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Thule Hull-a-Port XT canoe / kayak carrier no. 848

169.95
RRP: 200.00
Code: TU848

A tiltable, space-saving and easy-to-load kayak carrier, that folds down to the level of the load carrier, so there is no need to take it off to get into the garage. Transforms from a J-cradle for one boat to a two-boat kayak stacker.

Includes 2 x 400cm straps with a rubber buckle for added protection.

Fits around bars up to 80mm wide (fits all the bars we sell except Yakima/Whispbars and Thule SlideBars/ProBars).


A versatile kayak rack that takes one or two kayaks and folds flat when not in use. It simplifies the loading process but also leaves room on the roof for other gear.

Includes integrated 'StrapCatch' for easy strap management when securing the kayak.

  • Thick pads protect the hull.
  • Lockable - we will include a free lock and key set.
  • Space saving design; folds down when not in use.
  • Includes 2 x 400cm straps.
  • Includes bow and stern tie-down straps (for one boat), extra straps are available separately.
  • Supplied fully assembled.

Fits around bars up to 80mm wide x 35mm deep - it fits all the bars we sell except Whispbar/Yakima bars and Thule SlideBar and ProBar. The Yakima JayLow would be a great option for Whispbar/Yakima and Thule ProBars. You'll need to check the size of your bars if you have OEM or other brands of roof bar.

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.

For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is 5.50 (9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is 8.50 (12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged 3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), 4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or 5.95 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).

There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.

Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.

There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.

We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. 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.

No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. 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.

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".

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Technical specifications at a glance:

Can be used with: kayaks (2x)

Includes a mast holder: no

Includes straps: 2 x 400cm

Weight: 5.6kg

Maximum load: one kayak: 34kg, two kayaks: 59kg

Maximum boat width: 91cm

Width: 23cm (unloaded)

Required space on roof bars: 43cm in upright position (52cm including the handle)

Fits square bars: yes

Fits aerobars: most - up to 80mm wide by 18-35mm deep*

Minimum distance between roof bars: 610cm

Lockable: yes, locks available separately

Guarantee: 5 years

Additional fitting information:

* comes with fittings that fit around most bars up to 80mm wide and vary between 18 and 35mm deep. Fits around standard (32 x 22mm) bars as well as Thule, Atera and Cruz aluminium bars. They don't fit all types of aero bar including Whispbars, Yakima bars and Thule SlideBars or ProBars.


Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Core components:
Watersports carrier: £169.95 (rrp. £190.00)
Accessories:
Water sports accessory: £34.95 (rrp. £42.50)
Water sports accessory: £15.95 (rrp. )
Water sports accessory: £22.95 (rrp. £27.50)
Water sports accessory: £56.95 (rrp. £67.50)
Core components:
Free gift: £0.00 (rrp. £10.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £169.95
In Stock - Get it by Friday 3rd April
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 Delivery charges and Payment options 
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