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Publication numberUS3436778 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1969
Filing dateJun 5, 1967
Priority dateJun 5, 1967
Publication numberUS 3436778 A, US 3436778A, US-A-3436778, US3436778 A, US3436778A
InventorsReginald Klose, Albert J E Stevens, Charles H Stevens
Original AssigneeAlbert J E Stevens, Charles H Stevens, Reginald Klose
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boat portaging and carrying device
US 3436778 A
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April 8, 1969 A. J. E. STEVENS ET AL 3,436,778

BOAT PORTAGING AND CARRYING DEVICE Filed June 5, 1967 o 42 :l 2225 2l /'1'}= w I6 l5 F/G l 33 32 FIG. 2A

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United States Patent BOAT PORTAGING AND CARRYING DEVICE Albert J. E. Stevens, Ste. 1 1.0.0.F. Block, Kenora, 0n-

tario, Canada; Charles H. Stevens, General Delivery,

Minaki, Ontario, Canada; and Reginald Klose, R. Rte.

1, Kenora, Ontario, Canada Filed June 5, 1967, Ser. No. 643,468 Int. Cl. A45f 3/15; B65g 7/12 U.S. Cl. 9-400 12 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates t-o new and useful improvements in boat portaging and carrying devices.

It is often necessary to portage boats from one lake to another or from one location to another, and although present day boats may be relatively light-weight, nevertheless the size and configura-tion thereof makes them awkward to carry, particularly when they have to be transported along relatively narrow trails.

We have overcome these disadvantages by providing relatively lightweight, easily attachable devices whereby two men can transport a boat from one location t-o another readily and easily and at the same time have full visibility at all times.

The rst embodiment includes a carrying handle engageable by one end thereof to the conventional ring at the front of the boat and including a snubber which engages Ithe prow. This carrying handle can be manipulated by one man and can either be held in the hand or, alternatively, can be rested upon a shoulder.

In conjunction with this carrying handle, Iwe provide a pair of carrying handles detachably securable to the prow and adapted to be carried by a second man either in the hands or, upon the shoulders.

A second embodiment includes means securable to the side of the boat enabling hand rings to be detachably inserted therein so that a boat can be lifted and carried between a plurality of men.

The principal object and essence of the invention is to provide lightweight, readily detachable and attach- -able carrying handles for `a boat which does not require special attachment to be secured thereto.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of the character herewithin described in which the carrying components are adjustable within limits to suit different sizes and shapes of boats.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide a device of ythe character herewithin described which is simple in construction, economical in manufacture, and otherwise well suited to the purpose for which it is designed.

With the foregoing in view, and such other objects, purposes or advantages as may become apparent from consideration of this disclosure and specification, the present invention consists of the inventive concept in whatsoever way the same may be embodied having reg-ard to the particular exemplitica-tion or exemplications of same herein, with due regard in this connect-ion being had yto the accompanying figures in which:

FIGURE 1 is a side elevation of the front carrying handle shown attached to the prow of a boat.

FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary top plan view of a p0rtion of the snubber engaging the prow.

FIGURE 2A is a side elevation of one of the rear carrying handles shown attached to a portion of the stern of a boat.

FIGURE 3 is a top plan view reduced in scale showing the rear and front carrying handles being attached to a boat.

FIGURE 4 is a front elevation of an alternative method.

FIGURE 5 is a side view of FIGURE 4 but showing a carrying ring attached to the plate.

FIGURE 6 is a plan view of the carrying ring per se.

In the drawings like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different figures.

yProceeding therefore to describe the invention in detail, FIGURES 1 to 3 inclusive show the preferred embodiment 'of the device.

Numeral 10 illustrates the prow of a boat having the conventional swivel ring 11 secured thereto which is normally used for mooring purposes.

The' front carrying handle collectively designated l12 consists of a carrying handle in the form of an elongated tube 13 having a hand grip 14 upon one end thereof.

A hook component 15 is adjustably attached to the other end 16 of the handle 13 by means of pin 17 and this hook is adap-ted to engage the aforementioned ring 11 as clearly shown.

A snubber component 18 extends between the handle 13 and the upper portion 19 of the prow. This cornponent includes a securing clamp 20 surrounding the handle 13 and secured thereto and a tube portion 21 of a telescopic unit collectively designated 22 is pivotally secured by means of pivot pin 23, to the clamp 20.

A sliding portion 24 engages the tubular portion 21 and is adjustable within limits by means of pin 25 engaging apertures 26 within the sliding component 24.

This sliding portion 24 engage the tubular portion 21 and is adjustable within limits by means of pin 25 engaging apertures 26 within the sliding component 24.

This sliding component terminates in a bifurcated end in the form of a V 26' lined with resilient material 77 and this V engages the upper portion 19 of the prow as shown.

A check chain 28 extends between the component 18 and the handle 13 and limits the upward movement thereof.

A shoulder engaging component 29 is provided along the length of handle 13 and consists of a sleeve 30 clampable along the length of the handle 13 by means of thumb screws 31.

An arcuate curved plate 32 is secured to the underside of the sleeve and is lined with resilient material '33, it being understood that this plate 32 is adapted to rest on the shoulder of a man carrying the front of the boat.

FIGURE 2A shows details of the rear carrying handles which include an elongated handle portion in the form of a tube 34 having a handle 35 upon one end thereof.

A shoulder component 29 is provided along the length of handle 34 having similar construction to the shoulder component 29 previously described with relation to FIG- URE 1.

Depending from the other end 36 of the handle 34 are spaced and parallel jaw plates 37 and 318 adapted to engage over the upper edge 39 of the stern 40 of the boat and to be secured thereto by means of clamp screw components 41, it being understood that there is a pair of these rear components detachably securable one upon each side of the stern as shown in FIGURE 3.

In operation, the components are secured to the boat as illustrated in FIGURE 3 whereupon one man carrying the front of the -boat with the plate 32 resting upon his shoulder and the second man can support the rear of the boat with the plate 32 resting upon each shoulder, it being understood that he walks between the two rear components.

FIGURES 4 to 6 show an alternative method comprising a rectangular plate 42 securable at intervals around the boat adjacent the thwarts 43 by means of screws 44.

This plate is stepped outwardly as at 45 and as shown in FIGURE 5 and this outwardly stepped portion is provided with a cruciform aperture 46.

A carrying hook 47 includes an upper hook portion 48 and a carrying or hand engaging ring 49.

These are engageable within the cruciform aperture 46 as shown in FIGURE 5 and are locked in position so that a plurality of men can carry a boat clear of the ground by means of these carrying handles.

What is claimed to 'be the present invention is:

1. Boat portaging and carrying devices comprising in combination a front prow engaging member and at least one rear stern engaging member, said front pro-w engaging member including an elongated handle, ringengaging means on one end of said handle, and a prow snubbing device attached to said handle between the ends thereof and inclining upwardly and forwardly to engage the prow of the associated boat, said prow snubbing device including a member pivotall-y secu-red by one end thereof to said handle and a bifurcated portion on the other end of said member adapted to engage the prow of the associated boat.

2. The device according to claim 1 in which said rear stern engaging member includes an elongated handle and means on one end of said handle adapted to engage over the upper edge of the stern of the associated boat to clamp said rear stern engaging member thereto.

3. The device `according to claim 2 in which said member of the prow snubbing device is selectively adjustable in length within limits, and includes a check chain extending from said member to said handle rbetween said one end of said handle and the point of attachment of said member to said handle.

4. The device according to claim 2 in which said means on one end of said handle adapted to engage over the upper edge of the stern of the associated fboat includes a pair of spaced and parallel jaws secured to said one end Iand extending at right angles therefrom and screw threaded clamping means extending through one of said jaws. v

5. The device according to claim 2 in which said handle of said front prow engaging member and said handle of said rear stern engaging member both include shoulder engaging means adjustably secured along the length thereof.

6. The device according to claim 3 in which said handle of said front prow engaging member and said 1handle of said rear stern engaging member both include shoulder engaging -means adjustably secured along the length thereof.

7. The device accorded to claim 4 in which said handle of said front prow engaging member and said handle of said rear stern engaging member both include shoulder engaging means adjustably secured along the length thereof.

8. The device according to claim 1 in which said member of 'the prow snubbing device is selectively adjustable in length within limits, and includes a check chain extending irom said member to said handle between said one end of said handle and the point of attachment of said member to said handle.

9. The device according to claim 8 in which said handle of said front prow engaging member and said rear stern engaging member both include shoulder engaging means adjustably secured along the length thereof.

10. The device according to claim 1 in which said rear stern engaging member is adapted to engage over the upper edge of the stern of the associated -boat and includes a pair of spaced and parallel jaws secured to said one end and extending at right angles therefrom and screw threaded clamping means extending through one of said jaws.

11. The device according to claim 10 in which said handle of said front prow engaging member and said rear stern engaging member lboth include shoulder engaging means adjustably secured along the length thereof.

12. The device according to claim 1 in which said handle of said front prow engaging member and said rear stern engaging member both include shoulder engaging means adjustably secured along the length thereof.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 612,352 10/1898 Lane 114--43 3,068,024 12/ 1962 Berliner ..-1.--- 9-1 3,283,347 1l/1966 Martin 9-1 FERGUS S. MIDDLETON, Primary Examiner.

T. W. BUCKMAN, Assistant Examiner.

Us. c1. xn. 1

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Classifications
U.S. Classification114/343, 294/15
International ClassificationB63B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB63B3/00, B63B2739/00
European ClassificationB63B3/00