Water Craft Carriers

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Thule 896 DockGlide Kayak Carrier ($299*)

*Free Delivery in Australia

The Thule 986 DockGlide is Thule's latest general use watercraft carrier for rear loading of kayaks. Suitable for firmly holding either a kayak. With a T-bolt attachment the carriers slide into the top channel found in many crossbars currently available.

Thule DockGrip with kayak on car

The front cradles are self adjusting to firmly grip the hull. The rear pads allow for the hull to slide from the rear.

Thule DockGrip cradles

The front cradles have an off-centre pivot so they can be set up for carrying either a deep-v or flat bottom hull profile.

Thule DockGrip carrying SUP

The kit is supplied with a pair of 4 metre tie down straps with rubber covers for the buckles to protect the kayak or car roof from any chance of dings.

Thule DockGrip features

Compatible with these roof racks:

What you get

Link to DockGlide fitting instructions Fitting instructions

What Steve thinks......

The Thule DockGrip is of a typical high quality that you would expect from Thule. The off centre pivot give the cradles a versatile shape which confirm well to a variety of hull profiles. The cradles are quick to fit and do the job well.

One of my criticisms of previous Thule kayak cradles was they did not include front and rear tie down straps although making their use mandatory in the instructions. The new DockGrip does include front and rear ties. Unfortunately they are really just a length of cord and a metal hook requiring the user to tie a secure knot under tension. This is a solution but is a bit disappointing for a premium product.

tie down kayak front and rear