Attwood® Kayak and Canoe Hoist System
- Stores canoe or kayak up out of the way easily
- Two rope hoist system - easy to operate and pull
- Includes 50' of rope
- One person operation
- Also works with bikes, ladders, or other large, bulky items up to 120 lbs.
- Comes with two 8'3'' hanging straps
- Mounts directly to ceiling studs for sturdy, trustworthy hold
Manufacturer model #: 11953-4.
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasHulapopper Attwood Kayak Hanger I've had two of these hanging my kayaks in the garage for over a year. Now I'm adding a third. We use our kayaks about every other weekend so these systems do get used. I have had no issues in fact I think they have a very good design and they are easy to use and assemble. I have a 15' Perception and a 14' Emotion hanging so average weight is around 80lbs with gear included. Thanks for a great product and a good price! April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BLLC Fantastic Hoist The Attwood Kayak Hoist is easy to install and the instructions are clear. The breaking mechanism is secure. One word of caution, the suggested 2/3 distance between the strap supports does not work for sea kayaks. Sea Kayaks are long and slender and need support closer to the cockpit, so a 1/2 distance between the straps. We installed the straps according to the directions, but added secondary support straps at either side of the cockpit. November 13, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by efahrens Works ok The system raises and lowers the canoe properly. The directions on how to route the ropes through the pulleys are terrible November 1, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hobbes Bad instructions I'm still trying to figure out how to thread the rope through the braking system. The instructions are useless. Also, there is no mention in the instructions that it matters which end you mount the brake system pulley. I didn't notice that the pulleys were different until I already had them mounted. So of course I had them reversed and had to remove and reattach to joists. I can't understand how you can put all of that effort into designing and marketing a product and not include decent instructions. Also, why is there 2 types of brackets? No explanation for that either. Also, with the straps as long as they are my kayak will only go about 4 ft. off the ground from a 10 ft. ceiling joist. Straps need to be adjustable. They are not. October 26, 2012
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A:You need 4.5 times the height you are mounting the brackets from the floor, plus the distance between the mounted brackets. This will give you enough to be able to reach the end when the boat is lowered to the floor. For a 15' kayak you'd probably space the brackets about 9' apart so all up I'd recommend you allow 68'. You may get away with 65'.
A:yes, thats how I store mine. That way you can also store gear like paddle, life vest....
A:Yes, you can hang the boat inverted if you wish (I have with mine) but it depends on the axial balance of the boat and if it will stay that way or twist around on it's own. You won't know until you try.
Details:We want to store a kayak above our garage door and are tight for space.
When you pull the boat up as high as it will go, what is the distance from the ceiling to the bottom of the lower pulley bracket, excluding the hook part?
From the pictures, it looks to be about 8"...
A:It is between 8" to 12", what I did is mounted them above the ceiling joist elevated about 6" so the line could clear the top side of the joist. That way I can now hoist my kayaks up flush with the ceiling.
A:Having just installed mine above my garage door only to find that I needed 2 more inches of clearance, I can answer this very specifically.
If you pull it all the way up where the pulley goes into the ceiling-mounted bracket, leaving zero slack in the rope (not easy to get it up that tight if it's got some weight on it), the bottom of the hooks are exactly 12 inches from the ceiling.
Realistically, I'd expect to target a 15 inch addition to whatever you're hoisting -- especially if you're looking to get it above a garage door and you'd like that garage door to open again. Anything less and you're really going to have to pull hard on the rope and really put quite a strain on this hoising system.
A:Per the manufacturer: Kayak hoist ( this is a hard question ) If I measure the hoist from mounted position down to the bottom of the hooks its approximately 15" that does not include the straps that go around the kayak. Which those ( I'm guessing ) add around 2 to 3 feet to the equation. Thanks
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