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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:27 pm 
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I have two new roommates moving in so it looks like I will have to share my 2 car garage and hang my canoe and get rid of my Hobie Cat. I wanted to see your pulley systems and see what you did to hang your kayaks in the garage. If possible, I would like to hang it upright so I can keep my life jackets/random things inside while it is hanging. Do you think that that would mess it up? Post pics of your rigs!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:01 am 
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Hello Keven,

Can this be of any help?
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17730&hilit=+ceiling
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16799&hilit=hoist
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23733&hilit=ceiling
viewtopic.php?f=73&t=23018&hilit=ceiling
viewtopic.php?f=78&t=21661&hilit=ceiling

Cheers, Thierry :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:08 am 
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Thank you! Those are very nice!

I was thinking of copying something like what was in your last link:

http://texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/vi ... h#p1402093


Picture isn't great, but this is what I came up with:


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What do you guys think? Any suggestions/tips/ideas?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:20 am 
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First thing that comes to mind is that raising this could be a 2 man exercise. The rear would need to be pushed up whilst the front is pulled up. There will be a balancing issue between front and rear pulleys. I would feel more comfortable if your design forced all lines to travel together.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:23 am 
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Yeah found figured that out last night. It is pretty much done now and I have changed the set up a little. Heading to Harbor Freight right now to pick up another pulley and I will report back with results!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:32 am 
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Have you looked at the "Box lifter" made by Thule.
Designed to lift roof mount pods, I have used them to hold my
Tandem Oasis & Revolution. very easy to wind up & down.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Finally got around to posting pics. Its actually much harder to pull up then I expected, even after all the research I did. I dont know if its because the canoe is heavier than I think, or because I don't exactly have the highest quality pulleys (harbor freight).

End result:
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Comments/Suggestions/Critique?


Considering scrapping my plan for two of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/gambrel-an ... 99758.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:23 pm 
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You probably should pull the rope (that is under the hull) through a foam noodle (maybe with a old piece of hose to protect the noodle). I think the rope by itself will dent the plastic hull. Other than that, it looks good.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:00 pm 
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reconlon wrote:
You probably should pull the rope (that is under the hull) through a foam noodle (maybe with a old piece of hose to protect the noodle). I think the rope by itself will dent the plastic hull. Other than that, it looks good.


Ditto on the hose/pool noodle combo. Pool noodles, the greatest invention since duct tape!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:08 pm 
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Yeah I should have mentioned that I already had a pool noodle ready for this application! Any suggestions on how to make it easier to use? More pulleys? What ratio is this?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:44 am 
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I would recommend checking out a "Thule" "Boxlifter".
although designed to lift roof top cargo boxes, they are rated at 100kg
I have two of these to hold my hobie oasis & hobie revolution up out of harms way.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:13 am 
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Hello Kevin, nice job you did there :-)
I had to install a winch, I couldn't get our Oasis of the floor.

Montedane, are the ropes on the Boxlifter long enough to reach the floor?
Because I couldn't find any information on that, and I couldn't find a dealer who had one, I build our hoist myself.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:04 pm 
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You could use double-purchase blocks to give a mechanical advantage.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:45 am 
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Hi Thierry,
If you google "thule box lift 571" you should be able to
find plenty of info & pictures.
Because I spread the pulleys further apart & wanted to reach the floor,
I replaced the rope supplied with a longer nylon rope.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:09 pm 
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Here are some pictures of the rig I use for my Pro Angler. It's plenty strong and can hold lots of additional gear.

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

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