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ljramsey 08-20-2011 07:00 AM

Bow tie down points for securing a kayak
 
I am a new Jeep owner (about 12 days) and really enjoying the wealth of knowledge on this forum.

I have installed a Thule top rack system with Yakima's Bowdown kayak carrier. I am having trouble finding a spot to secure the bow tie down on my WK2. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with this?

Thank you.

moosehead 08-20-2011 07:30 AM

Re: Bow tie down points for securing a kayak
 
Lj, if you are a frequent boater, your best bet may be to install the tow hooks for bow tie downs. Below is a how to link.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...w+hook+install

I assume you are using the hitch for the stern straps?

dcanzalone 08-20-2011 09:32 AM

Re: Bow tie down points for securing a kayak
 
There are 2 holes under the front, just past the removable air dam. My ratchet straps hook right into them.

ljramsey 08-20-2011 11:02 AM

Re: Bow tie down points for securing a kayak
 
Thank you for the suggestions. I will explore both options. And yes, I plan to use the receiver hooks for the stern tie down.

Lee

Andrew Klossner 08-23-2011 04:18 PM

Re: Bow tie down points for securing a kayak
 
I use the front tow hooks for the bow tiedowns. Those rings are thick; I had to make an extra trip to the store and buy two of the largest size locking carabiner.

markp99 08-23-2011 09:38 PM

Re: Bow tie down points for securing a kayak
 
Whatever solution you use, be sure the ropes/straps get a little padding if they contact the front edge of the hood.


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