I've got a 17' aluminum canoe. I love to fish from it. My problem is a new one for me and that is getting it on top of my car (and off of the car).

I'm not as young as I used to be and I can't "grunt" it up to the top of my car - a Subaru Outback. My son is away at college... so he doesn't help anymore.

On my old car and my old jeep I used to be able to lift one end of the canoe up and rest it on the roof rack then just feed the canoe up. I can't do that with the Outback because the car slopes too much and the canoe hits the car before the roof rack. I don't have a hitch so that gizmo that Cabela's sells wouldn't help.

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thank you.