I'm shopping for a new yoke on a budget and wondering how comfortable the ash ones are from Mad River ($30)? I've also seen some more sculpted ones from Alain Rheaume on eBay that look like they will carry a heavy load more comfortably, but will cost me about $90 delivered.
I'm not going to be using these for paddling, but to haul two 5-gallon buckets of dirt up and down the hill to my garden. I used a yoke before at a backwoods ski hut to haul water, and it worked well to carry 80 - 100 lbs.
Thanks for the advice for this off-paddling topic.