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Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Item # Y04069
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These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount part number Y04069 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers - Y04069

  • Canoe
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Gunwale Brackets
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Yakima
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist

These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof.


Features:

  • Complete roof-mounted canoe-carrying system lets you easily transport your watercraft
  • 4 Gunwale brackets hold 1 canoe hull side up on your roof-rack crossbars
  • Durable, over-molded rubber pads on brackets stabilize and cushion your canoe's gunwales
  • Simple, tool-free installation with universal mounting hardware
    • Adjustable bail clamps and 2 T-bolt length options ensure a snug fit on your roof rack
    • Rubber padding on brackets protects your crossbars from scratches and abrasions
  • Included tie-downs and ropes help to secure your canoe to your vehicle
    • 2 Heavy-duty tie-down straps with buckle covers lash the canoe to your crossbars
    • 2 Bow and stern ropes anchor the canoe to your vehicle


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 canoe
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" wide
  • Minimum crossbar spread:
    • 24" for canoes under 14'
    • 30" for canoes over 14'
  • Bracket dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" long x 3-1/4" wide
  • Tie-down strap length: 16-1/4'
  • Bow/stern rope length: 10-1/2'
  • Limited lifetime warranty


8004069 Yakima Keel Over Rooftop Canoe Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Installation Details Y04069 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount - Y04069

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof.

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I've been using the product for two summers now and it is perfect for what I'm using it for. My canoe is an Old Town Discovery 133, it's very wide and I initially had trouble fitting it in the brackets with how relatively narrow my Rav4 is, but the instructions that came with them mentioned I could just flip them around. That worked perfectly.

I only use the brackets and the tie down straps from the kit to tie the boat to the crossbars, and then use the painter lines I put on the bow and stern of the boat to tie those to the car. That rides on the highway very easily with no shifting. With two people, the load/unload time is around 10 minutes as long as one person knows what they are doing.

This kit had exactly what I was looking for, seems built to last, and if I ever need another kit to help tie a canoe to a car then I know I can trust this product to get the job done safely and reliably.


Comments
1 year later and I havent even taken the brackets off of my car. They are still in perfect condition, dont slip, and Ive never had an issue hauling my canoe on the highway. Easiest way to transport a canoe without an actual canoe trailer.
Chad - 07/25/2020

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Easy to install and very secure.


Comments
Very good
Ned - 05/11/2022

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The canoe brackets are well made, sturdy and really cling in place on the round cross bars. We've used them several times and like them a lot. The only problem, apparently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was that it took over three months to arrive.



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I purchased the product to make it possible to haul a 30+ year-old White fiberglass canoe on the standard roof-rack of a 2013 Subaru Outback. The kit works very well, but some experimentation was involved. Due to the tapering width of the canoe, I use haul kit with the front guides reversed to face the inside of the canoe gunwhales. In the back the guides are used as intended, facing the outside of the gunwhales.



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it is a decent cheap solution to putting a canoe on a factory rack. with some fiddling around i got the brackets onto my 99 explorer crossbars. the canoe goes on easily and you can really make it very secure using all the straps and tie-downs that are included. the bad thing is it is difficult to get canoe down by yourself it has to be lifted up and over the Keelover brackets. two people- no problem



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Easy to install with Ikea-like instructions. It held a heavy 15' fiberglass canoe to the top of my 2013 Subaru perfectly for more than 1000 miles. I checked the straps at every stop and only had to tighten them once, and not very much at that. Excellent system when using the factory roof rack. Etrailer.com was great at answering my questions and ensuring that I got what I needed.



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Managers at Scheels Store were impressed with the product and how easily it adapted on the vehicle (99 GMC Yukon) and how the canoe easily mated and secured onto the carrier. It was a lot better product for carrying canoes than was offered by Cabellas or Scheels. It secured our new canoe perfectly for our drive home 65 miles away. No shifting or loosening of the tie-downs. Top Notch.



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ETrailer.com is awesome. I'm not real happy with the road Yakima is going down but I've been using their racks for over 30 years. ETrailer's service and prices are great!



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Very happy with the product. I had a hard time finding clips for my factory luggage rack that would hold my wood strip securely in place on the roof of my CRV. These clips are perfect and the price was outstanding since the kit included all of the straps as well. I've never used etrailer before but I've since bookmarked them for future use.



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In 2015 I purchased roof racks and a t hitch for my new Tahoe. The purpose was to allow me to load and haul a canoe. I love the products. Ordering and delivery could not have been easier.



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Haven't used this item yet but based on years of canoeing it looks complete.



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Just received product, but I'm enthusiastic about putting it to use to standardize my kayak transport.

Good service from etrailer.



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Product works as expected. Makes canoe transport much simpler. Delivery was faster than I expected.



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While this wasn't the product we originally ordered, this is the replacement. It works as well and secures just as easy as the older model.



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melissa and Diana were marvelous and helped me a lot.



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Great turn around from placing order to receiving product. Appreciate the follow thru.



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Ask the Experts about this Yakima Watersport Carriers



  • Will the Yakima KeelOver Canoe Carrier Fit the Factory Roof Rack on a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Yes, I checked with Yakima and the KeelOver canoe carrier # Y04069 does fit the factory roof rack on your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe. Yakima lists the roof rack capacity of the factory rack on your Santa Fe at 165 pounds. However you will want to double check with the owners manual and/or Hyundai prior to loading.
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  • Will the Yakima KeelOver fit Crossbars of the 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I checked with Yakima and they list the Keelover part # Y04069 as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon so I would recommend it for you. As long as the weight of your canoe is less than the roof capacity of your vehicle this should work well for you.
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier Fir Factory Roof Rack On 2017 Subaru Forester
    You can take a quick measurement of your crossbars on the roof of your Forester to see if the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier, part # Y04069 will work with them. The Keelover will fit crossbars with a maximum dimension of 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. If your crossbars are that size or smaller then the # Y04069 will work great on your Forester.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Carrying Kayak Upside Down on Rhino Rack Bars
    For a kayak carrier designed for securing your kayak with it facing down the KeelOver part # Y04069 would be a great option that would fit your Rhino Rack aero crossbars. This comes with straps for the front and back of the kayaks as well.
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  • Can Yakima Keelover be Used Underneath Canoe More Bar Space is Needed
    Yes, you can flip the Yakima Keelover part # Y04069 so that the housing is inside of the canoe if you like. I attached a picture I took from the instructions that shows that this is an option you have.
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  • Fitting Yakima Keel Overs to Rhino Rack HD Bars
    The Yakima Keel Overs, part # Y04069 can fit bars up to 3-1/2 inches tall by 3-1/2 inches wide, so they will fit onto the Rhino Rack HD bars that measure 1-5/8 inches wide by 1-7/8 inches tall.
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier Fit Roof Racks On Two Different Vehicles
    The Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier With Tie-Downs, Item # Y04069, is designed to have a universal fit that works with round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. To Find out if it will work with both your 2017 Toyota Tacoma and your 2014 Subaru Outback, you can take a quick measurement of the crossbars. The Keelover fits crossbars with a maximum dimension of 3-1/2 inches tall x 3-1/2 inches wide. If your crossbars are that size or smaller then the Yakima KeelOver...
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  • Roof Rack and Canoe Carrier for 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with Panoramic Roof
    Since your 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport does NOT have the factory flush side rails that run front to back I recommend Rola roof rack # 59779 because it will fit with or without the panoramic roof. This roof rack has a 110 pound capacity so the combined weight of the canoe and the carrier used for it cannot exceed 110 pounds or the roof capacity; whichever is lower. The roof rack is more than capable of handling the canoe at any legal speed limit (which can include speeds of 75 miles per...
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  • What is the Length and Bar Spread of Rola Roof Rack 59757 for a 2010 Honda Accord
    The bar spread of Rola roof rack # 59757 is 27-1/2 inches (measured from the center of one bar to the center of the other bar). Because the vehicle is wider at one end, the bars are different lengths. One is 1,015mm or 39.9 inches long. The other bar is 985mm or 38.8 inches long. You can carry a 15 foot canoe on this rack provided that the canoe is within the capacity of the 2010- Honda Accord roof (check owners manual and/or Honda). For a canoe carrier I recommend the simple Yakima...
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  • Canoe Carrier Hull Facing Down on a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107
    For a canoe carrier that would allow you to transport it with the hull facing down on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08107 that you referenced you would want the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04069. This rack is designed for transporting a kayak or canoe with the hull facing down. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Mounting Hardware Needed to Mount Older Yakima Accessories to Aero-Style Crossbars
    If you have a variety of older Yakima products that you want to mount to crossbars that are 2-1/2" wide x 3/4" tall then the Universal MightyMounts # Y03590 would be your best bet. These adapters fit a wide variety of Yakima products but they are somewhat specific. If you can let me know what products you are wanting to mount them on I can see about verifying if these will fit or what other parts you may need.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for Camper Shell on Top of 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
    For a roof rack to install on the top of your camper shell on your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 we have the Yakima HardTop SL Roof Rack # Y01618 which is designed for just what you need. Then for a canoe carrier part # Y04069 would be a great option that allows you to carry the canoe upside down.
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  • Can Yakima Rack And Roll Trailer Carry A 16 Ft Canoe
    I went to our warehouse and took some measurements of the Yakima Rack And Roll Trailer, part # Y08107. I have attached a photo of the trailer with the dimensions shown. From the center of the hitch ball coupler to the center of the front crossbar in its forward most position it measures 83 inches. The crossbars can be spread 48 inches. This would give you 1-1/2 inches of trailer behind the rear crossbar. That means 70 inches of your canoe will hang off the back of the trailer if you place...
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  • Will Two Canoes Fit On Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    The 66 inch crossbars on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106 will work great for you. It sounds like the canoes will take up almost all of the crossbars, with their widest points equaling 64-1/2 inches, but will not over-hang the bars. With the widest point of the top of the canoes equaling 59 inches, you will not have a problem fitting the canoes on the 66 inch crossbars, and as you noted, the canoes should be narrower at the mounting locations. Tie-down straps, like the Yakima...
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  • Can a Canoe Carried on the Roof be Tied Down to a Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    You can tie off the bow or stern of the canoes to a single point such as the safety chain loop on a trailer hitch or a tow hook. Provided that the canoe is secured to a safe place at the front and rear of the vehicle and cannot come loose and does not affect normal use of the vehicle you ca attached then wherever you want. Thule also has a neat item, quick loops # TH530. These tie downs have a cylinder that you would close under the hood or trunk of a vehicle while leaving the strap part...
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  • Canoe Carrier Options for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If your 2015 Subaru Outback has the factory roof rack with crossbars that run side to side then you can use the Yakima KeelOver, # Y04069, as a direct fit. If your Outback does not have factory crossbars then you can use a carrier designed for naked roofs such as # MPG156.
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  • Thule Portage or Yakima Keel Over Kayak Rack Recommendation
    Between the Thule Portage # TH819 and the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 I would go with the Portage. It is going to be easier to use and secure since it has the ratcheting tie-downs that you referenced as the pulleys. That will make securing the bow/stern tie downs much easier. Aside from that the two carriers are pretty similar, but the edge goes to the Thule because of the ratchets.
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  • Canoe Carrier Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V with Factory Crossbars
    I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend you use the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 backwards. Instead you'd want to use Swagman Exo Aero # S65145 which installs on the bars and then allows you to carry the canoe right side up and would prevent the width issues you mentioned. I attached a picture of it used to carry a kayak but it would work with a canoe in the same way.
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  • Recommendation For A Canoe Carrier That Will Attach To Factory Roof Rack On 2018 Honda CR-V
    Since your canoe is too wide for the roof rack on your new 2018 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Swagman Exo Aero Rooftop Carrier System with Tie-Downs, Item # S65145. The carrier is designed to hold 1 kayak or 1 canoe hull-side down and works with most crossbars up to 2-1/2 inches wide. The minimum crossbar spread to accommodate this system is 24 inches. It has a weight capacity of 100-lbs. It also comes with tie-down straps for the front and the rear as well as tie-down straps that secure...
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier for Factory Roof Rack of a 2011 Subaru Outback
    For a gunwhale style bracket I recommend the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount # Y04069. This does require that the canoe is slightly within the factory crossbar width. For a saddle style that does not require that, I recommend the Swagman Exo Aero Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Universal Mount # S65145. This is designed to be compatible with canoes and factory roof racks like the one on your 2011 Subaru Outback.
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    To transport your 15 foot canoe on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend first installing a complete roof rack if you do not have one already. If your Subaru has the factory raised side rails that run front to back, I recommend the Rhino Rack Vortex StealthBar Roof Rack # JA7975. These two 30-7/8 inch crossbars will mount directly to the side rails on your vehicle to provide an extremely quiet and low profile system. Then for a canoe carrier, I highly recommend the Yakima KeelOver...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Canoe Carrier on 2021 Subaru Outback with OEM Bars
    To install a canoe carrier like the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 on your 2021 Subaru Outback with the factory bars you'd have to install a set of aftermarket crossbars like the Malone rack part # MPG216 since your current bars aren't able to have this rack attach directly. This rack would attach to the current raised side rails.
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  • Roof Rack Canoe Carrier Solution for Crossbars
    Easiest solution might be a roof rack canoe carrier like the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 which comes with attachments that hold the canoe to the crossbars and then straps that hold the front and back of the boat.
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  • Canoe Carrier Recommendation for Use on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    Due to the small size of the Yakima Rack and Roll trailers like the part # Y08107 you really can't tie the bow and stern to anything and have it be very effective. Most people just secure the kayaks/canoes with the straps that run around the outside of the boat and that works just fine. For a canoe carrier that would allow you to transport it on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08107 that you referenced you would want the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier # INA446.
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