President & CEO
Sherri Blum, Inventor of The Kayak Jack
Sherri Blum, Inventor and Chief Everything Officer of Kayak Jack LLC. Mother of two amazing sons, Luke Blum age 28 and Ethan Blum age 23, Sherri is also a small business owner living in Central PA. You'll often see her with her German Shepherd sidekick, Willow.
The Kayak Jack is a single-user boat lift for loading your kayak or canoe onto a roof rack. Kayaks are heavy and cumbersome when trying to lift and load them alone. The Kayak Jack allows you to adventure independently with ease! Save your back with the Kayak Jack!
Invention of The Kayak Jack
A 54 year old single mother, I love the outdoors. Kayaking is one of my favorite sporting adventures, but I always had difficulty lifting a 50+ pound kayak over my head to load it onto my roof rack. Kayaks are heavy, cumbersome and are made to "right" themselves, often flipping over on me when I tried to muscle them onto the car's roof rack or even the storage rack at my beach condo. And let's not forget the scratches this impossible feat left on my car as I attempted repeatedly to load the boat alone. I hated the fact that in order to go kayaking, I would have to solicit assistance from a neighbor, or in some cases a stranger just passing by. I'm not the typical "damsel in distress" and never wanted to appear weak or incapable. Sadly, I wasn't able to kayak as often as I wished. As I talked with female and male friends who love kayaking, most expressed the same frustration. So I set out to create a solution for the issue that I knew made it difficult for strong, independent women and men to enjoy this sport. I drew some sketches and contacted a patent attorney. This attorney happened to have a mechanical engineering background, and was an avid kayaker himself! It was a match made in heaven! He believed in my ideas and my product and the rest is history!