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 Post subject: Nautic Kayak Lifter
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:05 am 
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Location: Bundaberg QLD, Australia
Anyone using a Nautic Kayak Lifter to load their Islands? Do you load it fully assembled? How does it perform overall?

http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products/sp ... lifter_nkl

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 Post subject: Re: Nautic Kayak Lifter
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:40 pm 
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Location: Victoria, Australia
I have the rhino rack one and a car just like the one in the photo, so it has to lift the boat up over 2 metres.
The winch mechanism copes with the weight fully loaded easily. I use an 18v cordless drill.
The adjustable side loading posts however look to be at the limit and I broke the rivets on one of them under load.
I think the whole thing is only rated up to 80kgs...
The centre Hull gets deformed on the 2 bars just as it it’s about to come onto the roof but it’s only for a couple of seconds.
I do like being able to control the speed of getting it off the roof.
I only ever loaded it with amas all connected, so fully loaded excluding seats.

In the end I bought a trailer as I found trying to tie it down on the roof to be a pain in the proverbial.

You can also get a few scratches and scrapes on the Hull if loading from bitumen.as it drags the Hull along the ground.


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 Post subject: Re: Nautic Kayak Lifter
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:53 am 
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I use a “BoatHoist” same principle as the one above but all aluminum - no plastic parts. Mine was designed for a tinny but they now make one for kayaks.

I use a trailer most of the time and only have the BoatHoist for when we tow the caravan.

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 Post subject: Re: Nautic Kayak Lifter
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:36 pm 
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I should have added you will need a full charge on your cordless drill to power the supplied winch.
I use an 18v (I think it has a 2Ah battery), and I only get ~2 offloads and loads on the 1 charge.


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