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Amazon Price: $31.61 $30.00 You save: $1.61 (5%). (as of February 12, 2019 6:32 am –
Use this Seattle Sports cradle lock to secure your boat to our wall cradles or car-top carriers. With a sheathed 6 mm (appx 1/4 in.) cable and an easy-to-use lock, our kayak cradle lock will give you peace of mind, wherever you store your boat. Fits boats up to 18 ft.
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
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- Item model number: 58424
Easier to use than my Lasso Security Cable
The cable is thin, but the locking mechanism makes it easier to use than my Lasso Kayak Security Cable. With the Lasso, the looped ends are sized (large, by the way), and you need to wrap the excess around your roof rack too many times to shorten it up before locking. With the Seattle lock, you can control how large/small the loop ends are, and you slide the second cable through the lock mechanism until the cable is taut. Super easy!
Purchased this lock to provide security for our kayaks while on our car so that when we stop over at motels we feel our kayaks will be safer. We also use them to secure our kayaks when we have to leave them so we can drive our car down stream and ride our bikes back up stream. This allows us to only drive one car and still be able to paddle down stream. It is easy to use and not bulky.
i’m very pleased with this purchase. I’ve been using it to lock down my kayak while i’m out and about before and after hitting the water. I also use it to keep my roof racks locked down. The thickness is great, as well as the lock.
Turns out that I didn’t need it for my Hobie but owners of other brands may find this useful
I purchased this lock to secure my Hobie kayak at a public dock near my apartment. I would be lying if I said that I used it more than once, as I found that it was easier to simply run a long cable lock through the Hobie drive unit cut-outs. That being said, if you have a kayak that does not have a scupper hole or other option, then this product will probably be useful to you. Just keep in mind that it can take a few minutes to figure out how the two cables connect to secure your kayak.
perfect for locking up my kayaks
I needed something to protect my investment in two higher end kayaks and this cradle lock turned out to be the perfect solution. I don’t have any negatives so i’ll delve straight into the positives.
I like this. Cable is thick enough and the locking …
I like this. Cable is thick enough and the locking system looks fine. I know if someone is smart enough, they’ll find a way to get my yak. This however is good enough for the snatch and grabs along with the not so smart thieves. Great to feel kayak is locked up without thinking about it every 5 mi while you wine, dine, or whatever it is you do after kayaking 🙂
These work simply and as advertised. I have two …
These work simply and as advertised. I have two, and mostly use them to secure two kayaks to the roof rack if we have to park somewhere overnight. The only issue that I have had is that I have to wrap the cable twice around my kayaks to avoid a lot of loose cable to avoid loose ends if traveling. This is not a big problem.
Does not fit my 17 1/2 foot Impex.
The ad claims it will fit up to an 18 foot kayak but I found this is be a little over optimistic! You need to consider the rocker on your boat. My Impex Serenity has fairly pronounced rocker on the bow and stern so the cable was about 4 inches short. I was, however, able to use it on my wife’s Valley Aquanaut LV which has less pronounce rocker and less volume. For this boat the cable lock works great. I carry my boats on a Kayak trailer with a rack system similar to Thule or Yakima rack and Yakima Mako Saddles. I will try to use different configurations with my Impex to see if I can outsmart this thing but will probably have to find a different solution for this boat!
Difficult to use / False sense of security
This kayak cradle lock is poorly designed. The chain is very difficult to get tight enough that it either can’t be either slipped off the end OR allow the entire kayak to be pulled through, depending on where it is positioned. I finally gave up and just looped the chain thru the kayak seat, like a bicycle chain, which is not very secure.
High quality, easy to use
Clever design, very smooth locking mechanism. I have used this on a handful of occasions in the last two months and am very pleased with its performance. It has been left in the rain and so far shows no signs of rust. The cable could be cut with the right tools, but it is an effective deterrent and holds securely when locked.