Kayak cover with zipper

– aids people with disabilities and impaired hand function

User pulls up zipper on cover while sitting in kayak
User pulls up zipper on cover while sitting in kayak

Description
Cover with zipper, known as a ‘marathon cover’, which is attached to the kayak when getting in and out of the kayak. The tab of the zipper is modified with an easy-grip loop made of string.

Users comments
The user does not have adequate hand strength to attach an ordinary cover to the kayak. This cover is attached to the kayak and all she has to do is climb in and pull up the zipper.
Another advantage is that the user can easily access food or beverage stored in the cockpit.

Purchased from
Sporting goods store, Stores for kayaks and accessories

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2010

Kayak with cover
Kayak with cover

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Tipsare: Caroline

Caroline lives in an apartment and is working. She has a congenital disease (Ehlers-Danlos syndrom) which gives her fluctuating problems and pain in all her joints. Since 2000 she is using a wheelchair outdoors. She has homehelp 27 hours a month.