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AA-Racks J-Bar Rack

AA-Racks J-Bar Rack


The AA-Racks J-Bar Rack for Kayak Canoe Boat Carrier is a custom designed rack that offers added security and easier installation. The rack features custom designed bolts that provide additional security during transportation and make installation a breeze.

The rack is made of steel, ensuring durability and strength. It also comes with adjustable padding, which not only provides carrying strength but also protects the kayak from damage during transportation.

One of the standout features of this rack is its wide mouth J bar design. This design makes loading and unloading the kayak much easier, saving you time and effort.

Included with the rack are heavy-duty securing ratchet straps. These straps are designed to tightly secure your kayak or canoe during transportation. They are 16 ft long, providing ample length for securing your watercraft. The straps have been tested to withstand up to 2200 lbs of pressure, ensuring the safety of your kayak or canoe.

Additionally, the rack includes ratchet kayak and canoe bow and stern tie-down straps. These adjustable rope hangers, measuring 1/4' x 10', have a weight capacity of 300 lbs per pair. They offer an extra layer of security and stability during transport.

It is important to note that this product includes one set of universal kayak canoe car top carrier racks. However, the crossbars shown in the pictures are not included.

Here are some FAQs about the product:

How much clearance do I need between the roof rack crossbar and the roof of the vehicle? About two inches is needed to place the brackets on the crossbars.

What is the difference between the 305 and 315 models? The 305 and 315 models are identical in terms of the racks and ratchet tie downs. The difference lies in the addition of canoe ties in the 315 model. These ties attach to the bow and stern of a canoe and help stabilize it during transportation.

What is the benefit of transporting the kayak semi-upright like this instead of flat on an existing rack? Transporting the kayak in a semi-upright position saves space, allowing you to carry multiple kayaks. It also makes it easier to grab the kayak when it is in an upright position.

The ratchet strap ends included with this mount are too small to attach to the mount bars. How do you use them? Some customers have reported issues with the attachment devices not securing properly to their roof racks. It is recommended to ensure compatibility before purchase to avoid any issues.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much clearance do i need between the roof rack crossbar and the roof of the vehicles ?

About two inches to place the brackets on the crossbars.

Difference betwern the 305 and 315 model?

305 and 315 models are identical in the racks and ratchet tie downs, what makes the 315 different from the 305 is the addition of canoe ties that attach to the bow and stern of a canoe; typically the canoe ties from the front bumper of the vehicle the rack is mounted, to the canoe. The stern of the canoe is tied to the rear bumper. This keeps the canoe from turning on top of the rack, stabilize the canoe.

Not specifically about this product, but - what's the benefit of transporting the kayak semi-upright like this, instead of flat on an existing rack?

It saves room so you can carry 2 kayaks and also easier to grab in the up right position

The ratchet straps ends included w/ this mount are are too small to even attach to this mount bars, much less my roof rack. How do you use them?

I experienced a similar fate. The attachment device did not secure to my Yackamier cross bar. Buying cheap did not payoff for me.