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Boat Loader. Side Loading.
Boat Loader. Side Loading. - $1,590.00

Boat Loader. Side Loading.


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Side Boat Loader (RSBL). Price does not include vehicle specific roof racks.


The Rhino Rack Side Boat Loader is a revolutionary product designed to take the hard back breaking work out of lifting your small boat on and off your vehicle's roof. The side boat loader is the perfect solution for carrying a tinnie whilst towing a caravan or trailer. With simple one man operation you can easily winch your tinny up & down from your vehicle with a battery powered cordless drill (Rhino recommends 18 volt drill). The side boat loader can be used on a range of vehicles including 4WD's, Low roof camper vans and station wagons.

Take the hassle and pain out of loading your tinnie with the Rhino Rack Side Boat Loader.

Loads from passenger side of vehicle
Uses a hand drill for effortless loading
Can be fitted to cross bars 1250mm and up
Best with boats up to 12 feet in length; maximum weight 80 kilos
Great way to carry your boat and tow at the same time
Fits a range of vehicles
** Price does not include roof racks or fitting

How does it work?

The basic principle is in dragging the boat up two ramps set at approx a 50 deg angle to the ground and over the top of the vehicle by means of a 40/1 worm drive gear which turns the winding roller. Ropes are attached to the far side of the boat and also 2 shorter gunnel ropes are attached to the near side. When lifting commences, the boat is “flipped” over and then slides up in the inverted position.

The unloading is in real terms opposite to the loading procedure. The worm gear is put into reverse mode and a short amount of slack is generated in the winding lines. With the boat resting on very slippery main support bar, one hand is used to gently push the boat approx 100mm until the gunnel goes over  the curve of the upper ramp. From then on gravity takes over. Depending on the angle of the ramps, the boat may need some assistance in its final reverse flip back down to the ground if it does not have the sufficient weight in the keel in relation to the boat angle. Continue unwinding the lifting lines and develop another say 400mm of slack. Then by hand gently push the boat “over centre”. After this the boat will continue lowering by itself to its final resting position right way up on the ground. Detach the 4 x snap shackles  and your in business. 
The key requirement in loading and unloading is that the vehicle must be on level ground as the ramp structure and main support cross bars are extremely slippery. Should this not be the situation, the boat will slew around somewhat and vehicle damage may result. A second person can always be used in adverse conditions to stabilise and stop any forward or rear excessive slippage


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  • Model: RSBL
  • 4 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: RHINO RACK

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 10 July, 2010.