Cobb, Eben C.
The primary goal is to design an assistive device to aid the user and help transfer their canoe from the ground to the roof of their vehicle. After selecting the original design, a four-bar linkage, some changes were made to suit the application and allow it to simplify the process of loading a canoe. The system includes a six bar mechanisms with a driver dyad and a four-bar mechanism; they are attached to either end of the canoe. The mechanism is powered by a crank attached to the driver dyad and it will load the boat on top of the car.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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