Tide Pulley 2017-11-01T19:47:15+00:00

How it works

The Tide Pulley, when affixed to one of the attachment holes at the upper end of the KayaArm mast, enables height adjustment of the KayaArm arm that may be needed due to tide level changes upon return from a kayaking excursion. The arrangement consists of attaching the Tide Pulley assembly, replacing the chain with
a rope and for tying off the rope adding a cleat at a location that is reachable from the returning kayaker in their kayak.

As shown in the photos the bracket, pulley and bolts are assembled to fit onto the right side of the mast when facing the mast from the dock. Assemble it in the mirror image to mount it on the left side.

tide pulley system

Additional Examples of Use

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Use of an Anchor Cleat or Hook

The photos also show two possible locations for an anchor cleat or hook for tying off the rope and one photo shows the chain added onto the end of the rope enabling chain link adjustment increments. Some experimentation will be needed to determine the best location for the cleat or hook. 

Key considerations are accessibility from the dock and from the water while in the kayak and also keeping the path clear for entering/exiting the kayak.

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Tide Pulley and Ladder at the Dock

This photo from a woman in North Carolina shows an excellent combination installation of Tide Pulley and ladder used with a KayaArm.

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