Cleveland, OH

Device to lift a kayak onto a standard car carrier

The Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School InvenTeam invented a device to lift a kayak from the ground onto a roof carrier on top of a car. The device is powered by a standard 12 V car outlet which lifts the kayak onto the roof rack in under 30 seconds. The only human power required is to strap the hoist lines onto the kayak which are secured with Velcro. This invention makes it possible for people who cannot lift their kayak to continue participating in an activity they enjoy.

Recent Team Blogs

April 29, 2017
It’s spring! Currently, we focused on building our prototype and making changes to the design to make sure our invention moves smoothly. We ran into a minor problem with a shipping company but with a little communication with the company, it was taken care of. The biggest obstacle this...
December 23, 2016
Hi Everyone, There has been so much happening in the last few weeks that it has all been a blur.  As we see the days tick off the calendar the reality of it all is setting in.  The frustration is real, and often, but the "Eureka" moments more than make up for them.  Our team is...