The Single Kayak Boat Rack works safely and easily with fishing boats and other center console boats to carry a single kayak or extra large paddleboard up to 10" thick. The rack slides directly into your fishing rod holders and makes loading and unloading your kayak a breeze, all while saving you space on your boat and keeping your kayak protected. When you're not using the rack to store your kayak, simply remove the rack arms and your rod holders are accessible.
The Single Kayak Boat Rack is a set of 2 rack arms. As you'll notice in the pictures, the rack arms are completely padded to cradle and protect your kayak from dings and damages during your boat ride. Also, a sturdy, adjustable strap attaches from the bottom to the top of each rack arm to strap your kayak securely in place on boat trips. You can tuck your paddle under the straps, too.
How robust is this rack? A common concern we hear is that the rack will fail (break) in heavy chop when the boat is being tossed around. These racks have been tested at 60 mph in 3' chop and performed flawlessly. They're constructed of high grade aluminum and stainless steel and are powder-coated to withstand saltwater abuse. The padding is SeaDek, a marine shock absorber that's designed for use on boats. It will keep your boards safe from damage in any sea you and your boat can handle.
Is this designed for a kayak or paddleboard? You may have already seen our other SUP listings and have some confusion. This listing is designed specifically for kayaks, but also works well for extra thick paddleboards. The carrying width of this listing is 10", so kayaks or paddleboards 10" or less will fit. If your paddleboard(s) is of a more standard size it may fit too easily into this rack, so will not be as secure. For these paddleboards we recommend our Double Paddleboard Boat Rack or Single SUP Rack for Center Console Fishing Boats.
PLEASE READ, IMPORTANT FOR FIT. Will this rack fit my boat's rod holders? The rack is available in 2 options: (i) to fit 15 degree flush mounted rod holders or (ii) to fit 30 degree flush mounted rod holders. The relevant angle is not how the rod holders sit on the gunnel, but top to bottom. Don't know what angle your rod holders are? Download the Angle Meter App: For Android or iPhone Angle Meter App to determine the angle. The rack fits rod holders that are 8.5" or shorter. For rod holders with a depth between 8.5" and 10.5" our Rack Extension may be used. Contact us for help if your boat has longer rod holders or happens to have rod holders of different angles.
Once installed, you can rotate the two arms to create storage spaces parallel with the side of your boat. The rack arms should be spaced approximately 2 to 4 feet apart on your boat to ensure best rack stability.
Will this rack fit my kayak or paddleboard?
Length Any length kayak fits this boat rack - the limit to size is the length of your boat.
Thickness The kayak or paddleboard can be up to 10" thick at the point where it meets the rack arms.
Weight Up to 100 lbs.
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