Quick Draw Kayak Roof Rack Tiedown
|Thule Quick Draw Ratcheting Bow/Stern Tiedowns - Secure your boat's bow and stern quickly and easily with the Quick Draw tiedowns from Thule. A simple ratchet system lets you do away with bungee cords and time-consuming knots. Simply hook into the bow and stern of your boat, and adjust the tension & drive away. Don't let wind and speed shift your boat around. Use the Thule Quick Draw tiedowns to keep your boat securely in place.
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These are great! Before I purchased the quick draw tie downs - I tried using straps for bow and stern anchoring. I found the straps very difficult to use. The tie downs are very easy to use even for a novice. They are also much better in your field of vision that wider straps. These are definitely worth the investment!
I've used these IN ADDITION to cam straps on my roof rack. I've been on a couple of trips and the longest was 400 miles each way. On the trip I just so happened to be in a VERY bad storm, with 60 mph crosswinds in addition to me traveling down the highway and they held up just fine. When you first get them you thread the rope through the ratchet assembly. There's an arrow molded into the plastic indicating which way the rope should go and the entrance and exit hole are the same size as the rope so it appears to be impossible to get this mixed up. The ratchet itself has a simple mechanism for you to release the tension when you're ready to, simply by pushing up on it. Each assembly comes with 2 hooks, although I only use 1 of them. The end with the removable hook I simply tie to the tow hooks under the car.
Quick Draw Ratcheting Tiedowns by Thule for Kayaking
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