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Thule Hullavator Pro kayak carrier no. 898

RRP: 570.00
Code: TU898

Get out on the water quickly and easily even on your own. This lift-assist carrier for kayaks handles up to 18kg allowing one person to load and unload the kayak.

Includes 2 x straps with a rubber buckle for added protection, and thick pads protect the hull. Eight touch points of padded support protect the kayak.

Only fits Thule Professional bars.

Lift-assist rack for kayaks handles up to 18 kg of the weight so you can load and unload even on your own.

  • Gas-assist struts lift and lower the kayak allowing only one person to load and unload the boat
  • Double extending arms lower the kayak up to one meter for waist level loading/unloading and strapping of the kayak
  • Maximum protection for your kayak thanks to eight touch points of padded support
  • Includes 2 x 275cm straps with a rubber buckle for added protection
  • Longer product life and corrosion-resistance from the aluminum, double-coated steel construction
  • Takes kayaks up to 80cm wide and up to 35kg
  • Includes Thule QuickDraw bow and stern tie-down to secure your kayak at the front and back of the vehicle
  • Only fits Thule Professional roof bars (to ensure you have the required clearance from your car during loading/unloading)

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".

PayPal accepted

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Technical specifications at a glance:

Can be used with: kayaks (1x)

Includes a mast holder: no

Includes straps: 1 x 275cm

Max load: 35kg (will only lift kayaks up to 18kg)

Max boat width: 80cm

Weight: 17.5kg

Fits square bars: no

Fits aerobars: only fits Thule Professional bars

Minimum distance between roof bars: 600mm

Guarantee: 5 years

We offer our existing customers a full "Next Day if possible" spares service, and will cannibalise new stock as required to find you the parts you need.

To find the spare parts you need, please see the diagram below, identify the product codes, then choose them from the list below. If you need more than 1 of any item, change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Thule spares (small): 30113 - allen wrench 5mm £2.50
Thule spares (small): 31307 - MC6S M6 x 35mm bolt £2.50
Thule spares (small): 31310 - washer £1.70
Thule spares (small): 31464 - screw MC6S M6x30 £2.00
Thule spares (small): 34186 - bolt £1.40
Thule spares (small): 34345 - rubber buckle cover £4.15
Thule spares (small): 50388 - screw driver £2.15
Thule spares (small): 52637 - Socket headcap screw M6x12 £1.00
Thule spares (small): 52638 - Washer £0.80
Thule spares (small): 52639 - Round nut 898 £4.60
Thule spares (small): 52640 - Allen screw socket head 898 £3.85
Thule spares (small): 52641 - Washer 898 £4.25
Thule spares (small): 52642 - Slide Plate 898 £7.95
Thule spares (small): 52643 - Pivot pin from Hullavator £12.95
Thule spares (small): 52644 - Bracket T-track 898 £7.00
Thule spares (small): 52645 - Mount Cover 898 £4.85

Thule Hullavator Pro instructions

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Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Core components:
Watersports carrier: £484.95 (rrp. £570.00)
Water sports accessory: £22.50 (rrp. £27.00)
Water sports accessory: £54.95 (rrp. £65.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £484.95
In Stock - Get it by Friday 20th September
 Carrying boats, kayaks or boards 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
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