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  Loading your boat.
  Posted by: windriderjr on Oct-10-12 1:34 PM (EST)
 

I bought a Sea Eagle SE370 inflatable and used it for most of the paddling season. It was OK for the price but as I said to my friend, it was a "gateway drug" :) Near the end of the season, I bought a used boat that is much better. The inflatable was slow and didn't track well. The new boat, a sit-on-top, is much better and I can keep up with my friends.

I saw a video on youtube that might help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SN55Jfu94c

I don't use that method, I have a folding ladder that I fully extend and lean on the back of my truck cap. I then simply push the boat up the ladder onto the roof rack. I then make the ladder into an inverted V and use it to adjust and tie down the boat.

Here's a link to the ladder I use:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100658952/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=ladders&storeId=10051#.UHWxlZiHK7w

Good luck.

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