. 3, 1946. 2,412,162 L. J. LINDBLOM BOAT LOADING DEVICE Filed Jan. 10, 1946 , INVE‘NTOR. BYLawrence JLmdb/om (SE -L Aff'y 2,412,162 Patented Dcc. 3, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,412,162 BOAT LOADING DEVICE ' Lawrence Julius Lindblom, San Francisco, Calif. Application January 10, 1946, Serial No. 640,300 1 Claim. (Cl. 224-29) This invention relates to boat loading means, and has particular reference to means for load ing a boat on to or taking the same off from the 2 purpose of illustration is shown a preferred em bodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 desig nates a motor vehicle as a whole, having a roof portion 6. The numeral ‘I designates a boat which may be of any desired construction. My invention consists in mounting in the bow vide means whereby a light weight boat, such as of the boat a wheel 8, and upon the sides, wheels a row boat, may be readily placed upon the top 9 and II, which wheels 9 and I I are located fairly of a motor vehicle by a single person and with-' closely to the bow-wheel 8. These wheels 9 and out undue strain. A further object is to provide means for plac 10 II serve merely to balance the boat after it is placed upon the motor vehicle, and during the ing the boat on the vehicle top without marring movement of the boat into its securing position, the same. Also mounted upon the gunwale of the boat are A still further object is to provide means for suction cups, as shown at I2, I3, I4 and I6; and lowering the boat after it has been placed on the top of the vehicle against suction cups so as to 15 secured to the transom of the boat are handles I1 and 8. maintain the same in fixed position. The result of this construction is that when the A further object is to provide means for trans boat is so equipped, the person who is about to porting the boat after the same has been re place the same upon‘ the vehicle lifts the bow up moved from the top of the vehicle. Other objects and advantages will be apparent 20 onto the back of the car. By now taking hold of during the course of the following description. the handles I1 and I8 the bowv of the boat may be In the accompanying drawing forming a, part pushed upwardly over the back of the car until of this speci?cation and in which like numerals the wheels 9 and I I come into contact with the top are employed to designate like parts throughout of the vehicle. IO GI These wheels 9 and I I will now take care of any the same, tipping action which might be encountered and Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a motor vehicle showing the manner in which the boat is moved prove injurious to the ?nish of the vehicle, onto the top, and showing in dotted lines the po As the wheel 8 approaches the front of the sition the boat will occupy when in ?xed relation car it will leave the curvature and extend over 30 the engine hood, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. to the vehicle. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of my boat arrange The wheels 9 and II_ will also leave the top of the car due to the forward curvature, and the suc ment, and Fig. 3 is a side elevation showing the manner in tion cups I2, I3, I 4 and I6 will engage the top which the boat may be transported after being and then serve to hold the boat in relatively ?xed 35 removed from the motor vehicle. position. Ordinarily when a boat is carried upon the top In order to safeguard any movement, tie-cables, of a vehicle it requires the services of several peo as shown in dotted lines at "A" and "B" may be ple in order to place the boat onto the vehicle; used. also, damage is done to the surface of the ve When it is desired to remove the boat of! from 40 hicle clue to the scraping of the boat thereon, the top of the car the suction cups are released and the same procedure is required for removing in the usual manner as by running a toothpick the boat from the vehicle. or match under the edge thereof to relieve the Also, the persons handling the boat are very ~. suction, and. then a slight lift and backward pull apt to sustain strain due to the awkward posi on the handles I1 and II! will bring the wheels 9 tions in which they have to work during the 45 and I I against the top and the whole boat may be loading and unloading of the boat. moved rearwardly and oil from the vehicle. Also, after the boat is upon the ground it has When the boat has been placed upon the ground to be carried to the point of placing the same in the wheel 8 may be used to transport the boat in the water. wheelbarrow fashion, using the handles to guide I have, therefore, provided means whereby a 50 the boat, and the same may be transported in this single individual may very readily place a boat manner to the place where it is to be placed in upon the top of a mOtOr vehicle, secure it thereto the water, and later remove it therefrom for transportation It will thus be seen that I have provided a very along the earth. simple means for positioning a boat upon 5 ve top of a motor vehicle. . The principal object of this invention is to pro In the accompanying drawing wherein for the as 2,412,109 'hioleleewellumennetortrmportingthebtat :round. Itietobeundentoodthnttheformotmyin nlong‘the , vention herewith shown and described is to be taken a; e preferred example of the ume and that verioue changes relative to the materiel, else. ehepeendarrengementotpartemeybereeorted to without departing from the epirit or the inven tion or the scope oi the subloined claim. Having thus described my invention, I claim: 10 4 ' ' Inedeviceotthechmcterdeec?hedtheecmi binetion with e boat‘oi' n bow-wheel mounted in thelmpereuriece oithebowlendepeirolmeed slipportingwheelemountedonthemwnleeoi'the a relatively short distance toward the stern .of the boat. and suction cup men-necerriedonthe :unwalee ot-the boat subetentieily as shown and described. , i ' . LAWRENCE JULIUS LINDBIDU.