Yakima HullRaiser Aero Kayak Rack Customer Reviews
7 Customer Reviews
Creeking down Class IV whitewater rapids can be hair-raising. Transporting your kayak to your starting point doesn’t have to be when you load your boat into a Yakima HullRaiser Aero Kayak Rack. This ingenious kayak berth keeps your vessel firmly planted to your roof for safe traveling, even if you’re headed to dangerous destinations.
Your kayak should be gliding over water, not sailing off your roof on the highway. That’s why Yakima designed your HullRaiser Aero Kayak Rack with a triple-shot of security. First, the pair of heavy-duty straps with padded buckles fuse your kayak into the cradles. Then, the bow and stern lines stabilize the nose and tail of your vessel. Lastly, the generous padding in the J-Cradles lets you tighten down the straps without harming your hull.
The versatile Yakima HullRaiser Aero mounts to both round and square crossbars, as well as most factory roof racks. The space-saving J-Cradles also leave plenty of extra room for mounting cargo carriers, bikes or a second kayak. Lifetime Warranty.
7 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Bernie M (Ballston Spa, NY) Reviewed for a 2011 Chevy Traverse — Jul 31, 2013 5:50 PM
This rack handles my new Perception 13.5 foot sit on top kayak perfectly. Easily mount to the factory cross bars. The quick release bolt makes removal a snap. My first use was a 200 mile road trip on the highway. I'm very pleased with this rack.
Reviewed by Jessica H (Chicago, IL) Reviewed for a 2011 Mazda 3 — Jun 14, 2013 1:15 PM
I bought the Yakima HullRaiser for my sit-on-top kayak and it fit my 2011 Mazda3 hatchback factory bars no problem! It was VERY easy to install and it is very solid. It is the quality you would expect from Yakima...good stuff. I wish locks would've come with it and that is the only reason I didn't give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed by David L (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) Reviewed for a 2010 Honda Odyssey — Apr 16, 2013 9:37 AM
It was very easy to setup and configure. Within a few days of receiving the rack we used it to take the kayak on a road trip. It performed very well. There were no problems.
Reviewed by Frank G (BEVERLY, MA) Reviewed for a 2012 Toyota RAV4 — Apr 10, 2012 5:59 AM
The rack arrived very quickly in a well packaged box. I installed the racks on my Rav4 roof cross bars in a matter of minutes. Couldn't ask for better service and quality. I'll probably buy another set of Yakima racks for my wife's kayak.
Reviewed by Ralph W (Phoenix, AZ) Reviewed for a 2003 GMC Yukon — May 28, 2011 4:14 PM
Purchased two sets of hull raisers and installed them on my GMC Yukon. Assembly was very simple as was the installation on the Yukon. This is not a knock on the hull raisers but the kayaks are very high when mounted on a Yukon, and a little hard to load. Next time I will opt for a set of hully rollers from Yakima which would be easier to load on a high vehicle.
Reviewed by Andy H (Ringgold, VA) Reviewed for a 2011 Subaru Outback — Jan 12, 2011 4:10 PM
Easy to load boats, even without additional help. With 2 sets of mounts, I can carry 2 boats on my factory cross bars. Looked at the BIGSTACK from Yakima, but it looked like I might need an additional person to hold one boat, while I loaded the other.
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Asked by Anonymous
Feb 17, 2013 3:21 PM
2005 Honda CR-V
Does this system work with the CRV oval crossbars?
Answered by Nathan S. — Feb 18, 2013 3:33 PM
Hi, The Yakima HullRaiser Aero Kayak Rack should fit fine.flag Accept Answer