Transport a kayak the safe and cost-effective way with the foam block kayak carrier from Apex™. These foam blocks for kayaks compress and protect by creating a buffer between the kayak and the roof of the vehicle. (4) 1" Cam buckle straps and (2) nylon ropes are included to secure your marine cargo.
- (1) Pair of under body foam mounts
- (4) 1" x 14'-5/8" cam buckle straps
- Set of 13.7' nylon ropes for bow and stern security
(2) Foam pads have a V-shape that forms to the underside of a kayak. Both foam blocks have slits on the long, outside ends that are designed to secure the foam blocks to the kayaks. Included nylon ropes and cam buckle straps can be attached to the toggle handles located at the bow and stern of the kayak. The opposite ends are then tied to the metal chassis of the vehicle. A tow hook may be available at the rear that acts as a tie down point for stern end of the kayak.
Review Summary (Based on 4 Reviews)
I cannot get a roof rack for my car, thule and the others don't make them. I have a 16 foot canoe that I haul on my recent car and my last car. I just bought a yak and purchased this foam block kit and it works awesome. For the money you can't beat it. The fact that the kit came with straps was a bonus. I looked around and it's kit was less expensive then blocks without straps.
This i probably the only solution to carry your kayak on a car roof without rails. I have been kayakaking for 20 years and this solution worked out really well for shorter distances of transporting the kayak. I have been more doubtful about driving on the freeway but even that worked out well in the calm winds I drove. I have not tried longer distances yet, but so far the tape and buckle stayed tight after the transporting.
I love how this works just as well as an actual rack that costs more but it's cheaper and still very efficient. I am very satisfied with the product and once I wear this one out I will defiantly continue buying this product.
I took an 8' x 10' flatbed trailer that i had purchased for this project and you Apex Kayak Carrier Foam Blocks were the ideal thing to properly secure the kayaks to the trailer. Now I know my kayaks ride safe and secure. The price was very good also.
Great product that is simple and easy to use.