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Thule Hullovator Gas Lift Kayak Loader
THULE 897XT Hullavator - Gas Lift Kayak Loader
For many solo and tandem paddlers, one of the biggest challenges they face isn’t on the water, but the loading of their boat on their vehicle. Thule, the world leading manufacturer of sport racks and car carrying solutions, is introducing Hullavator that reduces the power needed to load a boat to the roof of vehicle by 50%.
“As easy as our current carrier systems are to load and unload, the fact of the matter is that in most cases the boat still needs to be lifted above the paddler’s head to load the boat on to the vehicle,” said Steve Doviak, Marketing Manager Thule Inc. “With the Hullavator, the boat only needs to be lifted to about waist height and the loader provides the extra muscle to make loading and unloading a breeze no matter your height or strength.”
The Hullavator features a gas strut that assists the loading and unloading. It can be attached to any Thule rack system and takes up only 28 inches of the load bar, leaving plenty of room for other gear carrying accessories. The lift system functions without any contact to the vehicle and reduces traditional loading height by more than 3 feet.
The Hullavator will be capable of carrying all types of kayaks and will come with an installed cradle assembly and tie downs.
The award winning kayak lift system has been enhanced and now offers greater boat capacity and protection with a more robust latch mechanism. More robust, user-friendly latch mechanism ensures carrier stays down when loading/unloading, and securely on roof for transport. Improved boat protection with oversized, integrated padded support. The new kayak carrier is Available Now.