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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:44 am 
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Most I've seen are only rated to 100lbs. Just curious if you're using one what model you chose?

Thanks for any info.


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:08 am 
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I bought a Harken Hoister system for my Prangler 14. Have used it for two winters now, and it is great. Very high quality hardware, good instructions, and easy installation. Worth every penny. http://www.hoister.com/

Look in their jeep and truck section for higher-capacity systems. I bought a four-point system for a 12' lift (Could have gotten by with a 10' lift but wanted to be sure) with a capacity of 145 pounds. Modanuff for a 100-pound Prangler.

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:37 am 
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I used a Racor Pro lift off of Amazon for $144.00. I love it and use a hammerdrill with a 1/2" chuck to raise and lower it. I've provided a link where you can see it. Oh yeah, it's rated to 150# I think.

http://www.swfkaa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=866


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:27 pm 
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We have a Harkin for our Outback. Love it. It comes in various heights so if your garage is short or tall, they have one to fit. You do need to anchor it to cross beams so it's useful to know what sort of cross beams you have and their direction before mounting. We discovered we had metal beams so had to provide a backing plate for stability and strength. Not your typical wood beam install by any means.

Great product.


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 8:08 pm 
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I've been storing my PA on a Racor Pro Heavy Lift for 4 years and it is still working perfectly. Here's my setup -

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=21661

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:53 am 
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The hoist is only as good as how good you have secured it to the ceiling.

It works similar to you tying your kayak to a roof rack mount system on your car. When the kayak, still tied to the roof rack, comes flying off, you realize that you should have attached it more securely to actual vehicle and not just to the roof rack.

Nothing more disappointing than coming out early one morning and find your kayak and hoist system laying on top of your car.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:34 pm 
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Using the Harken 200 lb and being able to hoist flush with the ceiling is great.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:44 am 
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Thanks for the info, everyone.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 7:31 am 
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Mine works great on my Outfitter. Just don't let the rope slip in you hand like I did.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:09 am 
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The Harken system won't drop your 'yak; it will lock the instant you let go of the rope.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:31 am 
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I posted some pictures in the past of how I set up the Harken hoist (140#, 4-point) in my garage in a previous post titled "Storage???". There was some discussion in that thread that may help with your question.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Like I said before..... just be sure you have your hoist system securely attached to the ceiling. I don't care which hoist system you are going to use. If it isn't secured properly, everything will come tumbling down....


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