It sounds like youre in the market for the Thule Hullavator ($549; thule.com). This ingenious device, which can be attached to any Thule or Yakima rack system, uses gas struts to do the heavy lifting for you, which reduces the power needed to lift a boat by 50 percent and the average height you need to hoist it up by 40 inches. Heres how it works: With grip handles, rotate the Hullavator from the top to the side of your car and lock it into position.
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