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Give your kayak a premium ride with the WB400. It exquisitely integrates into your car’s design while conserving valuable space atop your crossbars by securely carrying boats vertically. The WB400 also features SmartLoad slide-out arms for easier loading and unloading.
- SmartLoad slide-out arms aid in loading and unloading
- Premium elastomer padding cushions and protects boat
- Includes premium tie-down straps, and bow & stern tie down ropes with ratcheting pulley
- QuickDock technology mounts in seconds to all Whispbar rack systems
Whispbar WB400 J Cradle Kayak Carrier Looks great, works as advertised, some things to be aware of though
Posted by Steve T. on 26 Sep 2017
Since I was already purchasing the Whispbar Flush Mount Roof Rack, I also purchased the WB400 J Cradle Kayak Carrier to maintain the same look. The cradle has no problems securing the kayak with the appropriate straps and tie-downs. Ironically the padding makes it a little more difficult to push the kayak upright once in the cradles.
Some things to be aware of. Without a kayak and the cradle in the closed position, there is a tendency for the cradle to lift and open at higher speeds (>65mph). There isn't a click mechanism to secure the cradle arm down. Also, when locked with the SKS key, the lever furthest from the lock isn't locked, but the closest lever is, though there is some give with even the closest lever.
Overall, a good price for a kayak cradle to keep the overall Whispbar look. The price is lower than the Yakima JayLow and Bowdown cradles that also fold down when not used.
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