Can anyone recommend a good one that's not too expensive? Or a simple one I can make myself? Are there any stores that stock them instead of buying online? Thanks.
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Posted by: edzep on Apr-01-13 8:06 PM (EST)
Posted by: wetzool on Apr-01-13 8:53 PM (EST)
These work well. I've used one for several years.
I use a bicycle hoist|
Posted by: abz on Apr-01-13 9:07 PM (EST)
but you have to place the pulleys farther apart than the installation instructons will specify.
If you have Menards or Lowes|
Posted by: trvlrerik on Apr-01-13 11:25 PM (EST)
in your town they both carry a no-name bicycle hoist that works very well. I did replace the low quality rope with a little higher quality line. just make sure you mount them in studs, and spread them out to support your boat correctly.
Do you need to lift or just hang?|
Posted by: Kocho on Apr-02-13 9:50 AM (EST)
For just hanging above the cars in the garage, my system is great, cheap, and easy to install if you have basic home repair tools and skills.
Not the cheapest|
Posted by: RockyRaab on Apr-02-13 5:50 PM (EST)
But they are the BEST. Look at Harken Hoisters at hoister.com
My husband made up a unit for us|
Posted by: shirlann on Apr-03-13 11:17 AM (EST)
Mine is elaborate but simple to build|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Apr-03-13 11:43 AM (EST)
Simple and cheap|
Posted by: Waterbird on Apr-03-13 9:30 PM (EST)
Screw two large J hooks into a ceiling joist. Get two long straps that have hooks on both ends and a cam buckle ---not the ratcheting type. Hange one end of the straps from the hooks. Wrap the other end around the kayak. Place the second strap hook on the ceiling hook and pull the loose end to lift the kayak.
Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-03-13 11:03 PM (EST)
Thanks guys. I wound up going with the Attwood kayak hoist. It's well worth the $26 from Farm and Fleet. The only problem is the straps are too long. I need the kayak to be raised about 18" higher. That means I need to shorten each strap by 36", correct?
Posted by: rrose on Apr-04-13 6:44 PM (EST)
just get the wife to load it up for ya...and if it's too much for her get her a membership to a fitness club. In the meantime, get a neighbor to help her. Be sure to thank 'em when you've finished your beer and turned off the sports channel.
Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-04-13 9:09 PM (EST)
Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question.