If we've said it once, we've said it 1,000 times: Launching and loading a boat can be a real pain in the ass. Even if you know what you're doing (and we've all seen what happens to folks who DON'T know what they're doing), it can be a real hassle to wait around for a crowded boat ramp to open up. Not to mention, it can be a time-consuming and dangerous process, especially if you're by yourself.
Well, if you check out the above video, someone went ahead and invented a product that seems to have eliminated some of the stress of a manual boat loading and launching attempt. It's called the Rope-A-Boat, and the system actually looks pretty awesome in action. Check it out!
If you're interested in learning more about the Rope-A-Boat, here are a few specs on the system, provided by Quality Mark, Inc.
The Rope-A-Boat system includes: A wireless remote controlled 3,000 lb electric trailer winch with LED light. Automatic bow latch, Winch strap, rope system, and heavy duty adjustable guide ons.
Bow step heavy duty folding adjustable boarding ladder. The Bow step folds in for low profile during storage or while traveling. The Bow step makes boarding and loading of gear onto any boat safer, easier and convenient. Put an end to balancing and walking the tight rope of the trailer tongue, or climbing wet slippery trailer fenders.
Launch alert allows you to determine the correct water line required for launching and loading your boat. The wireless receiver plugs into the tow vehicle power source and gives and audible Beep when the sensor contacts the water.
The wireless sensor mounts to the inside of the trailer frame with double sided foam tape. Launch alert installs in minutes. No more telling the driver to pull forward or comeback. Launch alert gives you the perfect depth every time you back into the ramp, speeding up the launching and loading process at busy ramps. The compact wireless system includes batteries.
Sounds like a pretty decent set-up, right?
Even if you prefer launching or loading a boat by yourself, or with the help of a few buddies, I'm sure you know a boater who could use a Rope-A-Boat. I could think of at least a couple folks who would need this...