Thule 579XT Canoe Carrier

Holds a canoe on your Thule roof rack

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Thule's 579XT Canoe Carrier secures your canoe to your Thule roof rack with soft padded bases and strong tightening straps. Plastic buckle bumpers protect your canoe and car from scrapes. Tie-down rope and hooks for the bow and stern of your boat ensure that your load stays stable even when you're driving fast. All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks.

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  • padded cradles offer maximum stability and a soft, comfortable resting place for your canoe
  • includes tie downs, straps, hooks, and buckle protectors
  • compatible with Thule square load bars only
  • quick and easy mounting design
  • impact resistant and long lasting engineered resin construction
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 4 Bases with pad
  • Four 3-wing knobs
  • 4 Carriage bolts
  • 2 Straps
  • 2 Buckle bumpers
  • 2 Ratchets with hook
  • 2 Hooks
  • 2 Attachment straps
  • Two 1/4" rope
  • Instructions

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Overview: The Thule 579xt - Canoe Carrier feature padded cradles which offer maximum stability and a soft, comfortable resting place for your canoe. The 579xt features a quick and easy mounting design. It includes one pair ratcheting tie downs, two straps and buckle protectors.

Padded Cradles: The Thule's 579xt's padded cradles provide maximum stability for the canoe and added protection for the gunwales.

Compatibility: The Thule 579xt is made for Thule Square bars only.

Note: All long loads such as, but not limited to, sailboards, surfboards, kayaks, canoes and lumber must be tied down front and rear to the bumpers or tow hooks of the vehicle.

Construction: The Thule 579xt features impact resistant and long lasting, engineered resin construction.

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