Yakima Mako Saddles with Tie Down

Yakima Mako Saddles with Tie Down
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Rating of 3.8/5 on 4 reviews
Product Code: 204037
Status: Discontinued
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Yakima Mako Saddles are designed for stability and protection of sea kayaks, recreational and whitewater boats. Mako Saddles are sold in pairs so you can make a set with HullyRollers, sold separately, or by ordering another pair of Makos Saddles.


  • Includes 2 Saddles, Bow/Stern Tie Down Strap to complete kayak stability
  • Form-fitting cradle conforms to any hull shape
  • Boat slides on and off easily
  • Dynaflex pads feature a soft flexibility to grip the boat hull
  • Tightening strap gives you complete control over the level of grip
  • Sold in pairs to provide options for Makos and HullyRollers
  • Padded buckle protects your boat and your vehicle
  • Includes Mako anti-scuff pads to provide superior protection of your hull
  • Installs on to both Thule square and Yakima round bars out of the box
  • Also compatible with factory crossbars with the purchase of MightMounts, sold separately


Weight: 2.75lbs

Length (carton): 10.25"

Width (carton): 7.75"

Height (carton): 5"

UPC: 736745040376

Manufacturer: Yakima

Manufacturer Part Number: 8004037

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These saddles securely hold my 17 foot kayak. The flexible sides form well to the walls and the straps are easy to attach.

2010 Ford F150


Hulley rollers & Mako saddles are the only way to go. I am 5'5" tall and my Xterra is high. With the rollers I simply lift the bow of my 55 lb. kayak onto the rollers, push in place and tie down. Other racks require 2 people to lift and position. A little extra padding to protect boat would be a suggestion.

2003 Nissan Xterra


If you have a composite kayak you MUST get the extra and expensive pads. No matter what Yakima says the makos will scratch your gelcoat.


Solid construction, easy to install/remove, and boat friendly. When not in use, they can be pitched back for less wind resistance on the highway without having to be removed. These would've scored a 5 if they came with the adhesive pads by default. Although these saddles are very tough, I still don't like the idea that the straps don't loop under the cross-bars. Your boat completely depends on the saddles to not break while going down the road!

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara


Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-888-440-5556

Absolutely. It's the law for a reason, it's the only safe way to carry your boats. Many of our canoe and kayak racks come with tie downs, if not you can buy them separately.

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