I recently made an assisted rescue 3 step stirrup for canoes or rec-kayaks or a mixture of each going both ways of rescue. We have a 14”7 canoe and a 10’ rec-kayak we will be testing on if the water ever goes down and clears up from the record rains here.
I wanted to start a thread on just this. I showed it a little in a different thread but don’t think many viewed it.
A normal stirrup attaches to a thwart on a canoe or around the coaming of kayak and then the second boater holds down on the far side away from the person trying to enter with a foot in the stirrup for a boast up. It pulls down on the boat being entered rotating it unless the other person is really leaning over and putting a lot of their weight down.
This stirrup reaches across and hooks into the other boat locking both boats together when weight is applied to the stirrup. Then both the weight of the other boat and the other person is keeping the far side of the rescued boat from coming up.
At least that’s the theory. I hope to get out this week and practice and see if we can make it work.
Easy to make and low cost if anyone wants to try and give feedback.
Pictures of what I made and mocked up with both boats hooked to the other.