Hanging a Kayak in Garage
Posted by: pcww on Aug-30-09 4:43 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
Just finished my Chesapeake 17 and really enjoy it so far. I now need to hang it from the rafters in my garage. They are sturdy so can easily support the weight of the kayak. I am looking for some suggestions on a kit or some type of pulley system including the rack itself.
Also I have a regular railed trailer that I need to convert to a kayak transporter and would like suggestions on this type of rack. Thanks.
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Posted by: wetzool on Aug-30-09 4:57 PM (EST)
of these and it works quite well. Considerably cheaper than the name brand version.
Posted by: redmond on Aug-30-09 5:11 PM (EST)
10 bucks from Harbor Freight. I've got several of these, they work well, especially for 9.99!
Posted by: phrancis on Sep-02-09 1:23 PM (EST)
I have the same cheap bike hoist for my old rec kayak, but I haven't used it for my 17' Chatham since it weighs more than the 50 lbs that the hoist is limited to. I was thinking of getting thicker rope though... Here's a pic:
I just used eyebolts and straps|
Posted by: angstrom on Aug-30-09 7:42 PM (EST)
Lower one end at a time, works fine.
listen to Angstrom|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-30-09 8:41 PM (EST)
you can make a simple system with just straps or ropes...works great
Keep it simple...........|
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-30-09 9:18 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Aug-30-09 9:01 PM (EST)
I've built 2 hoists(1 kayak, 1 canoe) with pulleys and ropes. I was pleased with both then I won a Harken Hoister. The Harken works considerably easier and safer.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-30-09 9:58 PM (EST)
Here's mine: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/560969181QajkKx
Posted by: Waterbearer on Aug-31-09 7:31 AM (EST)
Based reading hoist reviews on this site, I purchased the Handy Hooker system and have been quite pleased with it. One person can gradually raise or lower the boat one end at a time - cam locks on the webbing hold the boat in position while in the air as you move from one end of the boat to the other.
BAC works for me|
Posted by: Tecpartner on Aug-31-09 2:04 PM (EST)
I have one kayak hanging on a system I made my self from big box parts, and two hanging from the BAC hoists. I prefer the BAC hoists. They work more smoothly and are safer.
Cgheap bike hoists|
Posted by: Tecpartner on Sep-02-09 1:12 PM (EST)
Last night I installed one of the cheap bike hoists rated to 50 lbs. I'll use it for my bikes, but not for my kayaks. It seemed flimsy.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-07-12 5:38 PM (EST)
I have ahome made ystem of pulleys and straps that works great for my canoe. I just bought kayaks. Since they are poly, I want to know what is the proper distance apart to prevent sagging or "oil canning" of the boat. I have a 14.5 ft. boat.