are yours, not ours, and you may also have difficulties with your insurers.

    We're sorry to be so firm about this, but "things coming off the tops of cars" is the stuff of nightmares, and we want to do all we can to prevent accidents of this sort from happening.

    Delivery charges and arrangements:

    We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

    These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

    This item (Small items & Spare parts)
    Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
    Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 4 working days

    Delivery of other items

    Standard sized items (Roof bars, bike carriers and most other items)
    Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
    Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days
    Roof boxes
    Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
    Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 4 working days
    Dropracks and Roof tents
    Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

    Delivery times

    Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

    Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
    Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

    Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
    Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

    Delivery FAQs

    When will my order arrive?
    There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

    What about Next Working Day delivery?
    We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express delivery’. Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next or second working day, but some will arrive on the second or third working day, or be split between these days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

    Is my delivery day guaranteed?
    No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

    Do I need to be at home?
    We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

    Payment options:

    We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

    PayPal accepted

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    Water sports accessory: £27.95 (rrp. )

    All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £27.95
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