DIY kayak hoist
Posted by: old_user on Apr-24-08 6:36 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
Just getting into paddling and purchased a 17' Wilderness Systems Cape Horn 170 Kayak. Need to make a hoist for the garage. Does any one have any blueprints or clearly explained directions (and photos) on how to build a hoist for this 60 lb rig? My garage is sheetrocked so rafters are not an option. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Posted by: grayhawk on Apr-24-08 7:20 PM (EST)
This will hold 60lbs.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-24-08 9:35 PM (EST)
Grayhawk-I appreciate the response and the photos; they are the best that I have seen and give me lots to think about. Thank you!
Posted by: ScupperFrank on Apr-24-08 9:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Apr-25-08 11:53 AM (EST)
I bought a "bike" pulley system from a big box store at a mere fraction of DIY cost.... Hardware is not cheap, you will learn that fast pricing your own out.
Posted by: guideboatguy on Apr-25-08 12:04 AM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Apr-25-08 1:48 AM (EST)
Wow! I appreciate your explanation, direction and the time that you took to respond to my question. Photos would be swell if you have time! Great job!
I'll plan on posting some photos...|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Apr-25-08 11:49 AM (EST)
... soon. Of course, that means folks will get to see how cluttered my shop has gotten lately.
These work great|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-25-08 1:05 AM (EST)
I tried a DIY hoist|
Posted by: leob1 on Apr-25-08 8:43 AM (EST)
It didn't work any where near as well as I had hoped. The one I purchased work way better, contain everything you need, and have a safety feature that ouot ways any cost saving over a DIY setup. There is a lock that prevents the kayak or bike from falling if you let go of the rope while raising or lowering, that alone is worth every penny, and it makes it easier to raise.
Ease of use and safety do not...|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Apr-25-08 9:55 AM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Apr-25-08 11:10 AM (EST)
Here are a few links for hoists
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Posted by: mikepaddle on Apr-25-08 1:04 PM (EST)
Posted by: Angell on Apr-26-08 12:47 AM (EST)
Buy the kit|
Posted by: tecpartner on Apr-28-08 1:13 PM (EST)
I made my own kayak hoist from parts readily available frorm my local big box store. Then I purchased a BAC Industries hoist from Northern Tools for about $40. The purchased product is much better, and has several convenient features, including a safety brake, and adaptors to hang the pulleys from a flat ceiling. I have two hoists hanging and a third ready to be installed. My DIY lift cost almost as much as the prepackaged system, and took much longer to install, including follow-up visits to the Big Box for parts I didn't realize I needed.