The 849000 Hull-A-Port Aero is Thule's premium vertical kayak carrier. The vertical support folds down with one hand for aerodynamic efficiency and to greatly improve overhead clearance while not in use.
This carrier is for those seeking the a cleaner, more integrated attachment, the Hull-A-Port Aero includes square headed bolts for T-track load bar mounting on Thule's WingBar Evo, AeroBlade, AeroBlade EDGE and the Thule Xsporter truck rack.
Lock cylinder housings are built in to each carrier, just plug in Thule's lock cylinders to provide a strong theif deterrant for the carriers. Thule also offers 10 foot locking straps to extend the security to the kayak as well.
Quickly raise or fold when not in use using the convenient front release handle
Easily manage load straps while strapping down the kayak using the integrated StrapCatch
Kayaks are protected during transit due to the durable and soft rubber padding
GENERAL GUIDELINES - Load bars should be a minimum of 24" apart with a maximum of 36" apart. Kayak must be no heavier than 75 pounds..
KAYAK INSTALLATION - Load kayak into the carrier and position it evenly between the two supports. - Slide buckle bumper up strap to expose strap buckle. - Route straps as illustrated. - Pull strap firmly to secure boat to carrier. - Slide buckle bumper down over buckle. - Tie off loose end of strap.
KAYAK INSTALLATION - A. Carefully attach hook to end of rope. - B. Secure bow and stern line hooks to the vehicles tow hooks or other secure mounting points. Failure to do so may result in loss of kayak from vehicle.
The maximum load specified in the assembly instructions is not to be exceeded. However, this limit is always subordinate to the maximum load recommended by the manufacturer of the car itself. It is always the lower maximum recommended load that applies. Max roof load = load carrier weight + any fitted carrier accessories + the weight of the load itself.