Part III explores the variety of roof rack accessories like J-Cradles and Stackers and how to use them – The third in a series on roof racks and the car topping of kayaks By Tom Holtey-Original Kayak Customization & Care Articles by Professionals-TopKayaker. The Folding J Style Kayak Carrier is designed to transport your kayak or canoe on the side to save space allowing for a second watercraft to be mounted on the other side of your roof racks dependant on the length of your crossbars. 2 cradles, stainless steel hardware, rubber tube padding and 4 tie down straps. Find great deals on eBay for Kayak J Rack in Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting Accessories. 2 Pair Boat Surf Ski kayak Car SUV Top Carrier J-Bar Rack With Strap Universal.
The SportRack J-Stacker is a roof mounted kayak carrier covered by a 3 year limited warranty. Included with the J-Stacker kayak carrier are two cam buckle straps to secure the kayak to the rack, as well as a pair of bow/stern ropes to attach the the bow and stern of your kayak to your vehicle. 2 bow and stern safety tie-downs, 2 Jawx universal-fit mounting blocks and 60mm and 70mm attachment bolts with T-knobs. J bars, which will cradle your precious open canoe or sea kayak, increase the contact area to spread the load and hold them firmly in place on their side.
The Yakima JayLow allows you to carry 1 boat in J-cradle position or 2 boats in vertical position, and folds down when not in use. The Yakima HullRaiser with Tie Downs kayak racks are a great alternative to saddles. For one sea kayak that might mean one of the roof rack bars has a horizontal pull-out extension.