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Yakima ShowDown

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Product Description

Setting a new standard for watersports racks - ShowDown is the first side loader for kayaks and SUPs. Featuring an easy-to-use slide and tilt mechanism, you can now load your kayak or paddle boards at a more convenient waist high position. The low profile ShowDown mounts easily without tools and is lockable with SKS locks. Includes all tie downs and straps.


  • Lock cores sold separately
  • Provides a low platform for easier loading and unloading of a kayak or two surf/SUP boards
  • Simple, intuitive design that conveniently slides out and tilts down
  • Folds down for a low profile when not in use
  • A light, 21 lb product weight means more capacity for your boat, especially a two-boat setup
  • Felt-covered saddles flex to the boat shape and can be positioned for a boat's width and hull shape
  • Easy, tool-free bar clamps attach to any crossbar shape
  • Compatible on many vehicles with Yakima and after-market crossbars. Requires a minimum of 60" crossbars for a two-boat set up.

Part number 8004081

Instruction Manual

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  1. Yakima ShowDown Best board rack ever!

    Posted by on 11 Jun 2018

    This rack is so easy to use, and so quick to load up-I love it! Had it over a year, use it every day.

Warranty Information

Yakima products come with a manufacturer limited lifetime warranty. For details see


Part number 8004081

Instruction Manual


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