Patent Number: 6,305,311

Title: Kayak back-band installation assembly and method for installing a back-band in a kayak

Abstract: An assembly and method for installing a back-band utilize ratchet straps and pawl members interconnected with the back band and cockpit area of a kayak. The pawl member may be mounted to either the back-band or kayak. The ratchet strap has a first end insertable in the pawl members, and inclined teeth engage the pawl member. A second end of the ratchet strap is secured to either the kayak or back-band. In addition, a band and buckle assembly may interconnect with the back-band and kayak to support and align the back-band in the kayak cockpit.

Inventors: Cooke; John Spencer (Boone, NC)

Assignee: Immersion Research, Inc.

International Classification: B63B 29/00 (20060101); B63B 35/71 (20060101); B63B 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018