I am new to kayaking and want to know your thoughts for storing a kayak overhead in the fashion pictured below. Is this acceptable / recommended storage for a Hobie Outback?
I used two 18 foot 2" heavyweight polypropelene cam straps to hoist the kayak to the ceililng. The breaking strength for each strap is from 675 - 1800 lbs. Each strap is equipped with a coated safety S-hook so it will not accidentally fall from the screw eye in the ceiling. Each strap has a buckle pad (on other side of kayak) in order to cushion and not leave any scratches on the kayak.
I can lower the kayak from the ceilling into the back of my pickup and take off.
Upon return, I wash the kayak in the yard, load it onto my cart and wheel it into the garage. Each of the long straps form a sling hanging almost to floor level in the garage. Place each sling around the kayak. When you pull down on the strap it lifts one side of the kayak and locks. Alternate lifting each side of the kayak this way until it reaches ceiling level and is out of the way.
Each strap cost about $15.00 + cost of shipping + cost of eyebolts which I felt was reasonable cost.
Are the straps located in the correct position on the kayak in order to prevent damage to the Outback?
Thanks in advance,
Kayak suspended from ceiling
Position of straps on Outack.