No hands method to load and unload a Wavewalk

Late this season Al Arioli purchased a W500. He is working on a plan to add a rowing system for the coming spring such that he will be facing in the direction of travel rather than the traditional method where you are always looking where you’ve been.

In the meantime, Al has devised a method to get his Wavewalk on and off of his Prius (see car-topping story W kayak attached on top of Toyota Prius at the Wavewalk blog) without even touching it!

The system is  effective and low-cost. Just some rope, a few pulleys and some 2 lengths of dowel.

The suspended Wavewalk
The suspended Wavewalk
Detail of pipe slipped between handles
Detail of dowel slipped between handles

 

Close-up of pulley system
Close-up of pulley system

Al just pulls into the garage, slides the dowels under the handles at each end of his W500 and pulls the rope. When its time to head out he just reverses the process.

Simple is best. Thanks Al!

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