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 4 out of 5 by kimcheekidz does the job The Attwood Kayak Hoist System works great just needed to replace the rope for a better quality one but other than that i am very satisfied with it. It does exactly what it is supposed to do. May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rhino3434 worth the $$ this pulley system was a snap to put together, and very easy to use. everything that you might need to install it was there. i personally had pieces left over that i didn't need. i love how it lifts and lowers the kayak evenly, and the brake mechanism is awesome. March 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by fadedred just the thing Just the thing to re-claim some garage floor space, plus the wife is happier. Installed easy & worked like you wood expect. The straps are a little long for my 9' ceiling, but I can get someone to shorten them. My 12' Kayak is about 5' off the floor. The rope is not anything special, but does the job. The rope lock allows you to use your weight to lift and lower the boat without straining your back. A good thing for me. February 8, 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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