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  If the boat is long enough one
  Posted by: rpg51 on Sep-01-13 8:30 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Sep-02-13 9:25 AM EST --

way is to use something like the yakima extension or whatever they call in. I have had great luck with that system - you are never lifting more than half the weight of the boat and it really is easy to get a boat up on the roof of the car or truck.

Here is a youtube video that shows the method. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHttmdifr_8

It works well with cars but also with high vehicles like the van depicted or trucks. Also works whether you are loading onto J Cradles, foam blocks or other rack system. Low tech and almost zero chance to damage the vehicle in the process of loading. Also works well with canoes.

If you are using an open bed pick up like I often do this rack has a sliding loading bar built in on both sides. http://www.castlecraft.com/truck_racks.htm

I bought one of these about 10 years ago and it has been excellent. It is an extremely versatile rack system.


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