If you're a serious kayaker or canoeist, then chances are you already know how to get in and out of your boat while it's sitting alongside a dock. Should you just be renting one for a bit of fun, though … well, perhaps you could use some help, especially if you don't want to go for an unexpected swim. That's where the EZ Personal Launch enters the picture.
Using EZ-Dock's EZ Launch as its inspiration, the rotationally-molded Personal Launch attaches to the side of an existing floating dock. There, it cradles the boat (or paddleboard) up out of the water, while the user climbs in.
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Once they're ready to go, they just place their paddle in the grooves of the so-called "horizontal ladder" and use it to pull themselves forward. A V-shaped cutout in the launch's platform centers the boat as it slides into the water. Getting back out is much the same.
A company rep tells us that the EZ Personal Launch is priced at US$1,400. You can see a sped-up demo of it, in the following video.