Using the KAYAKaLOT

Congratulations on choosing KAYAKaLOT, your premier kayak launch device designed to enhance your kayaking adventures from the comfort of your dock. Ensuring your safety and maximizing the usability of this product starts with proper installation, setup, and use. Let’s embark on setting up your KAYAKaLOT for countless safe launches and returns.

Installation with Precision

For the ultimate peace of mind, we recommend enlisting a professional with expertise in construction techniques to mount your KAYAKaLOT onto your dock. The base of the device is equipped with pre-drilled mounting holes strategically placed to accommodate a variety of dock structures. It’s essential to anchor the device into the dock’s structural members for optimal stability and safety. Should your preferred location require, additional holes may be drilled to ensure a secure fit. The responsibility to assess and execute this securely rests with the installer, ensuring your KAYAKaLOT is as steadfast as a safety railing or swim ladder.

Choosing High-Quality Anchors

To maintain the integrity of your dock and ensure a firm mount, use only high-grade stainless steel or equivalent exterior lag bolts, screws, or through-bolts. Pre-drilling pilot holes is a must to prevent any damage to your dock’s decking or framing. This careful approach will preserve the structural soundness of your dock while providing a secure base for your KAYAKaLOT.

Optimal Placement for Easy Access

Select a spot at the edge of your dock that allows ample room for your kayak to glide into the water and be secured by the KAYAKaLOT’s ropes, holding it steady for boarding. The device is initially set for a left-to-right approach from the dock, but can be adjusted to accommodate a right-to-left entry if needed. Detailed instructions and provided tools make this adjustment straightforward before mounting.

Rope Setup for Secure Launching

Your KAYAKaLOT comes with two durable nylon ropes, each designed for a specific end of your kayak to ensure it’s snug and secure. Follow the detailed diagrams to adjust the ropes to the perfect length for your kayak and your comfort, ensuring a smooth boarding and debarking process.

Customizable for Your Kayak

Adjust the horizontal arm to match the width of your kayak with ease, ensuring your kayak fits perfectly within the KAYAKaLOT’s embrace. The vertical drop bar is designed to extend just the right amount into the water, providing additional stability and ease of use, adjustable with common tools for a one-time setup tailored to your needs.

Space-Saving and Safe Design

When not in use, the KAYAKaLOT can be folded up, conserving precious dock space and protecting the device from potential damage by passing boats. This feature ensures your dock remains versatile for all activities, from mooring boats to swimming.

Safety First

It’s crucial to never stand on the extended horizontal arm and always wear personal flotation devices during any water-related activities. The KAYAKaLOT is designed for launching and retrieving kayaks safely; it’s not a platform but a passage to adventure.

Enjoying Your KAYAKaLOT

With your KAYAKaLOT securely installed, using it is a breeze. Follow the simple steps to secure your kayak for a safe launch or return, using the ropes and bars as guides and supports. Your kayak will be stable and secure, ready for you to embark or disembark with confidence.

Included with your KAYAKaLOT are detailed diagrams, instructions, and visual aids to ensure every step from mounting to daily use is clear and straightforward. We’re excited for you to experience the ease and safety of launching your kayak with KAYAKaLOT, your trusted partner in kayaking adventures.

Rediscover your love of kayaking without limits

Our kayak launch device will ensure a safe and easy transition from the dock into your kayak.

  • Improved Accessibility

  • Sturdy Construction

  • Versatility for All Ages